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BBC Documentaries

Season 1977 1977

  • 1977-02-16T21:00:00+00:00 on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • 4 hours, 0 mins (4 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Documentaries produced by or for the BBC.

4 episodes

1977x01 The Regiment

  • Season Premiere

    1977-02-16T21:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

This documentary follows three months in the life of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Green Jackets (also known as the Black Mafia) as they move from their Dover barracks for a tour of duty at the Tower of London. The Royal Green Jackets are light infantry, trained to move fast. Above all they are riflemen and take pride in their reputation of being thinking fighting soldiers.

1977x02 With a Fine Feeling for Steam

  • 1977-05-05T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

This programme tells the story of the private steam railway company the Strathspey Railway, which was engineered and run by a group of rail enthusiasts in Scotland.Through the use of restored locomotives the company was started purely to preserve steam passenger trains, as their fading presence across British rail networks, due to the introduction of diesel engines, was keenly felt among steam enthusiasts.

1977x03 The Bronte Business

  • 1977-09-04T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Joan Bakewell visits Haworth in Yorkshire, home of the Brontes, to see the setting in which the novelists worked.

This programme shows Her Majesty the Queen reviewing the British Army of the Rhine on her silver jubilee. It was the biggest gathering of British military troops and equipment since World War Two with over 500 vehicles and aircraft present.