🎧 Historical Fiction

🎧 Historical Fiction

30 Episodes

Historical Fiction explores the interpretation of history through writing and the arts, as well as exploring the shadier sides of truth throughout history. You'll find interviews with top authors, actors and propaganda experts.

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🎧 Historical Fiction
  • 🎧 Finding Clara

    Episode 1

    In the aftermath of World War Two, Clara – once a Nazi icon and heiress to the Falkenberg Iron Works – finds herself on the run, accused of complicity in her father’s war crimes. When she returns to her hometown of Essen, Clara finds everything she once knew in ruins. To survive, Clara must hide ...

  • 🎧The Strange Adventures of H

    Episode 2

    In 1660, with Charles II restored as King after Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth, an orphaned girl named H arrives in London, for a happier life with her Aunt. But the Plague and the Great Fire take away the people and the city that she loves. Friendless, destitute and disgraced by her lecherous co...

  • 🎧 The Last Greek

    Episode 3

    In 209 BC, as the most powerful empires in the world brawled over the spoils of a fading Greece, Philopoemen had a vision to stop the anarchy and endless wars. To preserve the homeland he loved, he raised an army to defend his countrymen from the powers of Sparta, Macedon and Rome. In this editio...

  • 🎧 Lionheart

    Episode 4

    In 1179, rebellion was brewing against King Henry II. The King’s son Richard earns his name ‘Lionheart’, crushing rebels in Aquitaine but treachery and betrayal lurk around every corner. In his new novel Lionheart, Ben Kane – best-selling author of fiction set in the Roman Empire – turns his atte...

  • 🎧 Marie Curie on Film

    Episode 5

    The new film Radioactive charts the life and career of double Nobel Prize-winning physicist/chemist Marie Curie, woven together with the scientific developments and disasters that emerged from her discovery of radioactivity. In this edition of Historical Fiction, Radioactive’s director Marjane Sa...

  • 🎧 Estelle

    Episode 6

    When the painter Edgar Degas visits his French-Creole relatives in New Orleans in the 1870s, his cousin and sister-in-law Estelle encourages him to make portraits of their family members. One hundred years later, a young artist finds connections between her ancestors and Degas while renovating a ...