A Year to Remember 1979 (DVD)
The perfect birthday or anniversary present! This British Pathé archive footage documentary celebrates the year 1979 and provides a unique souvenir of a very special year.
The classic series that recalls the definitive events of
the 20th century, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from the
world-famous BBC and British Pathé archives.
This programme 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 tumultuous year, 1979.
Featuring original newsreel footage of key people and events that shaped 1979 including the end of 30 years of hostility between Egypt and Israel, Tory MP Airey Neave is killed in an IRA car bomb, Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Wimbledon champion Chris Evert marries John Lloyd, Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman Prime Minister of the UK, and the world’s longest sausage is made in Britain.
Release date: 08.04.19
Run time: 58 minutes