January 1, 1970

Written and Presented by Professor Sir David Cannadine

Historian Sir David Cannadine explores ‘Churchill’s Other Lives’ outside politics.

Winston Churchill was revered by millions as the saviour of Britain in the Second World War, but he wasn’t just a great war leader. He wrote millions of words of journalism; he painted; he built brick walls; he owned racehorses; he gambled in Monte Carlo casinos and even wrote screenplays. Yet his personality was mercurial. Bouts of hyper-activity were interspersed with black days of depression. While he had a loving marriage, he spent long periods apart from his wife and children, some of whom caused him deep anxiety and distress.

In this series, historian Sir David Cannadine, author of In Churchill’s Shadow, examines the extraordinary life and career of Winston Churchill by looking at ten different themes that are less well known, but which are crucial to a fuller understanding of the most extraordinary individual ever to occupy No. 10 Downing Street.

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