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Episode 1 of 10

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 14 March 2011

Historian Sir David Cannadine explores 'Churchill's Other Lives' outside politics. Winston Churchill was a committed bricklayer, he even joined the bricklayers' union. But this didn't mean he had anything in common with the working man.

He was surrounded by a retinue of servants, he never even set foot in a shop and he famously got stuck on the Circle line the only time he used the tube. In the first programme in the series, David Cannadine explores Churchill's devotion to bricklaying and what it tells us about his relationship with ordinary people.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway Production for BBC Radio 4.

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