The ‘Death of a Princess’ film

The story of one of the most controversial British television films ever made, the downfall of brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, race riots in the USA, a state of emergency in India; plus famously eccentric concert pianist Glenn Gould gives his last live performance.

(Photo: Jeddah skyline. BBC copyright)

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50 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 Apr 2015 19:05 GMT

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Four Lancaster bombers in the sky

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Collapse of the Soviet Union

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Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

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