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Cultural depictions of Winston Churchill

The life of Winston Churchill has frequently been fictionalised for film, television, radio and other media.

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  • Peter Sellers included Churchill as his standard PM for the Goon Show. Churchill is depicted as he was during the Second World War. In the Goon Show, he is of course treated humorously, having a very African foreign secretary called Basil (played by Ray Ellington in Red Bladder mode). In addition he is responsible for supporting Neddie Seagoon's harebrained plans for long range jet propelled guided NAAFI's, atomic dustbins, and throwing batter puddings at Clement Attlee;
  • Churchill's Other Lives, documentary series, played by Roger Allam (2011).

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  • The Chat to Churchill TV Adverts feature a Bulldog called Churchill.
  • Garfield 2 has a Bulldog called Winston.
  • The James Bond London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony featured an animated version of Churchill's London statue where Bond and the Queen fly over it in a helicopter and salute him when suddenly he comes alive and raises his cane in salute to British History, Monarchy and Britain's role in World War II .

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