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Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981–1981)

TV Mini-series | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Winston Churchill's life between 1929, when he lost his cabinet position, and 1939, when he joined Great Britain's War Cabinet - a period he described as the most difficult in his life.
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Updated Sep 6, 1981

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Jan 16, 1983 (United States)

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Robert Hardy
Winston Churchill Winston Churchill   See fewer
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Siân Phillips
Clementine Churchill Clementine Churchill   See fewer
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Nigel Havers
Randolph Churchill Randolph Churchill   See fewer
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Tim Pigott-Smith
Brendan Bracken Brendan Bracken   See fewer
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Peter Barkworth
Stanley Baldwin Stanley Baldwin   See fewer
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Eric Porter
Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain   See fewer
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Edward Woodward
Sir Samuel Hoare Sir Samuel Hoare   See fewer
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David Swift
Professor Lindemann Professor Lindemann   See fewer
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Sherrie Hewson
Mrs. Pearman Mrs. Pearman   See fewer
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Paul McDowell
Butler at Chartwell Butler at Chartwell   See fewer
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Robert James
Ramsay McDonald Ramsay McDonald   See fewer
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5
Marcella Markham
Nancy Astor Nancy Astor   See fewer
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Derek Ensor
Speaker of the House Speaker of the House   See fewer
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Chloe Salaman
Sarah Churchill Sarah Churchill   See fewer
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Katharine Levy
Mary Churchill Mary Churchill   See fewer
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Paul Freeman
Ralph Wigram Ralph Wigram   See fewer
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David Quilter
Wing-Commander Torr Anderson Wing-Commander Torr Anderson   See fewer
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Tony Mathews
Anthony Eden Anthony Eden   See fewer
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Ian Collier
Harold Macmillan Harold Macmillan   See fewer
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Walter Gotell
Lord Swinton Lord Swinton   See fewer
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Tamsin Murray-Leach
Mary Churchill, as a child Mary Churchill, as a child   See fewer
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Moray Watson
Major Desmond Morton Major Desmond Morton   See fewer
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Peter Vaughan
Sir Thomas Inskip Sir Thomas Inskip   See fewer
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Richard Murdoch
Lord Halifax Lord Halifax   See fewer
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Clive Swift
Sir Horace Wilson Sir Horace Wilson   See fewer
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Phil Brown
Lord Beaverbrook Lord Beaverbrook   See fewer
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Diane Fletcher
Ava Wigram Ava Wigram   See fewer
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David Markham
Duke of Marlborough Duke of Marlborough   See fewer
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Geoffrey Toone
Sir Louis Kershaw Sir Louis Kershaw   See fewer
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John Woodnutt
Harlod Robinson / Harold Robinson Harlod Robinson / Harold Robinson   See fewer
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Frank Middlemass
Lord Derby Lord Derby   See fewer
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Sam Wanamaker
Bernard Baruch Bernard Baruch   See fewer
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Norman Jones
Clement Attlee Clement Attlee   See fewer
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Stratford Johns
Lord Rothermere Lord Rothermere   See fewer
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Allister Bain
Maxine Elliott's Butler Maxine Elliott's Butler   See fewer
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Roy Beck
Stanley Baldwin's Private Secretary Stanley Baldwin's Private Secretary   See fewer
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Christopher Benjamin
Air Ministry Official Air Ministry Official   See fewer
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James Berwick
Van Antwerp Van Antwerp   See fewer
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Young Man at Blenheim Young Man at Blenheim   See fewer
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Norman Bird
Sir Maurice Hanley Sir Maurice Hanley   See fewer
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Roger Bizley
Putzi Hanfstaengel Putzi Hanfstaengel   See fewer
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Sheila Brennan
Mrs. Barlow Mrs. Barlow   See fewer
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Colin Thorton-Kelmsley Colin Thorton-Kelmsley   See fewer
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John Morris, M.P. John Morris, M.P.   See fewer
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Lord Hailsham Lord Hailsham   See fewer
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Schoolboy Schoolboy   See fewer
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Wing Commander Wing Commander   See fewer
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Schoolboy Schoolboy   See fewer
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Lord Lothian Lord Lothian   See fewer
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Maxine Elliott Maxine Elliott   See fewer
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King George V King George V   See fewer
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Simon Dutton
William Deakin William Deakin   See fewer
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Stephen Elliott
William Randolph Hearst William Randolph Hearst   See fewer
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Schoolboy Schoolboy   See fewer
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Col. Headlam M.P. Col. Headlam M.P.   See fewer
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Lady Londonderry Lady Londonderry   See fewer
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Harold Rodter Harold Rodter   See fewer
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8.5 / 10 | 250 votes