The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.
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Director: Herbert Wise
Stars: Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna, Robert Hardy
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 Winston Churchill (8 episodes, 1981)
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 Clementine Churchill (8 episodes, 1981)
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 Randolph Churchill (8 episodes, 1981)
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 Brendan Bracken (8 episodes, 1981)
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 Stanley Baldwin (8 episodes, 1981)
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 Neville Chamberlain (8 episodes, 1981)
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 Sir Samuel Hoare (8 episodes, 1981)
David Swift ...
 Professor Lindemann (6 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Pearman (6 episodes, 1981)
Paul McDowell ...
 Butler at Chartwell (6 episodes, 1981)
Robert James ...
 Ramsay McDonald (5 episodes, 1981)
Marcella Markham ...
 Nancy Astor (5 episodes, 1981)
Derek Ensor ...
 Speaker of the House (5 episodes, 1981)
Chloe Salaman ...
 Sarah Churchill (4 episodes, 1981)
Katharine Levy ...
 Mary Churchill (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Ralph Wigram (3 episodes, 1981)
David Quilter ...
 Wing-Commander Torr Anderson (3 episodes, 1981)
Tony Mathews ...
 Anthony Eden (3 episodes, 1981)
Ian Collier ...
 Harold Macmillan (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Lord Swinton (3 episodes, 1981)
Tamsin Murray-Leach ...
 Mary Churchill, as a child (2 episodes, 1981)
Moray Watson ...
 Major Desmond Morton (2 episodes, 1981)
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 Sir Thomas Inskip (2 episodes, 1981)
Richard Murdoch ...
 Lord Halifax (2 episodes, 1981)
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 Sir Horace Wilson (2 episodes, 1981)
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 Lord Beaverbrook (2 episodes, 1981)
Diane Fletcher ...
 Ava Wigram (2 episodes, 1981)
David Markham ...
 Duke of Marlborough (2 episodes, 1981)
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 Sir Louis Kershaw (2 episodes, 1981)
John Woodnutt ...
 Harlod Robinson / ... (2 episodes, 1981)
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The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.

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Trivia

Robert Hardy and Günter Meisner have both played their respective roles of Churchill and Hitler in other films as well. Notably, Meisner played Hitler in The Winds of War (1983) while Hardy played Churchill in the sequel, War and Remembrance (1988). See more »

Goofs

In the first episode, "Down and Out," Churchill is seen giving a speech in the USA in 1929. A US flag is visible to his right, and the field (with the stars) is visible. The stars are in staggered rows, meaning it is a 50 star US flag. A 48-star flag, as in use in 1929, would have even rows of stars (six rows of eight). See more »

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Referenced in 28 Up (1984) See more »

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Outstanding drama, shot in THE location
29 July 2002 | by (Vancouver Island, British Columbia) – See all my reviews

Have to agree with everything that the others have said before me. This is a superb, outstanding drama and the kind of thing that good modern history lessons should be built around in school. One or two others have described it as flawless - I agree: and some of the dramatic touches added by the lighting are almost genius. One thing that some people may not know is that some of it - particularly some of the outdoor scenes but also I suspect, some appropriate indoor scenes - were shot at Chartwell, Churchill's country house which is preserved for the public and has a warm and friendly, home "family" atmosphere. And yes, Churchill did indeed get a kick out of building a wall or two there, as well as painting some interesting pictures

  • his art is much more highly regarded by the critics than Hitler's!!



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