"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, 1987. This memorable year began with the kidnapping of Terry Waite in Beirut, days after he arrives to negotiate for the release of four other hostages. In Barbados, Jerry Hall, model and companion of rock star Mick Jagger, gets into trouble with the local police. Liberace dies, aged 67, in California. During his visit to the US, Pope John Paul II meets with 'the Native Peoples of the Americas' to acknowledge the unjustices committed against them. In London, Princess Diana opens Britain's first purpose-built ward for AIDS patients. On the record chasing front, Richard Branson flies across the Atlantic in a hot-air balloon. 1987 was certainly a year to remember.