Episode guide

Private Lives

Series 3

Private Lives

  • Princess Margaret

    Dr Tracy Borman, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, goes behind closed doors to reveal the private lives of six historical figures, beginning with Princess Margaret.

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  • Edward VIII

    Dr Tracy Borman examines the private life of Edward VIII, from a difficult childhood through the First World War, his love for Wallis Simpson and his abdication of the throne.

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  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Dr Tracy Borman examines the life of French statesman and military leader Napoleon Bonaparte, revealing the secrets of his extraordinary success - and calamitous downfall.

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  • Adolf Hitler

    Tracy Borman uncovers Adolf Hitler's abusive childhood and artistic aspirations, discovering how the motivations that came from his private life unleashed so much destruction.

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  • Peter The Great

    Dr Tracy Borman reveals how Peter the Great's unconventional childhood produced a very unconventional man capable of dragging Russia towards the modern age.

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  • Al Capone

    Tracy Borman heads to Chicago to discover how Al Capone rose to infamy, from club bouncer to the most notorious gangster in history, uncovering the two sides to his personality.

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