The dusty notebooks of wartime cabinet secretary Norman Brook have lain unopened for over 60 years, but now on the day of their public release, the journalist and broadcaster Charles Wheeler helps recreate the mood of those tetchy cabinet meetings in this fast-moving drama-documentary. We hear, in their own words, the disputes and fears that Churchill's cabinet had to struggle with during the darkest days of the Second World War. What is now revealed gives a vivid insight into some of the most dramatic decisions taken by that small group of men who shaped the nation's destiny. Members of the war cabinet are played by Hugh Dickson, Jonathan Keeble, Tim Pigott-Smith, David Ryall, David Timson, and Geoffrey Whitehead.
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