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Churchill is a documentary series that is hosted by Ian McKellen and focuses on the incredible life of Winston Churchill. Widely thought of as one of the most important war-time leaders that the world has ever known, this series examines his remarkable life chronologically. The political career of Winston Churchill spans more than fifty years and encompasses some of the most important events in the history of England. The initial episode looks at Churchill's formative years and the details of his life as a young soldier in Queen Victoria's army. The second installment in this series focusses on the most famous period of Churchill's life, including his involvement in World War Two and his relationship with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The final installment in the series follows Churchill in the post-war era. By using historical pictures and film, this documentary series illuminates the life of one of England's most important citizens.