A Year To Remember 1986

British Pathé Presents

A Year to Remember, the classic series that recalls the definitive events of the 20th 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.

Cat. No: 167482
Barcode: 5019322664826
Run Time: 60 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: E
Format: DVD
Release Date: 10th October 2016

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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 remarkable year, 1986.

In this catastrophic year the power plant at Chernobyl exploded, resulting in the worst nuclear accident in history. Elsewhere, the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was toppled after a 20-year-long presidency and Mexico hosted the World Cup. Construction of the Channel Tunnel, linking Britain with mainland Europe, began; and magnate Rupert Murdoch aggressively took on the print unions when he moved his newspaper empire from Fleet Street to Wapping. Humanity was on display when Sport Aid was set up. Over 20 million people across 89 countries joined a fun run to raise money to combat famine in Africa.

More episodes of A Year to Remember are available below:

A Year to Remember 1947
A Year to Remember 1948
A Year to Remember 1949 
A Year to Remember 1956
A Year to Remember 1957
A Year to Remember 1958
A Year to Remember 1966 
A Year to Remember 1967
A Year to Remember 1968
A Year to Remember 1976
A Year to Remember 1977
A Year to Remember 1978
A Year to Remember 1987
A Year to Remember 1988