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Program Title
The First Churchills

Based On
Original Story by Donald Wilson

Adapted By
Donald Wilson

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Dramatization of the lives of John and Sarah Churchill. John Churchill was the first Duke of Marlborough, a military genius whose brilliance on the battlefield saved England from defeat--just as his descendant, Winston Churchill, saved England 300 years later. John and Sarah Churchill met at the Court of the English king, Charles II. Their power grew and, under the reign of Queen Anne, they were the virtual rulers of England. As a general, John Churchill ranks with Caesar, Napoleon and Hannibal. And Sarah was his match in political brilliance. Her arrogance, uncompromising honesty, wit and devilish temper add spice to their story and also precipitate disaster.

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Cast Characters
Susan Hampshire
John Neville
James Villiers
John Standing
Margaret Tyzack
Sheila Gish
Moira Redmond
Holly Wilson
Nicholas Smith
Bruce Purchase
James Kerry
Daphne Heard
Michael Culver
Milton Johns
Richard Warwick
Donald Sumpter
John Westbrook
John Saunders


Producer: Donald Wilson
Director: David Giles

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