The First Churchills is based on Winston Churchill's biography about his famous ancestors, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and his wife, Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough. The storyline deals with their relationship with each other as well as various royal figures in Great Britain with whom they had dealings.
Last Episode01x12 Not Without Honor Aired: Dec. 13, 1969
Marlborough continues his success in the war against France, but his prestige at home and with Anne has been impaired by the devious backstairs …
Series Fun Facts
- The very first presentation by PBS Masterpiece Theatre.
- Robert Aldous has said in a interview with Toby Hadoke that location was problematic because of aircraft noise and rain.
- Judi Dench was slated to star as Sarah, but was unable to. The role went to Susan Hampshire, who went on to win an Emmy for her portrayal of Sarah Churchill.