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Saturday 24 January

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

MOTD Live: FA Cup 4th Round

Gary Lineker introduces live coverage from the stand-out tie of today’s FA Cup fourth round.

With the Premier League clubs having joined the competition during the third round, there’s sure to be plenty of big-hitters in action today.

Casualty - The Last Goodbye

On Rita’s first day as Clinical Nurse Manager she has a visitor from her past, in the shape of her ex-husband Mark.

Grace goes missing - and when Mark is suspected of snatching her, Connie pins the blame on Rita and assures her that her days are numbered. Despite Grace being found safe, Audrey arrives and insists on taking Grace with her to New York to live with her father.

Lofty deals with a patient who thinks her daughter’s being abused. While Ethan rescues Honey after she injures herself at the pole dancing club, which almost results in them sharing a kiss.

CAST: Chloe Howman (Rita); Amanda Mealing (Connie); Emily Carey (Grace); (Ethan); Chelsee Healey (Honey); Lee Mead (Lofty); (Dixie); (Iain); Crystal Yu (Lily); Amanda Henderson (Robyn); Charles Dale (Big Mac); (Ethan); Richard Winsor (Cal); Tony Marshall (Noel).

Match of the Day: FA Cup highlights

Mark Chapman presents highlights of today’s FA Cup fourth-round matches, plus a look back at all the goals from yesterday’s fixtures.

A place in the last 16 of the oldest and most famous domestic cup competition in the world was the carrot today, for clubs dreaming of a trip to Wembley in May.

Eventual winners Arsenal cruised past Coventry City at this stage last season, while it was the end of the FA Cup adventure for the only non-league side left in the competition, Kidderminster Harriers, who lost 1-0 at Premier League Sunderland.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

FA Cup Rewind: 4th Round Classics

The FA Cup fourth round has delivered a host of thrilling ties. BBC Sport takes a look back at some of the most memorable in this one-hour special.

Despite beating Swansea in the third round, non-league Havant & Waterlooville were given no chance of claiming victory at Liverpool in the fourth. However they led twice in the first half of their 2008 tie at Anfield – eventually losing 5-2 in a breathless encounter.

The clock will also be wound back to the 1980s, with the spotlight on two famous cup upsets from that decade – York City’s 1-0 win over Arsenal and Port Vale’s 2-1 victory against Tottenham.

Sunday 25 January

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

MOTD Live: FA Cup 4th Round

Gary Lineker introduces live coverage from one of the standout ties of the FA Cup fourth round.

With a place in the last 16 at stake, dreams of Wembley are starting to become a little more real – who will take another step closer this weekend?

Last Tango In Halifax

In episode five, Caroline is distraught when Holly is arrested for drink driving with baby Flora in the car and it brings home to her how much she has bonded with the child. As she is considering her options, she comes to realise she should call Greg to ask him to help with childcare.

Gillian gets a new job at a supermarket only to find that an old fling, Ollie, works there too. Meanwhile, she plucks up the courage to tell Robbie that Eddie used to abuse her when they were married, not knowing what his reaction will be.

Alan is summoned to the farm by Gillian with the news that Raff wants to quit his education in favour of working for Gary. Raff’s too stubborn to listen to Gillian, but when Alan appeals to him he agrees to think about going to university. Alan begins to resent spending time with Gary after he excitedly announces the nature of their relationship in front of strangers. But Alan’s in for a bigger surprise when Gillian opens up the local paper to find that Gary’s gone public with their private family matter.

Alan is played by Derek Jacobi, Celia by Anne Reid, Caroline by Sarah Lancashire, Gillian by Nicola Walker, Gary by Rupert Graves, Kate by Nina Sosanya, John by Tony Gardner, Cheryl by Rachel Leskova, Robbie by Dean Andrews, Raff by Josh Bolt, Ellie by Katherine Rose Morley, Ginika by Michelle Hurst.

Match Of The Day: FA Cup 4th Round highlights

Mark Chapman presents highlights of today’s FA Cup fourth-round matches.

The FA Cup is the oldest and greatest domestic cup competition in the world of football and it’s sure to throw up more shocks and drama today.

