The Generalisimo

Having dissected the career and reputation of De Gaulle in 'The General', Miles Kington now turns his attention to the Generalisimo, Francisco Franco Bahamonde, the dictator who ruled Spain from 1939 to his death in 1975. After twenty-five years of democracy, Spain is now a country transformed.

Episodes

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0101The Pre-democracy Era2003080220031109
20151130 (BBC7)
20151201 (BBC7)

The early years of Europe's longest-serving dictator General Franco.

Miles Kington travels through Spain to dissect the early years of Europe's longest-serving dictator General Franco. From August 2003.

In the first of a three-part series, Miles travels through Spain, uncovering memories of the pre-democracy era, the hidden stories of the Franco years and the life and legacy of the Generalisimo himself.

0102Franco's Civil War2003080920031116
20151201 (BBC7)
20151202 (BBC7)

Miles Kington continues his Spanish journey looking at General Franco's civil war triumph.

Miles Kington continues his journey around Spain to uncover the legacy of General Franco's civil war triumph. From August 2003.

Miles looks back at the legacy of Franco's civil war triumph, the soup-kitchens and shanty-towns of the 1940s, the years when Spain starved, Hitler came calling and Franco wavered on the brink of a second war.

0103 LASTFranco's Final Years2003081620031123
20151202 (BBC7)
20151203 (BBC7)

In the final programme in the series, Miles looks back at the Spain of the 60s and 70s. Tourists flocked to the Costas, students and workers marched through the streets, and ETA began to terrorise the regime.

Miles Kington looks back at the Franco years of the 1960s and 70s and his legacy.

Miles Kington looks back at the Franco years of the 1960s and 70s and life after the death of the Spanish dictator. From August 2003.