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Churchill: The Nation's Farewell — BBC documentary hosted by Jeremy Paxman featuring the Churchill Archives Centre

27th January 2015 in Archives Centre, News and Events

To mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death, Jeremy Paxman will host an hour-long BBC One documentary this Wednesday 28th January at 9pm, featuring a visit the Churchill Archives Centre.

Radio Times - Churchill 50th Anniversary special

Featuring the Churchill Archives Centre, this BBC documentary looks back at the magnificent send-off organised for the man who led the country to victory in the Second World War — the only state funeral for a commoner in the 20th century.

Paxman meets some of the people involved that day, from close family to soldiers who carried the coffin, Boris Johnson — author of a recent book on Churchill as well as visiting the Churchill Archives Centre. He also considers whether the former prime minister's legacy still resonates today.


Live screening in College

Members of College are invited to a live streaming in the Wolfson Theatre preceded by a short introduction by the Director of the Archives Centre, Allen Packwood, at 8:50pm.

Watch the trailer

Churchill 2015