Churchill's Bodyguard

  |  Buy to Own: 12/12/2005
  |  676 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A collection of films giving an insight into the political upheavals of the 20th century, Churchill's constant brushes with death and the role played by an ex post office messenger in preventing an early end to his life. In almost any piece of film you'll see of Britain's great wartime leader, this is the man in the background - anonymous and secret. Until now his critical role in saving the life of Churchill from a series of attacks has been hidden from the wider public. After the war Walter Thompson's censored book told just part of the story. His full memoirs were suppressed even by Churchill himself - only now can we recount the number of assassination attempts on Churchill's life. This series, with a unique access to these incredible memoirs, reveals for the first time the story of Walter's life with Winston. Together they travelled thousands of miles on precarious journeys to meet Stalin and Roosevelt and other world leaders. Episodes are: 'Walter Meets Winston', 'Lawrence and Walter Save the Day', 'Nearly Killed in New York', 'Indian Nationalist Assassin?', Nazi Sniper Plan', 'Dangerous Travels', 'Surviving the Blitz', 'Attack at the Flying Boat Dock', 'Winston's Double', 'Suicide Attack in Tehran', 'The Kiss of Life?', 'The Sewer Bomb' and 'Love Him to Death'.