Set during the summer of 1953, 'Churchill's Secret' tells a little-known part of Winston Churchill's great life story. Prime Minister for the second time and in his late 70's, Churchill suffers a life-threatening stroke, which his inner circle conspired to hide from the public, the film charts the course of Winston's remarkable recovery and investigates the strain that his great public service wrought upon his private life. Told from the point of view of his family, his doctor, the men he championed and, most touchingly, his young nurse, 'Churchill's Secret' follows Winston's extraordinary battle to recover, casting an honest light on the tensions within his brilliant and dysfunctional family.
nice piece of history.
- Churchill's Secret review by RM
In the days when we weren't saturated with instant news, the country was able to relax and just let the politicians get on with it. They may or may not have been incorruptible but they were left to get on with running the country. It's good to see the weaker side of one of Britain's most influential statesmen and Gambon does the job with dignity.