The Churchill Years: volume 2

Production details

  • Format
  • 4 × 60 min audio plays
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 22 & 24 Feb, 2 & 3 Mar 2017
  • Date released
  • February 2018
  • Written by
  • Paul Morris
  • Iain McLaughlin
  • Alan Barnes
  • Robert Khan & Tom Salinsky
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design
  • Steve Foxon
  • Music
  • Howard Carter
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Tom Webster

Cast

  • Winston Churchill
  • Ian McNeice
  • Young Winston
  • Madame Vastra
  • Neve McIntosh
  • Young Winston
  • Iain Batchelor
  • Carmen
  • Housekeeper
  • Melody Grove
  • Luis Ortega
  • Owen Aaronovitch
  • Reggie
  • Jorge
  • Clerk
  • Leighton Pugh
  • Human Conflict
  • Lt Fleming
  • Gyuri Sarossy
  • Bragnar
  • Bethan Walker
  • Connolly
  • James Joyce
  • Colonel Fischer
  • Ken Bradshaw
  • Louisa
  • Emily Woodward
  • I Was Churchill’s Double
  • Von Moltke
  • Hywel Morgan
  • Maid
  • Roberta Taylor
  • John Logie Baird
  • Kaiser Wilhelm III
  • Mark Elstob
  • Churchill Victorious
  • Visguard
  • Captain Morgan
  • Special Branch Officer
  • Nicholas Asbury
  • Sidney Wheeler
  • Field Marshal Brooke
  • Alisdair Simpson
  • Diane Wheeler
  • Miss Cunningham
  • Susan Tracy
  • Corporal Arthur Dimes
  • Simon Chandler

Synopsis

Ian McNeice returns as Britain’s Greatest Prime Minister in four new plays.

Young Winston

Written by Paul Morris

London, 1899. After spending time in warzones abroad, Winston Churchill considers a Parliamentary career. But a memento from his visit to Cuba, four years earlier, returns to haunt him. Across the city, the Great Detective has a mysterious caller, all the way from Havana. As ruthless mercenaries wield alien powers, young Winston and Madame Vastra learn they have a mutual friend — an eccentric young man, sporting a bowtie.

Human Conflict

Written by Iain McLaughlin

1941. The Prime Minister has much on his mind as London reels from the Blitz. When a daring mission to discover Nazi secrets bears unexpected results, Churchill heads north to retrieve technology that could win the war. But an old ally is set against his intent. Weary from his own people’s conflict, the Doctor knows that some weapons should never enter the field of human conflict.

I Was Churchill’s Double

Written by Alan Barnes

Alexandra Palace, 1942. Strange television signals show a paranoid Churchill urging on the resistance in German-occupied Britain. A man in a battered leather jacket makes a guest appearance. The broadcasts come from another world, one where the country is now part of the Kaiser’s Empire. Of course, the Doctor is involved, and while Churchill claims to understand the notion of ‘alternative histories’, he never expected to be part of one.

Churchill Victorious

Written by Robert Khan & Tom Salinsky

VE Day, 1945. The war is over. The PM has seen the crowds and made his speech. Now he wishes to soak up the atmosphere, moving incognito among his fellow countrymen. But an alien interloper lurks in a backstreet tavern, and ‘William Churchyard’ must lead a few plucky Londoners into one more fight. The Doctor is in trouble, and at the time of his greatest victory, Churchill also faces his greatest danger.

 

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