"A Year to Remember", the classic series that recalls the definitive events of the twentieth century, compiles contemporary news coverage drawn from the World-Famous BBC and British Pathe Archives. 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. 1986 was certainly a year to remember.