British Pathé – A Year To Remember – 1987
Everyone has a special year in their lives. It might be the year you were born, the year you got engaged or married or the year when your first child was born. Perhaps you first went to school or college that year, or embarked on your career. It could even be the year you retired. Whatever the occasion, a volume of A Year To Remember is the perfect gift (for others or yourself ). Produced entirely using approximately an hour of historic footage filmed by British Pathé News, each volume provides a detailed history of the year and will bring the memories flooding back!
Full description from the producer:
A Year to Remember, the classic series that recalls the definitive events of the 20th century, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from the world famous British Pathé archive. Pathé News set the standard for cinematic journalism, keeping audiences both informed and entertained for the better part of a century. This programme does the same for a new generation and details not only the major political issues that dominated the day, but also key social changes and cultural trends. This hour-long episode chronicles that remarkable year, 1987. This memorable year began with the kidnapping of Terry Waite in Beirut days after he arrives to negotiate for the release of four other hostages. In Barbados, Jerry Hall, model and companion of rock star Mick Jagger, gets into trouble with the local police. Liberace dies, aged 67, in California. During his visit to the US, Pope John Paul II meets with the Native Peoples of the Americas to acknowledge the injustices committed against them. In London, Princess Diana opens Britain’s first purpose-built ward for AIDS patients. On the record chasing front, Richard Branson flies across the Atlantic in a hot-air balloon.
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