Winston Churchill

Voted by BBC viewers the greatest of all Britons in 2002, Winston Churchill remains a symbol of valiant defiance against adversity. Twice prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, he led the Allied forces towards their 'finest hour' and his funeral saw the largest gathering of world dignitaries ever assembled.

The state funeral of Winston Churchill is at the heart of this collection, which also includes personal memories of a man whose loss was deeply felt when he died, aged 90, on 24 January 1965. Each programme is a tribute to the man who claimed to have 'nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat'.

Parliamentary encounters, 1954
audio
The Alanbrooke Diaries, 1957
video
Obituary: Winston Churchill, 1965
video
Tributes to Churchill, 1965
video
People react to Churchill's death, 1965
video
Churchill's oldest friend, 1965
video
Homage to a Great Man, 1965
video
Panorama - Tributes to Churchill, 1965
video

Churchill's state funeral

The State Funeral of Churchill - Part 1
video
The State Funeral of Churchill - Part 2
video
The State Funeral Of Churchill - Part 3
video
The State Funeral of Churchill - Part 4
video

Churchill remembered

Winston Churchill's stroke, 1970
audio
Personality and Power, 1970
audio
Churchill's wartime diet, 1973
video
How Churchill wrote his speeches, c.1973
audio
Someone in Particular, 1973
audio
Churchill's bodyguard, 1974
audio
A heated debate recalled, 1974
audio
Churchill, The Man I Knew, 1974
audio
Wartime friendship, 1974
video
The War Lords - Churchill, 1976
video
Churchill War Rooms stories, 2007
video

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