Time to Remember

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History Documentary hosted by Lesley Sharp, published by BBC in 2010 - English narration

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Material from the 1950s series Time to Remember, which used pathe newsreel to chronicle the political, social and cultural changes that occurred during the first half of the 20th century, collected together thematically to create a new series.

[edit] Pioneers of Aviation

This episode tells the story of the men, women and machines who took to the skies and includes footage of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk; Theodore Roosevelt becoming the first head of state to fly in a plane; the R101 disaster; and Lindbergh's first solo transatlantic flight.

[edit] Stage and Screen

Footage from the theatres, music halls and cinemas of the 1920s and 30s gives a glimpse of the entertainment industries in their golden age. Includes footage of Charles Laughton applying his own stage make-up and Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks visiting Europe.

[edit] Casualties of War

This episode illustrates the scale of the sacrifice made by ordinary people during the 20th century's two world wars. Includes footage of recruitment and training for the Great War; soldiers going over the top in the trenches; celebrations at the end of World War One; the evacuation of 300,000 men from Dunkirk in 1940; and Hurricanes taking off during the Battle of Britain.

[edit] A Woman's World

Voiceover by Joyce Grenfell and Dame Edith Evans offer an insight into the ways women's roles in society changed through the first five decades of the 20th century. Featuring footage of suffragette protest, including Emily Davison at the 1913 Derby; working women during the First World War; Suzanne Lenglen playing tennis; and something of the fashions of the 20s and 30s.

[edit] Pushing the Boundaries

The endeavour, innovation and technological breakthroughs of the first half of the 20th century are illustrated through newsreel footage and the 1950s narration of the original Time to Remember documentary series. Includes footage of tanks on the battlefields of the Great War; Scott's expedition to Antarctica; Mallory and Irving on Everest; Roosevelt at the Boulder Dam; and a car testing its very necessary roll-bar.

[edit] The Royal Families

The fortunes and fates of the European royal dynasties during the first half of the 20th century are traced through footage from a variety of episodes of the 1950s newsreel series Time to Remember. Narrator Lesley Sharp links sequences showing an era of war, revolution, assassination and abdication. Includes footage of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, Tsar Nicholas II, Victor Emmanuel, Kaiser Wilhelm, Franz Josef, George V, King Albert, Edward VIII, Emperor Hirohito, George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

[edit] Nations at Play

How Britons spent their leisure time during the first half of the 20th century. Includes footage of Henley regattas, frolics at the seaside, the Victorian fairground, horse riding in Hyde Park, Royal Ascot in 1919, Deauville in the 20s and the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley.

[edit] The Pursuit of Peace

Tells the story of the struggle to maintain peace in the decades after the Great War. The politicians' high hopes for improved international relations through the League of Nations were gradually eroded by expansionism and aggression across the globe. Includes footage of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles; the first Armistice Day parade in 1919; Ramsay MacDonald addressing the League of Nations in 1924; Neville Chamberlain's visits to Germany to negotiate with Hitler; the liberations of Rome and Paris in the summer of 1944; the signing of the German surrender in 1945; and the signing of the United Nations charter.

[edit] Crime and Prohibition

Tells the story of the media circus that surrounded notorious gangsters and other Depression-era criminals in the United States of America. This is encapsulated in the kidnapping of Charles and Anne Lindbergh's baby - the 'crime of the century'. Includes footage of rumrunners trying to outrun the US Coastguard and beat prohibition; mobster Jack 'Legs' Diamond; John Dillinger behind bars; Al Capone at the racecourse; and coverage from inside the courtroom during the Lindbergh baby murder trial of German illegal immigrant Bruno Richard Hauptmann.

[edit] Civilians at War

The impact of two world wars on the UK's civilian population is told through newsreel footage and voiceover from the original 1950s series Time to Remember. Here are the war stories from the home front. Includes footage of circus elephants being used as farm animals during the Great War; a pram protected against gas attack; footage of Londoners bedding down in the Underground during World War Two; and the celebrations at the end of both global conflicts.

[edit] The Need for Speed

The story of the groundbreaking men, women and machines who, on land and sea and in the air, went furthest and fastest in the first half of the 20th century, told through newsreel footage and voiceover from the original 1950s series Time to Remember. Includes footage of Malcolm Campbell in Bluebird; the first Monaco Grand Prix; the Spitfire; Amelia Earhart; and Jean Batten, the first person to simultaneously hold the solo flight records between the UK and Australia in both directions.

[edit] In Times of Need

Clips and narration from different episodes of the 1950s Time to Remember series offer insights into the hardships and privations of the 1920s and 30s on both sides of the Atlantic. Includes footage of the bombing in Wall Street in 1920, preparations for the 1926 UK General Strike and images of the American dustbowl in the 1930s.

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  • Video Bitrate: 1650 Kbps
  • Video Resolution: 704x528 (Black & White)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps ABR 48KHz
  • Audio Streams: 2ch
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 29 mins
  • Number Of Parts: 12
  • Part Size: 370 MB
  • Subtitles: English
  • Source: DVB-S (BBC4)
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