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  • A Year To Remember - 1961

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • A Year To Remember - 1978

    In this episode: - A mass exodus of tourists in Rhodesia- Super tanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two in heavy seas- Prince Charles parachuting- Cow chip throwing contest in Oklahoma- Switzerland: Grave robbers steal the body of Charlie Chaplin- Argentina wins World Cup

  • A Year To Remember - 1979

    In this episode: - The Shah of Iran is driven into exile- The end of 30 years of hostility between Egypt and Israel- Top Tory MP Airey Neave dies in IRA car bomb- The annual university boat race- The deposed Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is hanged- Thatcher becomes prime minister

  • A Year To Remember - 1980

    In this episode: - The Soviet Union consolidate the invasion of Afghanistan- India: Indira Gandhi wins the election and becomes prime minister- UK: An insurance broker flies around the world on airline flights faster than anyone before- USA's turn to host the Winter Olympics- Prince Andrew with t...

  • A Year To Remember - 1981

    In this episode: - Prince Charles and Lady Diana Frances Spencer engaged- The Yorkshire Ripper- Frank Sinatra reapplies for his casino licence- President Anwar Sadat of Egypt assassinated by his own soldiers- Violence continues in Northern Ireland and IRA bombs go off in Oxford Street- Mrs. Thatc...

  • A Year To Remember - 1982

    In this episode: - Argentine troops invade the Falkland Islands- John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit Britain for 450 years- Prince William is born- Italy wins the World Cup- The Kray twins- The 12th Commonwealth Games

  • A Year To Remember - 1983

    In this episode: - Thousands of migrant workers pour out of Nigeria- The Queen makes her first visit to Hollywood- Reagan announces plan to build “Star Wars”- Gandhi film steals the show at the Oscars- America's first woman in space returns home safely- Developments in Poland with the lifting of ...

  • A Year To Remember - 1984

    In this episode: Environmental awareness is growing: Acid Rain - Lebanon erupts into civil war - Margaret Thatcher vs the unions - Britain breaks off diplomatic relations with Libya - Philippines: Three quarters of a million people march in the capital - The LA Olympics proves golden for Britain