Double collection of documentaries celebrating the life and career of eminent politician and wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill. Featuring archive footage, ‘A Giant in the Century – His Life in Colour’ (2013), follows Churchill’s private life and political career in which he held many significant posts including Home Secretary in 1910, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for War before eventually becoming Prime Minister in 1940 where he led Great Britain to victory in the Second World War. In addition to his political career, he was also an artist and historian and remains the only British Prime Minister to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The short documentary ‘Churchill’s Island’ (1941), chronicles the events of the Battle of Britain during the early days of the Second World War. In 1942, it became the first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
The true story of how Winston Churchill led England away from the bleak Dunkirk battle and rallied the Allied generals to a D-Day victory. Based upon Churchill’s memoirs. Timothy West in the title role is instantly believable and the swings of temper and mood portray the way it must have been being around this impossible man who embodied the fight against Hitler during the early war years. Some of the finest actors from Britain and USA were assembled to take on the difficult task of making believable characters from well-known historical figures including Joseph Cotton (Citizen Kane) as General George C. Marshall.