In this ‘Private Lives’ strand, we’ve turned our attention not only to some very interesting royal figures but also to a number of the most powerful and controversial figures in world history. Some changed the course of history forever while others became notorious stains on its pages. Others still gave their names to entire eras. But, as we saw in Private Lives of the Tudors and Private Lives of Monarchs, it doesn’t matter how powerful or how influential they were – they all had the same human foibles as the rest of us; and in their way those parts of their lives were every bit as fascinating. Tracy Borman travels, meets, explores and investigates all in an attempt to discover the people behind the personality.
Series 1: 6x60 | HD | 2018