Set during the summer of 1953, Churchill’s Secret tells a little-known part of Winston Churchill’s great life story. Having suffered a life-threatening stroke, which his inner circle conspired to hide from the public, the film charts the course of Churchill’s (played by Cranford‘s Michael Gambon) remarkable recovery with the help of his spirited nurse (Emma‘s Romola Garai).

Told from the point of view of his children, his long-suffering wife, and the men of his cabinet, the film casts an honest light on the tensions within his brilliant and dysfunctional family, and investigates the strain that his great public service wrought upon his private life.

Churchill’s Secret airs as a one-night television event on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 8/7c on MASTERPIECE, and stars Michael Gambon (Cranford), Lindsay Duncan, Romola Garai (Emma), and Matthew Macfadyen.




Daniel Deronda 2002

Daniel Deronda dvd poster


 Daniel Deronda 2002
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Victorian 1874
British TV mini
 Based on George Eliot’s novel about a love triangle gone awry, Daniel Deronda originally aired on television as part of the award-winning Masterpiece Theatre series. The illegitimate son of a wealthy British aristocrat, Daniel harbors a secretive past and a ready supply of cash. When he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get complicated, as he’s already involved in a passionate relationship with a Jewish singer.

 Tom Hopper
Writer / Screenplay:
 Andrew Davis / George Eliot
Major Cast:
Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Hershey, Greta Scacchi, Amanda Root,
Film Locations:
  • Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK
    (Quentcham Hall)
  • Chilworth Manor, Chilworth, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    (Jewish market scenes)
  • Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England, UK
    (The Abbey)
  • Goldsmith’s Hall, London, England, UK
    (casino interiors)
  • Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
    (Lydia Glasher’s home)
  • Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
    (horseback riding and hunt scenes)
  • Isleworth, Middlesex, England, UK
  • London, England, UK
  • Malta
  • Somerset, England, UK
  • Surrey, England, UK
  • Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK
    (Henleigh Grandcourt’s estate interiors)
  • Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
    (casino exteriors)
  • West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
    (Henleigh Grandcourt’s estate)
  • Wrotham Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, UK
    (Ryelands’ estate exteriors)

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Hugh Dancy as Daniel Deronda

hugh bonneville daniel deronda