Non-league Kidderminster saw their fairytale FA Cup run ended at Premier League Sunderland at this stage of last year’s competition – who has secured a place in the hat for Monday’s fifth-round draw today?

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

FA Cup Rewind: 4th Round Classics

The FA Cup fourth round has delivered a host of thrilling ties. BBC Sport takes a look back at some of the most memorable in this one-hour special.

Relive all the action from one of the best FA Cup comebacks of all time in 2004 when ten-man Manchester City scored four second-half goals to come from behind and beat Tottenham 4-3. Joey Barton saw red for a Blues side who eventually triumphed thanks to a 90th-minute Jonathan Macken winner.

Take a trip to 1990 and witness Bristol City’s 3-1 win over Chelsea, while also heading even further back in the archives to 1975 for non-league Leatherhead’s so-near-but-so-far 3-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester.

Ski Sunday

Graham Bell and Ed Leigh introduce the latest alpine sports action in the fourth programme of the series.

This week is all about the most iconic downhill race of the World Cup circuit. It's Kitzbuhel, where all eyes will be on the infamous Streif course.

Graham gets a very close look as he skis the challenging course with a camera, and he'll be joined by sidekick Ed as they watch the world’s best skiers try to write their name into alpine folklore.

Top Gear

The world’s biggest car programme returns for an explosive and extra-long run of brand-new programmes.

In this first episode of the series, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in Russia for an incredible race across the vast and very beautiful urban landscape of St Petersburg. May defends the honour of the car in a very small Renault, Hammond tries to prove that pedalling is faster by saddling up a bicycle, while Clarkson attempts to demonstrate that water is the quickest way across town, especially if you’re in a hovercraft. To make matters more complicated, all three presenters are racing not only each other but also The Stig, who is silently making his way towards the finish line on public transport.

Also in this episode, Richard Hammond is at the test track to find out if the dramatic new Lamborghini Huracan is as flamboyant and fun as an Italian supercar should be.

The Star in the Reasonably Priced Car will be Ed Sheeran.

Shadow Dancer

Single mother Collette McVeigh (Andrea Riseborough) is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer, Mac, (Clive Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast and spy on her own family.

Single mother Collette McVeigh (Andrea Riseborough) is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer, Mac, (Clive Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son’s life in her hands, Collette chooses to place her trust in Mac and return home, but when her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger.

Shadow Dancer is written by Tom Bradby and directed by James Marsh. Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Brid Brennan, David Wilmot, Stuart Graham, Martin McCann and Gillain Anderson also star.

BBC IPLAYER

BBC IPLAYER

Adam Curtis: Bitter Lake

Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events. But now there are no big stories and politicians react randomly to every new crisis - leaving us bewildered and disorientated.

Bitter Lake is a new, adventurous and epic film by Adam Curtis that explains why the big stories that politicians tell us have become so simplified that we can’t really see the world any longer.

The narrative takes in events in America, Britain, Russia and Saudi Arabia - but the country at the heart of it is Afghanistan. Because Afghanistan is the place that has confronted our politicians with the terrible truth - that they can no longer understand what is going on.

The film reveals the forces that over the past 30 years rose up and undermined the confidence of politics to understand the world. And it shows the strange, dark role that Saudi Arabia has played in this.

 But Bitter Lake also experimental. Curtis has taken the unedited rushes of almost everything that the BBC has ever shot in Afghanistan - and used them in new and radical ways.

In so doing, he builds a different and more emotional way of depicting what has happened in Afghanistan - a counterpoint to what he sees as the narrow and increasingly destructive stories told by those in power. 

The film is exclusively for BBC iPlayer - because iPlayer is a completely unexplored new area, one that offers opportunities to experiment with new and more involving forms of reporting.

Monday 26 January

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

The One Show: FA Cup 5th round draw

Gary Lineker and Manchester United fan Christopher Ecclestone are the guests.

Gary and Alex Jones draw the 16 balls that will decide the fifth-round ties.

EastEnders

Shabnam finds herself alienated from her friends and family and Kush gets a lot more than he bargained for when he confronts her.

A determined Sharon concocts a plan to clear up the mess Ben has got himself in.

Jane’s patience is tested by Alfie and Ian’s bromance, which starts to affect her plans for a low-key wedding.

