June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: WINSTON CHURCHILL. Behind the iconic figure and rousing speeches: a man who has faced political ridicule, military failure and a speech impediment. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality - fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, CHURCHILL is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler's Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he'll be remembered as an architect of carnage.
Brian Cox, Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, Ella Purnell, Danny Webb, Jonathan Aris, George Anton, Steven Cree, James Purefoy, Peter Ormond, Angela Costello, Kevin Findlay, Miro Teplitzky
Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter, Piers Tempest, Claudia Bluemhuber, Jo Bamford, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Christopher Reynolds, Ian Berg, Phil Hunt, Ian Hutchinson, Lisa Clarkson Milillo, Michael Milillo, Compton Ross, Ronnell Shaw