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Churchill's Other Lives

Radio 4, Starts 3.45pm Monday 14th March 2011

This series, presented by Sir David Cannadine, will examine 10 lesser know themes which are crucial to a fuller understanding of the most extraordinary individual ever to occupy No. 10 Downing Street. He wrote millions of words if journalism, he painted, he built brick walls, he owned racehorses, he gambled in Monte Carlo casinos and even wrote a screen play.  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, which caused him deep anxiety and distress.