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Darkest Hour

May 1940. As the Nazis advance against Britain's European allies, newly elected prime minister Winston Churchill must decide whether to leave neighbouring countries to their fate, by striking a peace deal with Hitler, or fight on against terrifying odds for the greater good.

1 hour, 56 minutes

Last on

Sat 9 May 2020 19:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03


    23 Kroner / Solfar

  • 00:03

    The Minions

    Universal Fanfare

  • 01:01

    Dario Marianelli; Vikingur Olafsson



Role Contributor
Winston Churchill Gary Oldman
Clementine Churchill Kristin Scott Thomas
Clement Attlee David Schofield
Elizabeth Layton Lily James
Sir Anthony Eden Samuel West
King George VI Ben Mendelsohn
Viscount Halifax Stephen Dillane
Neville Chamberlaine Ronald Pickup
Director Joe Wright
Writer Anthony McCarten


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