• Duration:
    1 x 60 minute
  • Broadcaster:
    BBC Two
  • Executive Producer:
    Steve Condie
  • Distribution:
    BBC Worldwide
  • Credit:
    Oxford Scientific Films

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 Nelson’s letters this drama-documentary exposes Nelson’s skillful 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.

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