Shabnam is played by Rakhee Thakrar, Kush by Davood Ghadami, Sharon by Letitia Dean, Ben by Harry Reid, Jane by Laurie Brett, Alfie by Shane Richie and Ian by Adam Woodyatt.

Silent Witness: Squaring The Circle - Part One

A shootout at a city hotel leaves young Ukrainian nanny Sofia Teplov dead, along with an unknown hitman.

Russian oligarch Maksim Bazhanov (pictured left) - the target - narrowly escapes the attack. Nikki and Jack work with young City DI Sarah Parks to identity the dead hitman as they try to discover who is trying to kill Bazhanov and why.

Jack is drawn to Sarah, whose daughter has a rare childhood cancer, and is impressed by her ability to juggle work and family.

The discovery of the hitmen’s identity as ex-army frustrates the team as they realise that he could have been hired by any number of paymasters.

Dr Nikki Alexander is played by Emilia Fox, Jack Hodgson is played by David Caves, Dr. Thomas Chamberlain is played by Richard Lintern, and Clarissa Mullery is played by Liz Carr.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

David Starkey’s Magna Carta

We take our liberties for granted; they seem absolute and untouchable. But they are the result of a series of violent struggles fought over 800 years, which at times have threatened to tear society apart. On the frontline was a document originally inked on animal skin: Magna Carta.

Distinguished constitutional historian David Starkey looks at the origins of the Great Charter in 1215, designed to check the abuses of King John - and how it nearly died at birth.

He explores its subsequent deployment, its contribution to making everyone – even the monarch – subject to the rule of law, and how this quintessentially English document migrated to the North American colonies and eventually became the foundation of the US constitution.

Magna Carta has become a universal symbol of individual freedom against the tyranny of the state, so with ever-tightening government control on our lives, is it time to resurrect it?

BBC THREE

BBC THREE

South Side Story

South Side Story is a brand new structured reality show focusing on the lives of a group of 18-25 year-olds based in South London.

They're all striving to make a name for themselves in the world of entertainment, but more often than not their personal lives are far more dramatic. So expect drama, big egos and musical outbursts of the UK’s best-loved commercial tracks along the way.

Episode one sees the introduction of choreographer Gilly, who wants to get his street dance crew Trilogy back together, but he is in for a shock when a blast from the past turns up at the auditions. Personal Trainer Alaric has new boy Jayden to train and keep in check as he quickly realises Jayden has an eye for the ladies. Singer Nyomi and Rapper Lady Lykez instantly don't take kindly to Jayden's advances, so Lykez challenges him to a rap battle. Radio DJ Yinka has had enough of dating, but her man-ban is put to the test on a girl’s night out when she has a chance encounter with lothario Alistair, but will she be able to resist?

CBBC

CBBC

Eve

CBBC’s new drama about the world’s first fully sentient ‘artificial person’ continues. Eve (Poppy Lee Friar) seems human, but under the skin she’s a robot capable of amazing feats - if she can navigate her way through the perils of teenage life first.

Lily (Eubha Akilade) confronts Eve and Will with evidence that Eve hacked into a nuclear reactor, but Will doesn’t believe it. Meanwhile Lily’s brother Abe (Elijah Ayite) wants to get Eve to do his after-school job delivering leaflets.

But when Eve reads about the environmental damage caused by humans, her mysterious ‘Protocol Zero’ is activated and she starts to behave peculiarly. She cuts off the electricity to the house and then the local hospital, before giving Lily a massive electric shock.

Will and Lily realise that Eve’s creator Mary Douglas (Jane Asher) is sending her secret upgrades. But can Eve fight off ‘Protocol Zero’?

Tuesday 27 January

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

Max presses the self-destruct button as he makes a decision that he could live to regret.

Ian’s secret raises more than a few eyebrows when it's accidentally revealed.

Shabnam is left doubting the consequences of yesterday’s actions when she is left feeling betrayed.

Max is played by Jake Wood, Ian by Adam Woodyatt and Shabnam by Rakhee Thakrar.

Silent Witness: Squaring The Circle - Part Two

Amy Greenwood, who works for the Doshi property moguls, is found dead in the apartment of Maksim Bazhanov.

