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Episode 8 of 10

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 March 2011

Despite not taking up painting until he was forty, Winston Churchill produced more than 500 canvasses in his lifetime, became an honorary member of the Royal Academy. And his show there in 1959 outsold every previous exhibition except one dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. So why was painting such an important part of Churchill's life? In this programme, historian Sir David Cannadine, explores the hobby that meant most to Churchill.

With Roger Allam as Winston Churchill.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.


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