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MASTERPIECE: CHURCHILL'S SECRET

What to know: A fine film portraying a great man suffering and recovering from a stroke.
Recommended age 12-18
111 minutes
DVD
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This is, simply, a fine film portraying a great man suffering and recovering from a stroke late in life surrounded by his troubled but loving family and well-meaning staff attempting to control the situation and keep it hidden from the public. Real emotion is portrayed with a delicate and at times humorous touch.
It is the summer of 1953 and Nurse Appleyard (Romola Garai) is rushed to a secret location where she discovers her patient is Winston Churchill (Michael Gambon), the elderly Prime Minister. Churchill has suffered a stroke and may not last the weekend. As Churchill's wife (Lindsay Duncan) and family gather at his bedside, long-buried tensions rise to the surface.
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