CTVA US Documentary - "Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years" (Screen Gems/ABC)(1960) WWII documentary series

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Playlist -  Funeral Service of Sir Winston Churchill   30-Jan-1965
 Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Tom Alger,  David Rayner (UK dates)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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WINSTON CHURCHILL: THE VALIANT YEARS
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ABC Television Network production in
association with
Jack LeVien International Productions, Ltd.
and Screen Gems, Inc.
a television subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Corporation

Executive Producer, Jack Le Vien
Produced by Robert D. Graff & Ben Feiner, Jr.
Associate Producer, Louis Stouman ;
Scriptwriters, Victor Wolfson, Quentin Reynolds, William L. Shirer, and
Richard Tregakis
Directed by Anthony Bushell and John Schlesinger

UK-US Documentary series 1960-61  26 episodes x 30 min bw
(UK transmission dates: BBC Saturdays 11Feb61-05Aug61) [DR]
Series narrated by Gary Merrill
Readings by Richard Burton
 Premise:
Documentary series recalling World War II, through newsreel
footage and Churchill's own words from his memoirs.

"The Valiant Years" Music by Richard Rodgers

Playlist -  Funeral Service of Sir Winston Churchill   30-Jan-1965

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 ABC Sundays

[00] The Valiant Years: The Will to victory

[01] The Valiant Years: The Gathering storm
27-Nov-1960 ABC Sun

[02] The Valiant Years: The Combat deepens
04-Dec-1960 ABC Sun

[03] The Valiant Years: Dunkirk
11-Dec-1960 ABC Sun

1.04 [--] The Valiant Years: THE FRENCH AGONY
08-Jan-1961 ABC Sun
Synopsis:
Churchill offers aid to the French, and asks the United States to help
also, as the Nazis sweep through France and capture Paris. Petain and
Laval sign an armistice with Hitler, and Churchill orders the
destruction of the French fleet at Oran. [TA]

1.05 [--] The Valiant Years: TAKE ONE WITH YOU
15-Jan-1961 ABC Sun
Synopsis:
With most of France in Nazi hands, the possibility of an invasion of
England had to be faced. The Home Guard was strengthened and the British
people were prepared for trouble. Churchill appeals to Roosevelt for help. [RF]

1.06 [--] The Valiant Years: THE RAVENS REMAIN
22-Jan-1961 ABC Sun
Script by Quentin Reynolds
Narrated by Gary Merrill
Richard Burton reads from Winston Churchill's memoirs
Music by Richard Rodgers
Synopsis:
In July, 1940 the Luftwaffe began the air blitz on Britain, and Churchill
symbolized the resistance of the British people. In special sequences filmed
for this series, the following people are interviewed: Wing Commander Douglas
Bader, General Sir Frederic Pile and Alice Landemere (the cook at 10 Downing Street) [RF]

[07] The Valiant Years: Struggle at sea
29-Jan-1961 ABC Sun

[08] The Valiant Years: Hinge of fate
05-Feb-1961 ABC Sun

[09] The Valiant Years: Alone no more
12-Feb-1961 ABC Sun

[10] The Valiant Years: Out of the east
19-Feb-1961 ABC Sun

[11] The Valiant Years: The Torch is lit
26-Feb-1961 ABC Sun

1.12 [--] The Valiant Years: SAND AND SNOW
05-Mar-1961 ABC Sun
Synopsis:
The establishment of the Free French government and the progress of the
North African campaign are the subjects under discussion at the
Roosevelt-Churchill meeting at Casablanca in January, 1943. The Russians take
the offensive at Stalingrad and trap General Von Paulus and his army. [RF]

1.13 [--] The Valiant Years: STRIKE HARD, STRIKE HOME!
12-Mar-1961 ABC Sun
Synopsis:
On July 10, 1943, the Allies invade Sicily. Two weeks later Mussolini's
regime collapses. Badoglio surrenders Italy in September. Churchill and
Roosevelt meet in Washington. General Maxwell D. Taylor, then commander
of the 101st Airborne Division, recalls the events of that time. [RF]

[14] The Valiant Years: Closing the ring
19-Mar-1961 ABC Sun

[15] The Valiant Years: Be sure you win
26-Mar-1961 ABC Sun

[16] The Valiant Years: Turning of the tide
02-Apr-1961 ABC Sun

1.17 [--] The Valiant Years: THE DIE IS CAST
09-Apr-1961 ABC Sun
Narrated by Gary Merrill
Richard Burton reads from Winston Churchill's memoirs
Music by Richard Rodgers
Synopsis:
The decision to invade Nazi-occupied France is made at the Quebec Conference.
The immense preparation for the assault is chronicled. The final date is
decided by General Eisenhower. [RF]

1.18 [--] The Valiant Years: D-DAY
16-Apr-1961 ABC Sun
Synopsis:
Five airborne divisions start the invasion of occupied France on June
6, 1944. Then the landings begin. We see scenes of the heavy resistence
on Omaha Beach. General Omar Bradley recalls the events of that day. [RF]

1.19 [--] The Valiant Years: SET EUROPE ABLAZE
23-Apr-1961 ABC Sun
Script by William Templeton
Narrated by Gary Merrill
Richard Burton reads from Winston Churchill's memoirs
Music by Richard Rodgers
Synopsis:
Churchill's arrangements with governments-in-exile and underground movements
are examined in this episode. Various members of the British Intelligence units
and the American OSS recall the plans for co-operation with the underground
during the invasion of Europe. [RF]

[20] The Valiant Years: Triumph in France
30-Apr-1961 ABC Sun

1.21 [--] The Valiant Years: BEGINNING OF THE END
07-May-1961 ABC Sun
Synopsis:
Churchill and Roosevelt confer at Quebec to plan the final assault on
Germany. The Allies, under Generals Bradley and Montgomery, cross the
German border. The German battleship Tirpitz is sunk. [RF]

[22] The Valiant Years: Final Christmas
14-May-1961 ABC Sun

[23] The Valiant Years: Yalta
21-May-1961 ABC Sun

[24] The Valiant Years: Tying the knot
28-May-1961 ABC Sun

1.25 [--] The Valiant Years: GOTTERDAMMERUNG
04-Jun-1961 ABC Sun
Synopsis:
American and Russian forces meet at the Elbe River in Germany as the
Nazi war machine crumbles. Preliminary surrender is made to United States
General Walter Bedell Smith. On V-E Day, Churchill addresses the
British people from Buckingham Palace. [RF]

1.26 [--] The Valiant Years: GOOD-BYE MR. CHURCHILL
11-Jun-1961 ABC Sun
Synopsis:
With the war almost over, England prepares for a general election.
Churchill travels to Potsdam for his conference with Truman and Stalin.
Returning, confident of political victory, he learns that his party has lost. [RF]
 
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From : <MosEisleySP@aol.com>
Sent : Monday, June 28, 2004 2:18 AM
Subject : Winston Churchill Valiant Years Tapes Episodes
Hello,
I found your listing on the web of "Winston Churchill The Valiant Years"
episode listings. Thanks for this posting. I am a Winston Churchill nut.
All info is greatly appreciated and I needed a total list of these episodes.

I have all but three on VHS and I am in the process of changing them to
DVD format. Do you have the following episodes and can I get a copy
of them for myself? I would be willing to send any episodes you
need back as a trade or pay for the ones I need. I have a large
video collection and may have something you are looking for.
Please ask. Any and all info on finding these missing episodes
would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time
Matt,
Baltimore Maryland
Episodes missing:-
(00) The Will to Victory
(24) Tying the Knot
(25) Gotterdammerung


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