Nikki, Jack and Thomas ingeniously prove that foul play was involved in Amy’s death and help the police find the missing Bazhanov.

Amy’s mother Justine is a powerful player in the City Assembly and, fuelled by the death of her daughter, she puts pressure on DI Sarah Parks’s investigation.

Maksim is a powerful man with many enemies, and the team find one of them where they least expected it.

Emilia Fox is Dr. Nikki Alexander, David Caves is Jack Hodgson, Richard Lintern is Dr. Thomas Chamberlain and Liz Carr is Clarissa Mullery.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Touched By Auschwitz

A feature length documentary exploring the experiences of six Auschwitz survivors - telling of their survival in the years after liberation and right up to the present day.

Producer and Director Laurence Rees (The Nazis: A Warning From History; Auschwitz: The Nazis and The Final Solution) has travelled extensively in order to film six survivors, along with their friends and families. Together these sequences filmed in Jerusalem and Chicago, London and Bavaria, Krakow and Tel Aviv build a compelling portrait of the problems, challenges and triumphs that six different individuals have experienced since the war, as a result of their time in Auschwitz.

Among those interviewed are Tadeusz, a Polish political prisoner who decided that if he survived he should try and do good in this world. He became a doctor, but still had to fight persecution by the Communists in post-war Poland.

German Hermann was imprisoned in the gypsy camp in Auschwitz as a child. Denied any education – and still illiterate today – he went on to become a successful antiques dealer in Bavaria, but still suffers from recurring nightmares.

Halina, sent first to the Warsaw ghetto and then Auschwitz, escaped to a newly independent Israel at the end of the war, only to be told that the Jewish settlers were now looking for ‘strong’ Jews, not ‘weak’ Jews who were ‘victims’ of the Holocaust, like her.

Max from Lodz in Poland reveals how he was shown ‘enormous kindness’ by one German soldier in a factory near Auschwitz and that, as a consequence, he has tried to be kind to people ever since. He went on to become a successful professor in America, beloved by his students.

Packed with surprising and fresh insights, these interviews attempt to answer one of the most profound questions of the Holocaust – what is the human legacy of the crime?

BBC THREE

BBC THREE

Excluded: Kicked Out Of School

The second of this three-part observational documentary series follows the students who are hoping to get reintegrated into mainstream school. This can only happen before they start their GCSEs, and only if they can get their behaviour under control.

In the second programme of this three-part observational documentary series for BBC Three, we follow students who are hoping to get reintegrated into mainstream school. If reintegration is to happen, it needs to take place before students start their GCSEs, and only if they can get their behaviour under control. Of approximately 30 students eligible for reintegration, on average just 7 will be successfully reintegrated every year.

13-year-olds Shannon and Taylor are both new arrivals. Taylor is initially keen to return to mainstream, but soon starts to find the Bridge more appealing.

Shannon on the other hand is determined to leave and pursues a place at a sought after secondary school. She is academically able and the school is interested in her, but her challenging behaviour starts to put the place in jeopardy.

Meanwhile 14 year old Craig is also hoping to get reintegrated, but can he avoid confrontations and rein in his bad language?

Wednesday 28 January

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

Churchill: A Nation’s Farewell

On the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death Jeremy Paxman tells the story of the magnificent send-off which Britain gave to the man who led the country to victory in the Second World War.

More than a million people came to line the streets of London on the freezing day in late January to pay their respects, as his coffin was taken from the lying-in-state at Westminster to St Paul’s Cathedral; millions more watched the State Funeral on television.

Churchill was the only commoner in the 20th century to receive the honour of such a magnificent ceremony. In the one-off BBC One programme Jeremy explores whether Churchill’s immense legacy still has relevance today, and he meets a wide range of people who were involved in the events of that day, from soldiers who bore the coffin, to members of Churchill’s close family.

He hears from Boris Johnson, author of a new book on Churchill, and from a London docker who remembers how some dockworkers had misgivings about saluting the passing coffin with their cranes as it passed down the Thames on a launch - one of the most memorable moments of that extraordinary day.

The funeral ended at the village churchyard of Bladon, where Churchill was laid to rest alongside his father Randolph. At the close of the film Jeremy Paxman reflects that no statesman has come close to rivalling Winston Churchill in the half a century since our nation mourned his passing.

