Discovery Channel UK has given the green-light to a one-off hour-long documentary fronted by Hugh Dennis which is set to explore the lasting legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.
Titled Churchill And Me With Hugh Dennis, the one-off special follows the Outnumbered star as he goes on a personal journey to discover what Sir Winston Churchill means to people today and explores the extensive legacy he left behind, in Britain and beyond.
The special, which is being produced by Ash Atalla’s Roughcut TV, will see Hugh interviewing a range of people – including historians and family members – who give their personal insights into the incredible man behind the public image.
“We are delighted to have Hugh Dennis host this programme which is of such personal interest to him”, said Graham Lafferty, Head of Discovery Channel UK & Ireland. “Through unprecedented access to Sir Winston Churchill’s estate, Hugh will be able to build a unique picture of his extraordinary life from those who knew him best.”
Churchill And Me With Hugh Dennis was commissioned by Dan Korn, Discovery’s Senior Vice-President and Head of Programming. Matt White is the series producer, while Adam Jacobs, Ash Atalla and Neil Calow are serving as the executive producers.