The First Churchills
(Dolby, Subtitled, 3PC)
At a time when most marriages were motivated by money and position, Sarah Jennings and John Churchill married for love. Their union lasted through long lives spent at the epicenter of political power in 17th and 18th-century England. He was a military genius who never lost a battle; she was the intimate friend of a queen. Based on Sir Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors, the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, this addictive BBC drama follows the couple from their budding romance in the bawdy court of King Charles II through five tumultuous decades and five Stuart monarchs.