The Valiant Man
The State Funeral
Sir Winston S. Churchill, k.g., o.m., c.h.
On Saturday, January 30, 1965, at 08.30, Independent Television
went on the air to cover the State Funeral of Sir Winston
Churchill. For the next five hours, the Independent Television
companies combined to mount the biggest programme yet of its
kind in this country. The aim of the programme was not simply
to produce a giant outside broadcast but to add the highlights of
Churchill’s life and achievements to the event. The aim of this
booklet is to recapture the flavour of that programme and to
commemorate a valiant man.
Published by the Independent Television Companies