A Year to Remember - 1966
Unparalleled documentary footage from a pivotal point in history.
A Year to Remember, the classic series that recalls the definitive events of the twentieth 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, 1966. This was the year that saw the rise of a political personality whose actions would dominate the whole subcontinent when Mrs Indira Gandhi became the first female prime minister of India.
In Britain, Harold Wilson was proving to be a popular leader and the world of sport provided a famous football victory to be cheerful about, with England’s win against West Germany at the World Cup.
But devastating news from Wales shocked the nation, when 116 children and 28 adults lost their lives in the Aberfan slag heap tragedy.
1966 was certainly a year to remember.
Release Date: 6th June 2016
Year of production: 2013
Running Time: 58 min
Cat No: 166476
No Disc: 1