10 hrs. 6 mins.
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After the war a censored book by Churchill’s bodyguard Walter Thompson’s told just part of the story. Only now can we recount the number of assassination attempts on Churchill. This 13-episode series – with unique access to these incredible, uncensored memoirs – reveals the story of Walter’s life with Winston, his epic task in keeping the PM safe and his observation of the real war.
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In almost any piece of film of Britain’s great wartime leader, this is the man in the background – anonymous and secret, his critical role in saving Churchill’s life from a series of attacks hidden from the wider public.
After the war Walter Thompson’s censored book told just part of the story – his full memoirs were suppressed even by Churchill himself. Only now can we recount the number of assassination attempts on Churchill, many foiled by Walter.
This 13-episode series, with unique access to these incredible memoirs, reveals the story of Walter’s life with Winston, the precarious journeys to meet Stalin, Roosevelt and other world leaders and their travels with Lawrence of Arabia – all against the backdrop of political upheaval and Churchill’s constant brushes with death.