'A Year to Remember', the classic series that recalls the definitive events of the fifties and sixties, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from the world-famous British Pathe archive. Pathe News set the standard for cinematic journalism, keeping audiences both informed and entertained for the better part of a century. This programme does the same for a new generation and 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, 1951. This was a year of contrasts. The stalemate in Korea cast a shadow over world affairs, as did the growing menace of nuclear weapons and an escalating arms race.There was trouble with Iran, too, when the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company was nationalised. But it was also the year in which we raised our heads and smiled again. For many glorious months on the South Bank we were enthralled by the Festival of Britain. We hoped and calmed and looked to the future. And, in politics, the year saw Britain's first majority Labour government rejected at the polls, returning Winston Churchill to power.