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"Churchill" television documentary, 1991 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 15

Scope and Contents

The records include records (transcripts, video and audio tapes) of interviews with people regarding their (or their relatives') personal recollections of Sir Winston Churchill or their experiences of events related to Sir Winston's career (e.g. the bombing of Dresden). There are also files of transcripts of Sir Martin Gilbert's 'pieces to camera'.


  • Creation: 1991 - 1992

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to consultation by researchers. Please ask staff advice about accessing the audio-visual materials in WCHL 15/3 and 4.

Biographical / Historical

The "Churchill" television documentary was written and presented by Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Churchill's life. The documentary was screened on BBC 1 in four parts between January and February 1992.


94 file(s)

133 cassette(s) (133 tapes)

Language of Materials



The collection has been divided into four series (detailed below). The arrangement of each series reflects the original order of the material based on the "shot list" (WCHL 15/1/1).

WCHL 15/1/1-5: transcripts of documentary as broadcast and "shot list"

WCHL 15/2/1-89: files of transcribed interviews and Martin Gilbert's pieces to camera

WCHL 15/3/1-34: videos

WCHL 15/4/1-99: audio cassettes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited at the Archives Centre in 1992 by Mr Jeremy Bennett, producer of the "Churchill" television documentary.


The catalogue of this section was prepared by Natalie Adams, June 2000 and January 2001.

Finding aid date

2004-08-03 09:07:03.327000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087