Goodbye Rhodesia is a 1980 documentary film filmed by Thames Television’s flagship factual programme This Week. The film captures the dying days of the Republic of Rhodesia, which was dissolved in 1979 after years of the Civil War.
With unprecedented access to key figures on both sides of the conflict, Goodbye Rhodesia offers a unique insight into one of the most turbulent periods in African history. The documentary features interviews with key figures from all sides of the conflict, as well as ordinary citizens, giving a unique insight into the events that led to the end of Rhodesia. The film also includes footage of the transition to Zimbabwe, which formally became independent in 1980. Goodbye Rhodesia is an important historical record of a crucial period in African history.
Thames Television’s This Week
This Week was a ground-breaking current affairs program produced by Thames Television in the UK. Running from 1968 to 1992, it was renowned for its comprehensive coverage of international issues and its in-depth interviews with leading figures from politics, business, and academia. The show was also notable for its use of cutting-edge technology, which allowed it to produce innovative visual effects and graphics. Although it is no longer on the air, This Week remains an important part of British television history, and its legacy can be seen in modern programs like BBC Newsnight.