This episode follows Winston Churchill from a young soldier in India during the time of Queen Victoria, through the First World War, to victory in World War II, and finally to his retirement in the Swinging Sixties. Meanwhile across the world, meet the American soldier literally spreading propaganda around the battlefields, and learn about Gandhi’s more eccentric side.
Monday 20th July 2015
Churchill advertises for his Diary of a Winston Kid book, telling us about his exciting life in India and Africa
Historical Grand Designs: Churchill doesn’t count the cost of designing his home-which doesn’t please his wife!
Adrian Carton de Wiart’s injuries make painting a portrait of him difficult
Historical Voice: Winston convinces the judges he has the voice, with his famous speeches broadcast via radio (parody of The Voice UK)
The Great WWII Bake Off: When supplies are short for British folk, there is always one rabbit-like solution
Historical Restrooms: A businessman is drafted into the war toilets, and finds out what Americans did to their toilet paper
History’s Craziest Fools: Wartime Leaders: Churchill and Stalin have some strange places to go to the toilet, and Ghandi has a strange use for two people
Working at 10 Downing Street under Churchill isn’t as easy as it sounds
SONG: Your Finest Hour: Churchill won the war, but sadly for him couldn’t win the next election
Tellybox: Churchill doesn’t quite keep up to date with all the rage (parody of Gogglebox)
Chatty Death: Winston Churchill talks about all the hard work he did for the war effort
Your Finest Hour (Parody of ‘My Way’ by Frank Sinatra)