Churchill's Passions

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0120181008Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man (which is called Churchill: Walking With Destiny).

During his lifetime he experienced 'very many brushes with death, even in peacetime' - and this shaped his thinking and instincts, and his belief that he would one day save the country from disaster...

Producer Duncan Minshull

Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0220181009Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man:

He was the son of Lord Randolph Churchill and was often derided and neglected by him. But - 'his father's influence was to remain with him for the next seventy years'. And what did this influence mean exactly?

Producer Duncan Minshull

Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0320181010Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man:

He had a dazzling network of friends and was lynchpin of the Other Club - and moreover 'he had a tremendous capacity for friendship and he took his friends from an eclectic group of people'. So, who were these people?

Producer Duncan Minshull

Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420181011Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man:

'While researching my biography of him, I found scores of occasions when Churchill burst into tears. Including dozens when he was prime minister..' Not only this, but was there a method or aim behind the tears?

Producer Duncan Minshull

Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520181012Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres