Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (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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 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)
Eric Porter ...
 Neville Chamberlain (8 episodes, 1981)
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 Sir Samuel Hoare (8 episodes, 1981)
David Swift ...
 Professor Lindemann (6 episodes, 1981)
Sherrie Hewson ...
 Mrs. Pearman (6 episodes, 1981)
Robert James ...
 Ramsay McDonald (5 episodes, 1981)
Marcella Markham ...
 Nancy Astor (5 episodes, 1981)
Chloe Salaman ...
 Sarah Churchill (4 episodes, 1981)
Derek Ensor ...
 Speaker of the House (4 episodes, 1981)
Paul McDowell ...
 Butler at Chartwell (4 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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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 »

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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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10 Year period Churchill was out of office before WWII
28 January 2004 | by (Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

Very accurate telling of Churchill's life while out of office and his struggle to warn the UK of the Nazi peril. Hardy puts his soul into it, though he comes off as whiny or pouting at times rather than as the British bulldog Churchill was. Fascinating stuff!


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