Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill.
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.
Melvyn 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.
In 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.
A 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.