For many, Winston Churchill is remembered as one of Britain's greatest leaders, guiding a nation through World War II to victory. Here, accompanied by rarely seen footage from the British Movietone archives, we explore the man behind the myth. Starting with his rise to power, we track the major moments that shaped Churchill's early political career, including the Gallipoli disaster of World War I and the bad decisions that deepened the economic gloom of the 1920s, before moving into the pre-war years, when Churchill was one of the few politicians to realise the threat Nazi Germany posed Britain. Once appointed Prime Minister in 1940, Churchill came into his own as a wartime leader. His speeches inspired a nation and his stubborn character reflected the mood of his people. Regardless of his flaws, Churchill led Britain through some of its darkest days to a victory that at one stage had seemed unlikely. Following the conclusion of the war, Churchill was deemed no longer the man to lead a country in a time of peace: he had succeeded in his duties and lost the following general election. These three programmes offer an intimate portrait of the man who was far from perfect yet guided a nation through perhaps the most challenging time in its history.