Ian McNeice (Winston Churchill), Nicholas Asbury (Visguard / Captain Morgan / Special Branch officer), Alisdair Simpson (Sidney Wheeler / Field Marshal Brooke), Susan Tracy (Diane Wheeler / Miss Cunningham), Simon Chandler (Corporal Arthur Dimes). Other parts played by members of the cast.
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…
10/10 “The fact that the main character was such a multifaceted man in real life gives the writers, producer David Richardson, director Ken Bentley, Ian McNeice and the whole cast so much to work with and none of them drop the ball in the delivery… You need this set in your life. It will make you feel proud to be British!” Indie Mac User
10/10 “Historical characters deserve to be treated with the utmost respect. Director Ken Bentley has crafted a fitting tribute not only to Churchill but the indomitable spirit of the British people during the most dreadful of historical events.” Blogtor Who
“This is fantastic and walks the line of inspired lunacy that the best historical Doctor Who stories should.” SciFi Bulletin
“There’s something about McNeice’s voice that really captures and holds your attention, and McIntosh’s narration added to that too, the variety of the two made it much more engaging, it was like listening to two friends recount a story” Gallifrey Archive
“McNeice is clearly in great form, and Churchill’s life was long and studded with real incidents which lend themselves to a Doctor Who treatment. On the strength of this box set and its predecessor, a third set would be no hardship at all, and with the dramatic returns showing no signs of diminishing yet, there’s no reason why Churchill himself shouldn’t KBO for years to come at Big Finish.” MassMovement
5/5 “Ian McNeice seems to have relished the dialogue and the whole piece sparkles.” Cultbox