Playing For Time

Over the May Bank Holiday in 1940, Churchill -who had been Prime Minister for a fortnight and was having to face up to the greatest defeat of the British Army at Dunkirk - was challenged by the War Cabinet over the way he was conducting the war.

If he lost the argument he would lose the premiership.

The fate of Britain hung in the balance.

This new to BBC 7 dramatic play was written by Robin Glendinning and stars Robert Hardy, Ronald Pickup, Bill Wallis, Geoffrey Whitehead and Michael Fenton Stevens.

First broadcast in May 2004 on Radio 4 and produced by Jeremy Howe.

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20070508 (BBC7)

Over the May Bank Holiday in 1940, Churchill -who had been Prime Minister for a fortnight and was having to face up to the greatest defeat of the British Army at Dunkirk - was challenged by the War Cabinet over the way he was conducting the war.

If he lost the argument he would lose the premiership.

The fate of Britain hung in the balance.

This new to BBC 7 dramatic play was written by Robin Glendinning and stars Robert Hardy, Ronald Pickup, Bill Wallis, Geoffrey Whitehead and Michael Fenton Stevens.

First broadcast in May 2004 on Radio 4 and produced by Jeremy Howe.Documentary drama about the War Cabinet convened over a three-day period at the time of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Documentary drama about the War Cabinet convened over a three-day period at the time of the Dunkirk evacuation.