Remembering Winston Churchill | Tributes to a legendary statesman and a wartime hero
Document Type | Letter
12 February 1965
In this letter, the much loved broadcaster Richard Dimbleby thanks his producer Antony Craxton for his recent letter. Their work in covering the entire state funeral of Winston Churchill has been deemed a success and here Dimbleby pays tribute to the talents of his long-time collaborator and friend.
As the first BBC producer of royal events for television, Antony Craxton oversaw Queen Elizabeth's first TV Christmas message, Prince Charles's investiture as Prince of Wales and many royal weddings as well as the funerals of Field-Marshal Montgomery and Winston Churchill. Richard Dimbleby's tribute to Craxton here is made all the more poignant by Dimbleby's own death just ten months later.
Recollections of the wit and wisdom of Winston Churchill.
A wartime adviser to Churchill, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, discusses his diaries.
Celebrating the life of Winston Churchill.
Prime Minister Harold Wilson and fellow statesmen pay their respects to Churchill.
Churchill's death inspires messages of condolence from world statesmen.
An interview with Churchill's oldest friend.
The life of Winston Churchill in pictures.
London pauses as the state funeral procession begins.
The approach to St Paul's Cathedral and the commencement of the service.
The conclusion of the service and the journey towards Tower Hill.
The final journey of Winston Churchill.
How Churchill's stroke was concealed from the British public.
A retrospective of 'the greatest Briton of the 20th Century'.
Churchill's speech writing methods are recalled by his principal private secretary.
Joan Bakewell meets Churchill's cook.
Donald Norbrook talks with a former private secretary to Churchill.
An interview with Churchill's bodyguard.
Remembering 'the speech that never was'.
A portrait of Sir Winston by his contemporaries.
Robin Day speaks to Anthony Eden about Churchill.
AJP Taylor appraises the successes and failures of Winston Churchill.
Churchill's secretary speaks.
Peter Dimmock shares the latest arrangements for Churchill's funeral.
Richard Dimbleby announced as sole commentator.
The procession route and Order of Service.
Richard Dimbley pays tribute to his producer for the Churchill state funeral broadcast.
Commentator thanks colleague for his letters about Churchill's funeral.
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