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The Telegraph's Harry De Quetteville investigates the hidden stories behind three of Winston Churchill's most iconic speeches, plus we speak to Oscar, Golden Globe and Writers Guild winner, Gary Oldman on playing Churchill.

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The Telegraph's Harry De Quetteville investigates the hidden stories behind three of Winston Churchill's most iconic speeches, plus we speak to Oscar, Golden Globe and Writers Guild winner, Gary Oldman on playing Churchill.

    Episode Four: Playing Churchill

    Episode Four: Playing Churchill

    In this fourth podcast, actor Gary Oldman tells Telegraph film critic Robbie Collin how his own love of Churchill's speeches inspired him through the extraordinary process of playing the great man on film.

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    • 44 min
    Episode Three: The End of the Beginning

    Episode Three: The End of the Beginning

    In this third podcast, the fortunes of war have at last changed. It is November 1942, two years after Dunkirk, and the Allies have tasted victory for the first time. Churchill can savour - and even joke - about his new position of strength, while still warning of the sacrifices to come. 

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    • 31 min
    Episode Two: We shall fight them on the beaches

    Episode Two: We shall fight them on the beaches

    Churchill returns to the House of Commons on June 4 1940. His own position is more stable, but the country is on the brink. In this second podcast, Churchill prepares Britain for invasion, managing to inspire his audience, even as he hints at the worst.

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    • 36 min
    Episode One: Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat

    Episode One: Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat

    The Nazis have turned West, invading France. In Britain Chamberlain has resigned. And in this, the first of four podcasts about Churchill's great wartime speeches, relatives and colleagues describe how Winston spoke to save his own political life on becoming PM in May 1940.

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

jeanettas ,

Churchill my Hero

As a child of 11 years I can remember listening to these speeches with my family
huddled round the radio inspired then and still inspired at 90 years , what a man the like of which we shall not see again. Thank God we had him when we needed him most.

Mar tutu ,

Fantastic

Great content in a fabulous subject. I just wish there was more!

JCordeiro.pt ,

Radio documentary done right

It’s a delightful experience to listen the way this piece was put together. A great way to learn about such an important moment in history.

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