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Churchill: Renegade and Turncoat


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A four-part series in which historian Martin Gilbert, who has spent 25 years researching and writing the life of Churchill, presents the first complete television biography of Britain's wartime leader.
Over 100 interviews have been recorded and 53 hours of historic newsreel film acquired from all over the world. Special scenes were shot in the Kremlin and the White House.

This first film covers Churchill's early life and political career up to 1940 when he became Prime Minister. It explains the events which molded the ambitious young politician, led him to change parties twice, and transformed him from political failure in 1915 after the disaster in the Dardanelles.
His staff recall his marriage to Clementine and life at Chartwell in the wilderness years. A portrait of Churchill emerges as a maverick politician, and yet the choice of the majority as the only leader who would stand up to Hitter. Parts 2 and 3 follow Churchill through the Second World War and the final programme looks at his career from the end of the war until his death 20 years later.
(Teletext Subtitles: page 888)
Feature: page 24


Presenter: Martin Gilbert
Director: Marisa Appugliese
Series Producer: Jeremy Bennett

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