Set  during  the  summer  months  of  1953,  Churchill now  Prime Minister  for  the  second  time  and  in  his  late  70’s, suffers  a life-threatening  stroke,  which  is  kept  secret  from  the  world.

Told  from  the  viewpoint  of  his  young  Nurse,  Millie Appleyard, the  drama  follows  his  battle  to  recover  as  his  long suffering wife Clemmie, desperately  hopes  the  stroke  will  force  Winston to  retire  while  his  political  friends  and  foe scheme  to  plot  who will  succeed  him.

Meanwhile  his  adult  children, including Sarah played by the magnificent Rachael Stirling, descend on Chartwell, unsure if he will  pull  through,  as  tensions within  his  family  begin  to surface…

Rachael is also currently starring as Hermione in “The Winter’s Tale” at The Globe Theatre until April – get your tickets now!

“Churchill’s Secret” is on Sunday 28th February, 8pm, ITV1