IT'S a face that's so familiar - the heavy jowls, the serious frown, the omnipresent pipe.
But this is not Huddersfield's most famous son.
It's top TV actor James Bolam (right), superbly cast as former Prime Minister Harold Wilson in a riveting new TV programme.
And the drama documentary claims to uncover fresh startling evidence of a plot to overthrow Wilson in a military coup.
The Huddersfield-born politician resigned as Prime Minister halfway through his term in office in 1976, stating he had always planned to retire at 60.
But he secretly called two BBC journalists to tell them another reason.
He said powerful sections of the British establishment had been working to undermine democracy and he feared a military coup.
He believed the plot to oust him was backed by Lord Mountbatten.
Next week's BBC2 drama documentary features the secret tape recordings taken by the journalists and dramatisations, with actor Bolam as Mr Wilson.
Contributions from Mr Wilson's inner circle and new interviews try to untangle the mysteries.
Barrie Penrose, one of the journalists invited to hear the Prime Minister's fears, says: "Mr Wilson spoke darkly of two military coups which he said had been planned to overthrow his government in the late 1960s and in the mid-1970s.
"Both were said to involve high-ranking elements in the British Army, eager to see the back of Labour governments.
"Both involved a member of the royal family, Lord Louis Mountbatten."
Mr Penrose said the coup theory was not as far-fetched as it seems now. Then was a time of Cold War tensions, industrial unrest, power cuts and high inflation.
He added: "Our establishment, from the intelligence services down to Fleet Street, were paranoid about the threat of Communism.
"So paranoid, it seems, they were prepared to believe a Prime Minister of Britain was an active Soviet spy."
Mr Wilson believed that Lord Mountbatten would be installed as an interim Prime Minister following the military coup.
Baroness Falkender, Mr Wilson's political secretary, also told the two journalists about her belief that military coups had been planned.
She feared she and Mr Wilson would be arrested, along with the rest of the Labour Cabinet.
Mr Wilson went on to tell the journalists about his distrust of a group of MI5 officers, who, he said, were trying to smear him by planting stories in the Press about him being an adulterer and a Communist spy.
In a secretly recorded tape Mr Wilson says: "I am not certain that for the last eight months when I was Prime Minister I knew what was happening, fully, in security."
* The Plot Against Harold Wilson is on BBC2 at 9pm next Thursday.