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Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981)
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Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years is an 8-part 1981 drama serial based on the life of Winston Churchill, and particularly his years in enforced exile from political position during the 1920s and 30s. It was written and directed by Ferdinand Fairfax and Churchill was played by Robert Hardy. Hardy's brilliant performance as Churchill won critical acclaim and a BAFTA award in 1982. He reprised the role in The Sittaford Mystery, Bomber Harris and War and Remembrance and at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the end of World War II in 1995 when he quoted a number of Churchill's wartime speeches in character.
Plot: exile, british history, world war two, political leader, member of parliament, prime minister, british politics, british soldier
Time: 1930s, 1920s

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TV show
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TV show
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