Churchill Confidential

The dusty notebooks of wartime cabinet secretary Norman Brook have lain unopened for over 60 years, but now on the day of their public release, the journalist and broadcaster Charles Wheeler helps recreate the mood of those tetchy cabinet meetings in this fast-moving drama-documentary.

We hear, in their own words, the disputes and fears that Churchill's cabinet had to struggle with during the darkest days of the Second World War.

What is now revealed gives a vivid insight into some of the most dramatic decisions taken by that small group of men who shaped the nation's destiny.

Members of the war cabinet are played by Hugh Dickson, Jonathan Keeble, Tim Pigott-smith, David Ryall, David Timson and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Director Penny Leicester.

Producer David Prest.

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The dusty notebooks of wartime cabinet secretary Norman Brook have lain unopened for over 60 years, but now on the day of their public release, the journalist and broadcaster Charles Wheeler helps recreate the mood of those tetchy cabinet meetings in this fast-moving drama-documentary.

We hear, in their own words, the disputes and fears that Churchill's cabinet had to struggle with during the darkest days of the Second World War.

What is now revealed gives a vivid insight into some of the most dramatic decisions taken by that small group of men who shaped the nation's destiny.

Members of the war cabinet are played by Hugh Dickson, Jonathan Keeble, Tim Pigott-smith, David Ryall, David Timson and Geoffrey Whitehead.

Director Penny Leicester.

Producer David Prest.

* Return To Power20080204

Penny Leicester's dramatisation of the notebooks of former cabinet secretary Norman Brook, containing verbatim accounts of the cabinet's discussions during the period of Winston Churchill's premiership between October 1951 and April 1955.

Veteran journalist and broadcaster Charles Wheeler helps recreate the political mood of the times in this gripping and fast-moving drama-documentary.

Winston Churchill....David Ryall

Lord Salisbury....Gary Waldhorn

Rab Butler....Ewan Bailey

Anthony Eden....Michael Cochrane

Harold Macmillan....Michael N Harbour

David Maxwell-Fyfe....Sam Dale

Oliver Lyttleton....Jonathan Keeble

Norman Brook....Alex Jennings