Thursday 29 January

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

The Carters attempt business as usual at The Vic.

Sharon finds herself in the firing line, as Phil turns his wrath on her.

Shabnam reveals a secret which has haunted her for years.

Sharon is played by Letitia Dean, Phil by Steve McFadden and Shabnam by Rakhee Thakrar.

Death In Paradise

In the fourth episode, bride-to-be Jenny Burgess is found drowned in her hotel bath hours before she is due to leave for her wedding.

Having been on the island for only five days celebrating her hen do with her three bridesmaids, Betty, Ivy and Sal, Humphrey and the team have a small circle of potential killers.

However, with the three main suspects being Jenny’s closest friends and no sign of a break-in, the investigation proves perplexing. Why would any of Jenny’s friends want to kill her? It’s soon revealed that each has a secret to hide, but will the team figure out who is to blame?

Meanwhile, following the shocking revelation that Camille has been offered a job in Paris, everyone has some difficult decisions to make. When the Commissioner leaves it up to Humphrey to release Camille from her position, will a smitten Humph be able to let Camille go? And with emotions running high, will Humphrey finally seize the chance to reveal how he feels?

DI Humphrey Goodman is played by Kris Marshall, DS Camille Bordey by Sara Martins, Officer Dwayne Myers by Danny John-Jules, Commissioner Selwyn Patterson by Don Warrington, Officer Florence Cassell by Joséphine Jobert, Catherine Bordey by Elizabeth Bourgine, Jenny Burgess by Ali Bastian, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Foss by Susannah Fielding, Ivy Marcel by Rosie Cavaliero, Sal Tyler by Amy Nuttall, Frank by William Ash and Simon Parke by Leo Staar.

BBC TWO

BBC TWO

Attenborough's Paradise Birds

Birds of Paradise are one of David Attenborough’s a life-long passions. He was the first to film many of their beautiful and often bizarre displays and has spent a life time tracking them all over the jungles of New Guinea/Indonesia.

He says: “For me Birds of Paradise are the most romantic and glamorous birds in the world. And this is a film I have wanted to make for 40 years.”

In this very personal film he uncovers the remarkable story of how these 'birds from paradise' have captivated explorers, naturalists, artists, filmmakers and even royalty. He explores the myths surrounding their discovery 500 years ago, the latest extraordinary behaviour captured on camera, and reveals the scientific truth behind their beauty; the evolution of their spectacular appearance has in fact been driven by sex.

And in a final contemporary twist to this story of obsession and royalty, he travels to the desert of Qatar, to a state-of-the-art facility which houses the largest breeding group of these birds in the world: a Sheikh’s very own private collection. There he has his closest ever encounter with a Greater Bird of Paradise and its dramatic display, one he first witnessed in the forests of New Guinea more than 50 years ago.

Modern Times: The Vikings Are Coming

The world is in the grip of a sperm donor revolution - and Denmark is at the epicentre, supplying sperm to 70 countries worldwide. Directed by award-wining filmmaker Sue Bourne, this film tells the remarkable stories of five British women who have chosen to use Viking sperm to create the family of their dreams.

There is great demand for Danish sperm, because unlike in the UK, donors can remain anonymous. But the biggest demand comes from single women in their 30s and 40s and from gay, female couples. The options for insemination are plentiful – they can fly themselves out to a clinic in Denmark or they can simply log onto the Danish donor websites from home, scroll through pictures to choose their donor, buy the desired sperm and have it shipped in frozen canisters to their local clinic - or even to their kitchen table.

With the global sperm trade transforming traditional family life, this film follows the emotional journey of each woman as they struggle to achieve their dream of motherhood.

Modern Times: The Vikings Are Coming

The world is in the grip of a sperm donor revolution - and Denmark is at the centre, supplying sperm to 70 countries worldwide. Directed by award-wining filmmaker Sue Bourne, this film tells the remarkable stories of four British women who have chosen to use Viking sperm.

