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Churchill Season
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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill.
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Follow this link to a view an image gallery of the life and state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. The season of commemorative programmes runs from Monday 24th, the actual anniversary of his death, to Saturday 29 January 2005 and is listed below.
Start the Week
9.00am - 9.45am,  Monday
winston ChurchillA discussion based around David Reynolds' new book on how Churchill wrote for the future when writing his version of World War II and also a reassessment of his role in history.
Daily Service
9.45am -, LW,  Monday
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, WesterhamFrom the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Westerham, Kent on the 40th Anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. Led by the Revd Paul McVeagh with Lady Mary Soames.
The Churchill Roar - 8.30pm,  Monday
winston Churchill and Melvyn BraggMelvyn Bragg presents an analysis and celebration of the remarkable mixture of words and delivery, of vocal pyrotechnics and deep understanding of the power of metaphor and imagery that Sir Winston displayed throughout his life.
6.00am - 9am,  Mon - Fri
Radio 4's Today emblemDaily feature reflecting on Churchill's legacy across the world
Book of the Week - the Colville Diaries.
9.45am - 10am,  Mon - Fri
Sir John ColvilleIn 1939 a young diplomat John Colville was seconded to Number 10 Downing Street, and went on to serve as Winston Churchill's Private Secretary for much of WWll. His  Downing Street Diaries offer an fascinating insider's view of  Churchill throughout those momentous years.
Playing for Time - Three Days in May 1940
2.30pm -  3.30pm,  Saturday
Robert HardyA dramatisation of a moment of decision for Britain in which Winston Churchill - played by Robert Hardy - chaired a sequence of nine War Cabinet Meetings over the course of the Bank Holiday weekend that changed the course of the War.
Thinking Allowed
4pm - 4.30pm, Wednesday
Churchill montageCharisma: Winston Churchill was a charismatic leader, but what exactly makes a person charismatic? Laurie Taylor investigates..
The Archive Hour
8pm - 9pm, Saturday
Churchill's funeralFeatures the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.
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