Time to Remember – 1942: The End of the Beginning

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Documentary film about the events of 1942 and America’s entry into the war. Narrated by Stanley Quayle.

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This classic series was a benchmark in documentary-making. Produced in the 1950s and 60s, it touches on all aspects of life in the first half of the 20th century. Narrated by celebrated actors including Michael Redgrave and Ralph Richardson.

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Time to Remember – 1896-1902: Turn of the Century

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Scenes from life at the turn of the century – life in Britain and around the world. Narrated by Basil Rathbo
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Time to Remember – 1905-1910: Edwardian Summer

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A period of technological and political change. Narrated by Sir Ralph Richardson.
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Time to Remember – 1911-1913: Time of the Suffragettes

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Narrated by Dame Edith Evans.
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Time to Remember – 1914: Over by Christmas

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World War One begins and recruits go off to fight. Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
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Time to Remember – 1915: Your Country Needs You

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Training of Kitchener’s volunteer army, the Dardanelles, etc. Narrated by Stanley Holloway.
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Time to Remember – 1916: The Better ‘Ole

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From the Eastern, Western and Home Fronts. Narrated by Stanley Holloway.
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Time to Remember – 1917: Enough of Everything

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Including the Russian Revolution, the US entry into the war and women at work. Narrated by Stanley Holloway.
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Time to Remember – 1918: The Eleventh Hour

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The Americans have an impact on the war – then, finally, there is peace. Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
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Time to Remember – 1919: The Peace Makers

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Celebrations of the Armistice and negotiations at Versailles. Narrated by Sir Ralph Richardson.
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Time to Remember – 1920: The Plunge into Peace

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Events of 1920 – weddings, women’s rights, industrial unrest and problems in Ireland. Narrated by Sir
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Time to Remember – 1921: The Time When Little Happened

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Irish treaty, mad stunts and newspapers at work. Narrated by Roland Culver.
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Time to Remember – 1922: Sitting Still and Going Slowly

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Review of the events in 1922 including Irish Troubles, war between Greece and Turkey, and developments in aviation
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Time to Remember – 1924: A Trip to Europe

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A look at political and social life in Europe and beyond during 1924. Narrated by John Ireland.
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Time to Remember – 1925: Came the Dawn

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Fantastic peek at the British film industry of the 1920s – clips from great silent films and newsreels. Narr
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Time to Remember – 1926: Short Sharp Shower

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Documentary about 1926 – the General Strike, international politics, dancing, weather and record-breaking fe
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Time to Remember – 1927: Fast and Far in the Twenties

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A look at the obsession with speed and travel during the late 1920s. Narrated by Roger Livesey.
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Time to Remember – 1928: The Time of the House at Bognor

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Good documentary about the world in 1929. Illness of King George V and economic depression. Narrated by Sir Michae
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Time to Remember – 1920s: Teenage Flapper

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Excellent documentary about women’s lives in the 1920s. Narrated by Joyce Grenfell.
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Time to Remember – 1920s: On Stage in the Twenties

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A look behind the scenes at the theatre during the 1920s. Narrated by Basil Rathbone.
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Time to Remember – 1931: A New Era

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Good documentary about the world in the early 1930s. Narrated by Anthony Quayle.
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Time to Remember – 1932: Around the Corner

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Diary of events in 1932 in the United States of America – Franklin Roosevelt becomes the President. Narrated
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Time to Remember – 1933: The Time of the Monster

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Documentary film about events of 1933 – the rise of Roosevelt and Hitler. Narrated by Roland Culver.
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Time to Remember – 1936: The Time of the Three Kings

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Good documentary about events of the year of the abdication crisis. Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
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Time to Remember – 1937: Sense of Values

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War in the Far East and the build-up to war in Europe. Narrated by Niall MacGinnis.
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Time to Remember – 1938: Wind Up Week

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People become aware of the growing threat of war. Narrated by Richard Greene.
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Time to Remember – 1939: The Reluctant Warriors

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Documentary about events of 1939 – preparations for war and then hostilities break out. Narrated by Sir Mich
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Time to Remember – 1930s: Some People in the Thirties

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Focusing on famous characters of the time. Narrated by Anthony Quayle.
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Time to Remember – 1930s: The Tough Guys

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About life in the Depression and gangster-hit America. Narrated by John Ireland.
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Time to Remember – 1930s: The Powers That Were

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Good documentary about various important figures of the 1930s. Narrated by Anthony Quayle.
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Time to Remember – 1940: Standing Alone

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Documentary film about the events of the later months of 1940. Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave.
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Time to Remember – 1940: Run Rabbit Run

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Documentary film about the events of the early months of 1940. Narrated by Niall MacGinnis.
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Time to Remember – 1941: Operation Barbarossa

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Documentary film about events of 1941, on the Eastern Front and at Pearl Harbor. Narrated by Anthony Quayle.
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Time to Remember – 1942: The End of the Beginning

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Documentary film about the events of 1942 and America’s entry into the war. Narrated by Stanley Quayle.
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Time to Remember – 1943: Struggle for a Planet

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Documentary film about the events of 1943, especially the Battle of the Atlantic. Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave
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Time to Remember – 1943-1944: The Path to Rome

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Documentary film about the events of 1943 and 1944 – the Italian campaign. Narrated by a citizen of Rome.
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Time to Remember – 1943-1944: Round the Clock

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Documentary film about the events of 1943-1944, mainly bombing missions over Europe. Narrated by William Bendix.
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Time to Remember – 1944: Liberation

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Documentary of events in Europe from just before D-Day until the liberation of Paris. Narrated by a citizen of Par
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Time to Remember – 1944-1945: The Last Winter

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Documentary about the last winter of WWII – Allied troops surround the German forces. Narrated by John Irela
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Time to Remember – 1945: The End and the Beginning

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Documentary film about the last months of WWII – the end of fighting in Europe and the Far East. Narrated by
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