Churchill 2003
Winston Churchill is renowned as the legendary war leader, inspiring Britain in its finest hour. This series looks at the man behind the legend, bringing you closer to the real Churchill through the eyes of those closest to him.

During his childhood at Blenheim Palace, Churchill is reported to have stated that he would one day become Prime Minister and he duly achieved his aim aged 65. However, the determination and doggedness which marked Churchill out from his peers was both a strength and a weakness. His political career veered from champion of the public interest, fighting Nazism in World War II, to political isolation in later life when he was accused of 'warmongering'. This three-part documentary follows the highs and lows of Churchill's personal, military and political life and gives us a new insight into the man.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 165 min | 7.76 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary

Episode 1, Destiny, tells the story of Churchill's early life - his aristocratic birth, his search for glory on the battlefield, his rise up the political ladder and his fall from it.

Episode 2, The Lion's Roar, traces Churchill's leadership of Britain through its finest hour during the Battle of Britain to its darkest hour in 1942.

Episode 3, The Last Prize, opens with Churchill's day trip to the Normandy beaches in June 1944. It goes on to examine Churchill's second term as Prime Minister and his public and private struggles until his death in January 1965.

-- "School Days" - featurette
-- "Wartime Leader" - featurette
-- "Family Recollections" - featurette
-- "Recreating Churchill"

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