Michael Gambon as Winston Churchill
ITV has released a first-look clip from new feature-length drama Churchill’s Secret, starring Michael Gambon as former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and Lindsay Duncan as his wife Clementine.
Based on Jonathan Smith’s recently published book, ‘The Churchill Secret: KBO’. The drama is adapted by Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island, Poirot), Churchill’s Secret is set during the summer months of 1953 – now Prime Minister for the second time and in his late 70’s – Churchill suffers a life-threatening stroke, which is kept secret from the world.
The story is told from the viewpoint of Churchill’s young Nurse, Millie Appleyard, as he battles to recover as his long-suffering wife Clemmie desperately hopes the stroke will force Winston to retire while his political friends and foe scheme to plot who will succeed him.
Churchill’s Secret airs on ITV this Winter.
Watch the clip below…