Churchill and Me

Churchill and Me
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Review

Hugh Dennis was just shy of three years old when he saw the flypast of jets marking the funeral of Winston Churchill in January 1965. But it left an indelible impression, so now he’s off to meet a host of people who have a connection with the great politician and statesman.

Mostly it’s leisurely chats in pleasing surroundings with family members, employees and people whose services Churchill enjoyed over a long and frequently controversial life (the Dardanelles disaster and the attack on the French navy at Mers-el-Kébir in 1940 aren’t ignored). But there are some pleasingly quirky detours, including a digression into the purpose of zebra stripes with a Savile Row tailor, and a very surreal encounter with a German death metal band.

Summary

Comedian and actor Hugh Dennis goes on a journey to discover what Winston Churchill means to people today, and also takes a look at the former prime minister's legacy.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Hugh Dennis
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