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Nelson in His Own Words

Drama documentary. Horatio Nelson was Britain's greatest naval hero, famed for his dashing heroics, but his passionate love affair with Emma Hamilton changed his life forever.

Horatio Nelson was Britain's greatest naval hero. He was famed for his dash-and-glory heroics. He was also a prolific letter writer. The letters reveal that Nelson was a very different and more complex man than the hero that Britain created after his death.

Using these letters, this drama documentary exposes Nelson's skilful and manipulative use of PR to advance his career, and shows how he was careful in his praise of his rivals - in case they threatened his own prospects. And the letters reveal how his passionate love affair with Emma Hamilton changed his life forever. Highly-regarded RSC actor Jonathan Slinger portrays Nelson.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 1 Mar 2018 03:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Director David Belton
Writer David Belton
Horatio Nelson Jonathan Slinger

Broadcasts

  • Fri 6 Mar 2015 21:00
  • Sat 7 Mar 2015 21:00
  • Sat 4 Apr 2015 02:30
  • Wed 28 Feb 2018 21:00
  • Thu 1 Mar 2018 03:00