Churchills Secret

Michael Gambon Stars in ‘Churchill’s Secret,” Coming to Masterpiece This September

Michael Gambon as Winston Churchill. (Photo: Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Daybreak Pictures and MASTERPIECE)

A feature length drama on the later years in the life of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is coming to Masterpiece this Fall, and its subject matter is probably not what you’d expect.

Churchill’s Secret is set to air on PBS on September 19, and the drama tells the story of a little known part of Churchill’s life. Based on the book The Churchill Secret: KBO by Jonathan Smith, the film is set in the summer of 1953, when Churchill – now Prime Minister for a second time and in his 70s – suffers a life-threatening stroke, a fact which is kept from the public at large.