Imogen Rose has just finished shooting Churchill: Winning the War – Losing the Peace – a BBC2 Drama playing Marie Soames – Churchill’s daughter.
Churchill: Winning The War, Losing The Peace w/t (1 x 60?) – Just weeks after VE day, Britain’s great war leader Winston Churchill found himself in another battle: to be elected Prime Minister. He was confident of victory – just reward for his leadership of the country through the dark days of WWII. But what happened next many still can’t understand. In one of the greatest election defeats of all time, Churchill was humiliated at the polls, and his Conservative party almost annihilated. Why did his countrymen turn so vehemently on their Great British Bulldog? Was the rejection of Churchill a disgraceful mark of ingratitude or the most mature electoral decision ever made by a democracy?
With surprising revelations from first-hand witnesses as well as historians including Sir Max Hastings, Juliet Gardiner, Anthony Beevor and writer Dave Douglas, this film looks at Churchill’s controversial legacy – and debates the weaknesses as well as the strengths of the man.
Due to be shown May 2015.