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 nearly six decades. 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 was the year in which John F. Kennedy was murdered. For a brief time he stood at the pinnacle of the political world. Then, suddenly, he was gone. Other news from overseas included the Queen s visit to New Zealand, the closing of Alcatraz, and the easing of Cold War tension through the signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. In Britain, the Profumo Affair made headlines, Macmillan retired, and Alec Douglas-Home became prime minister. And a new word was on everybody s lips: Beatlemania. 1963 was certainly a year to remember.