A Year to Remember

A Year to Remember

66 Episodes

The classic series that recalls the definitive events of the 20th century, year by year, as they were reported at the time.

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A Year to Remember
  • A Year To Remember - 1930

    Episode 1

    In this episode: - Stock market crash- Britain's second Labour government- Gandhi becomes national figure- Pathé sport - the birth of motor racing- World's winter sports- Grand Prix de Paris

  • A Year To Remember - 1931

    Episode 2

    In this episode: - Charlie Chaplin becomes a celebrity- America's Great Depression- World speed record broken at Daytona Beach- Gangster warfare in the USA- The George Washington Bridge opened- Longest telephone call in the world

  • A Year To Remember - 1932

    Episode 3

    In this episode: - FDR’s New Deal- Amelia Earhart hailed as world's foremost aviator- Hindenburg re-elected as president of Germany- Washington hunger marches- Germany: Adolf Hitler, with growing support on the streets, waits in the wings- Glendale, US aviation's latest wonder

  • A Year To Remember - 1933

    Episode 4

    In this episode:- The Reichstag burns- Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor- Benito Mussolini tightens his iron grip on the Italian dictatorship- Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president of the USA- Widespread flooding- England wins the Ashes

  • A Year To Remember - 1934

    Episode 5

    In this episode: - The consolidation of the fascist heart of Europe- Hitler takes the title of Fuhrer- Night of the Long Knives- Aviation’s latest plane, “The Umbrella”, makes successful test flight- France: The government faces riots and strikes- Europe begins to take the fascists seriously & te...

  • A Year To Remember - 1935

    Episode 6

    In this episode: - Mussolini puts his imperial ambition into practice- USA: Depression effects are still felt- USA: The infamous dust bowl scars the land- India: An earthquake kills 20,000 people- The San Francisco Bay Bridge opens, which will be the largest in the world- Europe’s fragile stabili...

  • A Year To Remember - 1936

    Episode 7

    In this episode: - Spain: Civil war breaks out- Germany: Hitler hosts the Olympic games- Politically, Germany begins to strain against its borders- British attention firmly focused on a new King- Edward VIII succeeds George V, who died at the beginning of the year- Edward, when Prince of Wales, h...

  • A Year To Remember - 1937

    Episode 8

    In this episode: - The tragedy of the Spanish Civil War intensifies- The year of Guernica- Japan and China are at war- USA: Franklin D. Roosevelt begins his second term as president- Edward VIII has resolved to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson- Prince Albert, father of Elizabeth and Margare...

  • A Year To Remember - 1938

    Episode 9

    In this episode: - The threat of war- Spain: A bloody civil war rages between a left wing republican government and fascist nationalists led by Franco- Far East: Imperialist Japan fights to conquer China- Europe: Hitler’s aim of enlarging Germany’s borders- Neville Chamberlain resolves to negotia...

  • A Year To Remember - 1939

    Episode 10

    In this episode: - WW2 seems inevitable and yet unreal- Spain: The civil war ends- Hitler parades in Prague amidst the jeers and tears of the beaten Czech nation- Hitler surprises the world by signing a non-aggression pact with Russia- The coronation of Pope Pius XII- New York's World Fair opens

  • A Year To Remember - 1940

    Episode 11

    In this episode: - Finland: Stalin’s Red Army has been fighting a dogged opposition- The progress of the Germans pushes British forces back to the sea- A massive evacuation operation is mounted- Coventry is bombed- The King receives a decoration- First woman naval doctor

  • A Year To Remember - 1941

    Episode 12

    In this episode: - The Germans widen their operations- Hitler orders the bombing of Dublin and other Irish towns- Mussolini’s army suffers a string of setbacks- Roosevelt secures a record 3rd term as president and introduces the lend-lease scheme- Hitler throws Panzer divisions against Russia- Pe...

  • A Year To Remember - 1942

    Episode 13

    In this episode: - USA joining the allied forces marks a turning point in the war- A significant victory prompts Churchill to make one of his most famous speeches- The Battle of the Coral Sea- Hitler’s troops fight the vicious Battle of Stalingrad- The Germans formulate their plans to rid Europe ...

  • A Year To Remember - 1943

    Episode 14

    In this episode: - The year in which the allies made steady progress against the Nazis- In Russia, the bloody siege of Stalingrad comes to an end with the surrender of German forces- In Northern Africa the forces unleashed by the Allies sees success- The Allies take 110,000 prisoners of war - Reg...

  • A Year To Remember - 1944

    Episode 15

    In this episode: - 1944 saw the moves that undermined any chance of Nazi success- The Normandy landings – the world’s biggest combined land, sea and air operation- The Allies take complete control of Normandy- Paris is liberated after courageous work by the French underground resistance- Those ar...

  • A Year To Remember - 1945

    Episode 16

    In this episode: - 1945 would end in peace and the dawning of a new era in world history- Hitler shoots himself at news of the Russian advance on Berlin- American and Russian troops shake hands across the ruins of Germany and the war is over- FDR tragically dies within sight of victory and Harry ...

  • A Year To Remember - 1946

    Episode 17

    In this episode: - Nations turn their attention to reconstruction and the prospects for the future- Winston Churchill makes his famous speech in which he describes an iron curtain falling across Europe- The first verbal battles of the Cold War are fought- In China, civil war rages between Mao Zed...

  • A Year To Remember - 1947

    Episode 18

    In this episode: - Hopes for new improvements in Anglo-Russian relations fly high- Truman declares war on Soviet Russia- The invention of the press button car park- Al Capone dies- Palestine problem handed to the U.N.- Australia's £20,000,000 for Britain

  • A Year To Remember - 1948

    Episode 19

    In this episode: - Jamaicans arrive in Britain- The drama of Palestine- Mahatma Gandhi dies- General Eisenhower retires- Berlin in crisis- The silver wedding in Britain

  • A Year To Remember - 1949

    Episode 20

    In this episode: - A year in which Europe’s regeneration gathers pace- The creation of the Federal Republic of Germany- Russia’s blockade of Berlin- Anti-communist hysteria sweeps America- China becomes a communist state

  • A Year To Remember - 1950

    Episode 21

    In this episode: - In America, anti-communist hysteria gathers pace- Stalin and the new Chinese leader sign a pact of friendship- USA decides to build the Hydrogen Bomb- Prince Rainier III ascends the throne of Monaco, Europe's tiniest state- Communist forces attack the Republic of Korea- Korea: ...

  • A Year To Remember - 1951

    Episode 22

    In this episode: - The Korean War unfolds against the backdrop of growing nuclear tension- USA test its first H-bombs - a thousand times more powerful than the Hiroshima bombs- Iran snubs the British by nationalising the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

  • A Year To Remember - 1952

    Episode 23

    In this episode: - USA's first H-bomb test and Britain's first atom bomb- Korean war continues: fears that China might intervene in the Asian conflict- Britain's presence in Egypt and around the Suez Canal questioned- Churchill visits President Truman in America- The funeral of Eva Peron- John Co...

  • A Year To Remember - 1953

    Episode 24

    In this episode: - Queen Elizabeth's coronation- Britain’s Le Mans triumph- President Eisenhower warns the world that the Soviet Union is out for global domination- Yugoslavia’s war hero Tito elected president- Britain deals with the last outpost of its fading empire- Russia mourns as Stalin dies