A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love with a ... See full summary »
John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »
Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »
Karen McCann's eldest daughter is raped and murdered whilst on the phone with her. When the case against Robert Doob, the perpetrator, is dismissed because of a technicality, she starts ... See full summary »
Producer Jack Levin, aka Jack Le Vien, was the originator of this documentary series. To get the rights to Winston Churchill's war memoirs, Levin visited Sir Winston in the South of France and took a cage with a budgerigar as a gift with him. See more »
Winston Churchill - The Valiant Years ran on BBC TV from February 11th to August 5th 1961, in fact it was repeated while it was still running in its first broadcast. There was also a selection of repeats in 1965, after Churchill's death. What has stuck most of all in my mind is the theme music (composed by Richard Rogers) - not just the title theme, so much so that I searched for the LP and obtained it only recently. I also recall the commentary by Gary Merrill, which seemed to add impact to the image. Richard Burton was well cast as the voice of Churchill. I am surprised that there has never been any attempt to repeat not even one of that series - or perhaps put it on DVD. Some might say that the content is now dated, but that could be said of any history, and this was perhaps one of the best portrayals, if not the classic portrayal, of Churchill's war years. I am sure the content of the series would stand the test of time if given a chance.
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