The biggest demand – fuelled by the fact that Danish donors can remain anonymous – comes from single women in their 30s and 40s, and from same-sex couples. The options for insemination are plentiful – they can fly themselves out to a clinic in Denmark or they can simply log onto the Danish donor websites from home, scroll through pictures to choose their donor, buy the desired sperm and have it shipped in frozen canisters to their local clinic - or even to their kitchen table.

BBC THREE

BBC THREE

Crims

Sunnybank View goes into panic when prisoner Esteban escapes overnight.

Prison Officer Creg (Ricky Champ) is first in the firing line when no-nonsense Prison Governor Riley (Tracy Ann-Oberman) decides to get to the bottom of the disappearance.

Not a fan of Esteban, Luke (Elis James) is initially delighted until he is instructed by Marcel to work out how he escaped and his attempts lead him to a shocking discovery in the prison garden. Can he keep his dangerous secret from Jason, and is Jason hiding something too?

Friday 30 January

BBC ONE

BBC ONE

EastEnders

Tongues start to wag about the Carters, as the residents of Walford take sides.

Stacey persuades Shabnam to tell her the full story but is floored when Shabnam reveals everything.

Stacey is played by Lacey Turner and Shabnam by Rakhee Thakrar.

The Musketeers

The Musketeers investigate Emilie of Duras, a woman claiming to have visions from God which instruct her to lead her thousands of followers into war with Spain.

As word of Emilie’s visions trigger violent anti-Spanish riots, Aramis is sent to discredit her before she pushes France into an ill-timed war with Spain.

Meanwhile Rochefort continues to clash with Spanish Ambassador Perales. He resorts to blackmail and murder to resolve the problem.

CAST: Luke Pasqualino is D’Artagnan, Tom Burke is Athos, Howard Charles is Porthos, Santiago Cabrera is Aramis, Hugo Speer is Captain Treville, Ryan Gage is King Louis, Alexandra Dowling is Queen Anne, Maimie McCoy is Milady, Tamla Kari is Constance and Marc Warren is Comte de Rochefort.

Guest starring Emma Lowndes as Emilie, Charles Venn as Raymond and Ellie Haddington as Josette. 

 

 

CBBC

CBBC

The Dumping Ground

Bailey accidentally bumps into a homeless man, who later dies in hospital. Convinced it is his fault, Bailey agrees to take on the man's dog - Mischief.

The dog is very unruly, and Bailey struggles to deal with him - but when he learns that the dog is facing the pound he works hard to train him. Bailey’s philosophy in life of ‘looking out for number one’ is tested through his growing attachment to Mischief. Ryan, who has a deep fear of dogs, sets Mischief free and drives him away. When tragedy strikes can the Dumping Ground rally round to save the day?

CBBC’s The Dumping Ground, the children’s drama series inspired by, and set in, Jacqueline Wilson’s fictional children’s home, returns to the channel for an action-packed third series this January.

The cast includes: Connor Byrne (Mike); Amy-Leigh Hickman (Carmen); Joe Maw (Johnny); Mia McKenna-Bruce (Tee); Philip Graham Scott (Harry); Miles Butler-Hughton (Tyler); Kia Pegg (Jody); Reece Buttery (Mo); Sarah Rayson (Floss); Kasey McKellar (Bailey); Stacy Liu (May-Li); Akuc Bol (Kazima), Lewis Hamilton (Ryan), Nelly Currant (Toni) and Gwen Currant (Billie).

BBC PARLIAMENT

BBC PARLIAMENT

Winston Churchill’s State Funeral - 50 Years On

On the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, Churchill’s grandson Sir Nicholas Soames introduces this archive broadcast of the BBC’s original live transmission from 30 January 1965, which is shown with the original timings of the day’s events in 1965.

After Sir Winston’s lying-in-State in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster, the broadcast follows the funeral procession through the streets of London to the service at St Paul’s Cathedral, which is attended by Her Majesty The Queen, members of the Royal Family, politicians and many foreign Heads of State. After the service, the cortège proceeds to Tower Pier for the journey by river to Festival Hall Pier, then by road to Waterloo Station, from where Sir Winston’s body is taken by train to Bladon, near his birthplace of Blenheim Palace, to be laid to rest in the village churchyard.

The coverage is presented by Richard Dimbleby, with a special commentary tribute during the river cortège journey up the Thames by Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States and Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during the Second World War.

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