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 - 1954

    Episode 1

    In this episode: - The conflict continues in Indochina between the Communist rebels lead by Ho Chi Minh and the French resistance- A treaty that officially divides the country into North and South Vietnam- Senator Joe McCarthy’s career of purging the country of supposed communists comes to a sord...

  • A Year To Remember - 1955

    Episode 2

    In this episode: - The emergence of a rival to NATO- The signing of the Warsaw Pact- Nationalist South African party continues to put legal bite behind its policy of apartheid- Colonial unrest in Cyprus and Algeria- Further clashes between Egyptian and Israeli forces in Gaza- Sir Alexander Flemin...

  • A Year To Remember - 1956

    Episode 3

    In this episode: - The invasion of Hungary by Soviet forces- Khrushchev denounces Stalin- President Eisenhower on holiday in Georgia- George Orwell's “1984” film premiere- Liberace’s tour of Britain- Britain wins Monte Carlo rally

  • A Year To Remember - 1957

    Episode 4

    In this episode: - Eden resigns: Harold Macmillan becomes the leader of the Tory Party and the Government- New styles in furniture- Egypt digs up their own history- The technological frontier and "Space Race"- Russians launch their first successful Sputnik satellite- The Monaco Grand Prix

  • A Year To Remember - 1958

    Episode 5

    In this episode: - The first world exhibition since 1939 opens in Brussels- UN: Eisenhower outlines peace plan- Rome hails new pope- Manchester United tragedy- The Queen opens Gatwick Airport- The age of the teenager- The world's first gas turbine car

  • A Year To Remember - 1959

    Episode 6

    In this episode: - Paris: De Gaulle moves in- Hong Kong: Refugee problem nears crisis- USA: Biggest carrier goes to sea- “Titan” rocket is fired- London: Stars fight cinema tax- Buckingham Palace: Guards retreat

  • A Year To Remember - 1960

    Episode 7

    In this episode: - Agadir: A city dies- Eisenhower visits South America- India welcomes Nasser- The Royal Wedding- Florida: Submarine Polaris fired- The Moscow Powers Trial

  • A Year To Remember - 1961

    Episode 8

    In this episode: - JFK inaugurated as the 35th President of the USA- The grandeur of India- The first man in space- France in turmoil- Berlin: The Wall of Shame- Wimbledon

  • A Year To Remember - 1962

    Episode 9

    In this episode: - Haiti voodoo festival- Uganda wins independence- JFK triumphs- Prince Charles begins new school- Dr Charlie Chaplin- TV from space

  • A Year To Remember - 1963

    Episode 10

    In this episode: - Alcatraz: Everybody out!- Moscow: The girl from space- Vatican City: Pope Paul is crowned- JFK is assassinated- Monaco: Hill wins Grand Prix- London: Let’s all be Beatles!

  • A Year To Remember - 1964

    Episode 11

    In this episode: - Panama crisis- The Beatles conquer America- Get your spring hat- Royal wedding in Athens- The bullet train- Xmas aound the world

  • A Year To Remember - 1965

    Episode 12

    In this episode: - The death of Churchill- Undersea hunt for oil- “My Fair Lady” comes to town- Royal visit to Africa- Selma: Marchers demand civil rights- Famine follows drought

  • A Year To Remember - 1966

    Episode 13

    In this episode: - India: Gandhi chosen for president- Vietnam War- England wins World Cup- Ronald Reagan's presidential race- The Swinging Sixties- Britain's first nuclear-powered Polaris submarine

  • A Year To Remember - 1967

    Episode 14

    In this episode: - The Concorde prototype- The Boston Strangler escapes- Cassius Clay refuses to join Army- Elvis marries Priscilla- Russian space tragedy- Crown Jewels rehoused- Monkees arrive at Heathrow- Detroit race riots- Rolling Stones cleared

  • A Year To Remember - 1968

    Episode 15

    In this episode: - Roman Polanski marries Sharon Tate- Immigrants protest- The Beatles meditate- Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square- Martin Luther King assassinated- Robert Kennedy assassinated- Mexico Olympics get under way

  • A Year To Remember - 1969

    Episode 16

    In this episode: - Man on the moon- Israel attacks Beirut Airport- The world's first supersonic- Nixon becomes president- Concorde takes to the air- Lulu marries a Bee Gee

  • A Year To Remember - 1970

    Episode 17

    In this episode: - Civil war in Nigeria- London fashions- Growing unrest in Northern Ireland- Vietnam: The war grows bloodier with no hope for peace- Mayday strikes and “demos”- John & Yoko

  • A Year To Remember - 1971

    Episode 18

    In this episode: - The Harrier jump jet- Frazier snatches the world heavyweight crown from Cassius Clay- A massive volcanic eruption from Mount Etna in Sicily- Music lovers in NY pay homage to Louis Armstrong- The IRA and riots in Northern Ireland- The two week war between India and Pakistan

  • A Year To Remember - 1972

    Episode 19

    In this episode: - Britain joins the common market- Bloodshed in Northern Ireland continues- Egyptian treasures draw massive crowds to the British Museum- Vietnam: communist troops from the North launch their biggest offensive in four years- Charlie Chaplin returns to America for the first time i...

  • A Year To Remember - 1973

    Episode 20

    In this episode: - Pablo Picasso dies at 91- The world's largest uncut diamond, the star of Sierra Leone, on show in London- Muhammad Ali vs Joe Bugner in Vegas- The plight of Native Americans and Marlon Brando- Bobby Charlton comes out on his final home game for Manchester United- The Watergate ...

  • A Year To Remember - 1974

    Episode 21

    In this episode: - John Wayne on a publicity trip to London- Cleaning up the Suez Canal- Violence in Northern Ireland- The round-the-world yacht race- West Germany wins the World Cup- A military coup in Cyprus forces President Makarios to fly to Britain

  • A Year To Remember - 1975

    Episode 22

    In this episode: - Northern Ireland: More than 150 prisoners are released- A belated knighthood for P.G. Wodehouse- Cricketing hero Gary Sobers knighted- The world's biggest mass wedding: 1,800 couples in South Korea- King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated by a mentally-deranged nephew- The ...

  • A Year To Remember - 1976

    Episode 23

    In this episode: - John Currie wins the men’s figure skating gold at the Winter Olympics- The big landowners in Rhodesia increase security around their homes and farms- Harold Wilson stuns the political world and resigns- Argentina: President Isabelle Peron is deposed in a bloodless coup- Portuga...

  • A Year To Remember - 1977

    Episode 24

    In this episode: - Rolls Royce now produce 50% more cars than five years ago- Holland: South Maluku terrorists seeking independence seize a train- The Queen’s Silver Jubilee- A historic day for Spain- Elvis Presley dies- The England cricket team