The Sixties

The Sixties

Political, social and cultural life during the Swinging Sixties

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The Sixties
  • The Beatles Come to Town

    Magnificent 1963 doc with The Beatles on stage in Manchester. Amazing footage in Technicolor.

  • One Giant Leap

    1969 documentary - a vintage retrospective look at the history of space travel up to that point.

  • Nuclear Scare Stories of the Cold War

    This unique video gathers together a number of fascinating and chilling civil defence films from the 1950s and 1960s instructing American citizens on how to survive if a nuclear war broke out. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection.

  • The Mini - A Celebration of a Classic British Icon

    This documentary is a true celebration of the Mini, the most popular British car ever built and a classic icon. From British Pathé TV's Motorsport Collection.

  • A Year To Remember - 1960

    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

    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

  • Icons of Our Time – Muhammad Ali

  • Land of Magic

    This lovely film shows us the wonders of Northern Ireland in the 1960s, featuring great scenic shots and local characters. From British Pathé TV's Travel Collection.

  • Britain by Jove – Episode 1

    Famous comedy travelogue produced by British Pathé in the 1960s to promote holidays in Great Britain. The shows were presented by much-loved ventriloquist Ray Alan and his celebrated companion Lord Charles and filmed in full colour.

  • Britain by Jove – Episode 2

    Famous comedy travelogue produced by British Pathé in the 1960s to promote holidays in Great Britain. The shows were presented by much-loved ventriloquist Ray Alan and his celebrated companion Lord Charles and filmed in full colour.

  • Britain by Jove – Episode 3

    All 4 episodes of the famous comedy travelogue produced by British Pathé in the 1960s to promote holidays in Great Britain. The shows were presented by much-loved ventriloquist Ray Alan and his celebrated companion Lord Charles and filmed in full colour. From British Pathé TV's Travel Collection.

  • Britain by Jove – Episode 4

    Famous comedy travelogue produced by British Pathé in the 1960s to promote holidays in Great Britain. The shows were presented by much-loved ventriloquist Ray Alan and his celebrated companion Lord Charles and filmed in full colour.

  • The Summer of '67 - Last Days of Steam on the Southern

    A remarkable programme showing the end of steam on the Southern Region in 1967, full of archive film from in and around Southampton, Bournemouth and London. A review of the end of steam on the main line from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and Weymouth. From British Pathé TV's Railway Collection.

  • The Summer of '68 – Last Weeks of British Rail Steam

    The departure of steam from the British Rail network in August 1968 was a landmark not only in railway history, but British history. For nearly 150 years, steam reigned supreme and, although gone, it has never been forgotten. From British Pathé TV's Railway Collection.

  • The Vietnam War, Part 1 – Vietnam and the War

    The USA’s fear of communism caused American troops to go into Vietnam under President Kennedy in 1961. A war fought nightly on TV, it engendered a huge anti-war movement. By 1973, Nixon had resigned and the US was forced to withdraw in 1975. From British Pathé TV's Military Collection. In this ep...

  • The Vietnam War, Part 2 – The TV War

    In this episode: Vietnam’s early history, its people, dynastic struggles and invasions. The French, the Japanese in WWII and the rise of communism in 1941. The emergence of Ho Chi Minh, nationalism into communism. The effect of the domino theory, JFK’s assassination and the Gulf of Tonkin inciden...