Richard the Lionheart

Great Lives, Series 39 Episode 6 of 9

Richard the Lionheart has been portrayed on screen by Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins and Patrick Stewart, quite a starry list. But what is the reality behind the legend of this famous king? Richard's nominator is Timmy Mallett, a legend of children's TV but also unexpectedly a history graduate. Great historical characters, he says, have great stories attached to them, and Richard's life was not short of adventure, particularly on the Third Crusade. Applying a cool head to Richard's life is the historian and broadcaster Helen Castor. She concedes that much of Timmy's enthusiasm is probably deserved. Presenter Matthew Parris attempts to discover the truth about whether the Lionheart was in fact gay.
The producer in Bristol is Miles Warde.

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Fri 13 May 2016 23:00

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Richard the Lionheart

Richard the Lionheart

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PresenterMatthew Parris
Interviewed GuestTimmy Mallett
Interviewed GuestHelen Castor
ProducerMiles Warde

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