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Churchill's Secret Son 1 x 50/80

This is the fascinating story of a most extraordinary man who was at Winston Churchill’s side for over 30 years. The man without whom Churchill would not have been Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1940. This is the story the Churchill family and the Churchill biographers would prefer you not to know about .

Brendan Bracken was a Newspaper Tycoon, Wartime Minister, Peer of the realm, First Lord of the Admiralty and the first spin doctor.  He was also a compulsive liar, complete fantasist who hid his true identity, even ordering the burning of his papers after his death.​ The Churchill children thought Brendan Bracken was their father’s illegitimate son.. Was he? Did Brendan Bracken really arrange to stop Churchill from going bankrupt ? Was Brendan Bracken the power behind the 1940 meeting where Churchill became Prime Minister? How did the son of a Rebel Irish Republican become the head of Britain’s Royal Navy? Was Bracken responsible for some of Churchill’s great decisions in WW2? What great secret was Bracken hiding all his life?

​Interviewees include :
Lord William Rees-Mogg (Editor the Times 1967 – 1981)
Eunan O’Halpin – Professor Contemporary Irish History Trinity Dublin
Charles Edward Lysaght – Brendan Bracken’s Biographer
Brendan Bracken – Nephew of Brendan Bracken
Michael Thornely – Headmaster Sedbergh School 1953 -1974

This documentary, traces the life of one of Ireland’s most prominent 20th Century men, yet remains an enigma and largely forgotten. With Interviews, reconstructions, location filming and archive “Churchill’s Secret Son" is hosted by Adrian Bracken who goes in search of his distant relative.

Format          Broadcaster   Producer                  Definition
1 x 50/80        RTE/UKTV          Marbella Films        HD

 

Traces Of the Soul   1 x 50. 1 x 90

HD Completed

Unlike text messages or e-mail, handwriting is an aspect of a person's identity. It carries something beyond literal meaning, something of the soul. For thousands of years the unique beauty of the hand-written word has developed and evolved through the art of calligraphy. ’Traces of the Soul’ explores this art form through the eyes of 12 contemporary calligraphers from across the globe. 

 

Featured Artists: el Seed, Jake Weidmann, Ghalamdar, Koji Kakinuma, Dia Batal, Zhao Yizhou, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Soraya Syed, Paul Antonio, Shinzan Miyamae, Karl “KOBE” O’Brien, Shoho Teramoto. 

Traces Of the Soul   1 x 50. 1 x 90
HD Completed
Unlike text messages or e-mail, handwriting is an aspect of a person's identity. It carries something beyond literal meaning, something of the soul. For thousands of years the unique beauty of the hand-written word has developed and evolved through the art of calligraphy. ’Traces of the Soul’ explores this art form through the eyes of 12 contemporary calligraphers from across the globe. 
 
Featured Artists: el Seed, Jake Weidmann, Ghalamdar, Koji Kakinuma, Dia Batal, Zhao Yizhou, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Soraya Syed, Paul Antonio, Shinzan Miyamae, Karl “KOBE” O’Brien, Shoho Teramoto. 

 have been Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1940. This is the story the Churchill family and the Churchill biographers would prefer you not to know about .



Brendan Bracken was a Newspaper Tycoon, Wartime Minister, Peer of the realm, First Lord of the Admiralty and the first spin doctor.  He was also a compulsive liar, complete fantasist who hid his true identity, even ordering the burning of his papers after his death.



The Churchill children thought Brendan Bracken was their father’s illegitimate son.. Was he? Did Brendan Bracken really arrange to stop Churchill from going bankrupt ?

Was Brendan Bracken the power behind the 1940 meeting where Churchill became Prime Minister? How did the son of a Rebel Irish Republican become the head of Britain’s Royal Navy? Was Bracken responsible for some of Churchill’s great decisions in WW2? What great secret was Bracken hiding all his life?



Interviewees:
Lord William Rees-Mogg (Editor the Times 1967 – 1981)
Eunan O’Halpin – Professor Contemporary Irish History Trinity Dublin
Charles Edward Lysaght – Brendan Bracken’s Biographer
Brendan Bracken – Nephew of Brendan Bracken
Michael Thornely – Headmaster Sedbergh School 1953 -1974



This HD 60 minute documentary, traces the life of one of Ireland’s most prominent 20th Century men, yet remains an enigma and largely forgotten.


With Interviews, reconstructions, location filming and archive “Churchill’s Secret Son" is hosted by Adrian Bracken who goes in search of his distant relative.



Original running times 54 mins and 86 mins.  Of the Soul   
1 x 50. 1 x 90

HD Completed
Unlike text messages or e-mail, handwriting is an aspect of a person's identity. It carries something beyond literal meaning, something of the soul. For thousands of years the unique beauty of the hand-written word has developed and evolvedthe art of calligraphy. ’Traces of the Soul’ explores this art form through the eyes of 12 contemporary calligraphers from across the globe. 
 
Featured Artists: el Seed, Jake Weidmann, Ghalamdar, Koji Kakinuma, Dia Batal, Zhao Yizhou, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Soraya Syed, Paul Antonio, Shinzan Miyamae, Karl “KOBE” O’Brien, Shoho Teramoto.