Programme 1 – The Path To Power: When Winston Churchill died in 1965 he was already a relic of a lost age, but his funeral brought a city to a standstill, the first state funeral to a non-royal since the 19th century. This programme examines this extraordinary man successes and failures, his early career, that started long before World War 2.
Programme 2 – The War Years: On the first day of World War 2, the Admiralty sent a message to all of the British Navy. It simply read “Winston is back”. Winston was made First Lord of the Admiralty. This programme delves into Churchill’s war record during World War 2 and asks this question “How did a man responsible for some of history’s greatest military disasters become a hero of the British people?”
Programme 3 – Victory and Defeat: This programme begins at the end of World War 2, the final chapter of Churchill’s career when he admitted that he was lonely and did not relish the prospect of the humdrum of a peace-time politician. Churchill will surely go down in history as the flawed genius, a man who was capable of both towering achievements and some of the rashest moments of folly in history.