Discovery Channel has released a first look clip for Churchill’s Toyshop, their one-off documentary special exploring Winston Churchill’s clandestine research institute that created strange and often ingenious weapons during the Second World War.
Churchill’s Toyshop will look at the department, known as Military Defence 1, which created such weapons as the PIAT and the sticky bomb. The documentary will use rare archive, expert interviews and reconstruction to examine the unit’s history and the men who worked there. Sky Vision Productions are producing , with Danny Tipping, Kate Haddock and Adam Jacobs serving as executive producers.
“We are continuing our VE day strand of content with this fascinating story of remarkable wartime inventions”, said Graham Lafferty, Head of Discovery Channel UK & Ireland. “The documentary tells an incredible piece of wartime history of those behind some of the most ingenious engineering inventions of the war.”
Check out the trailer below:
Churchill’s Toyshop premieres on Discovery Channel UK on Friday May 22nd at 9pm.