Documentaries

Secrets d'histoire

( Season 2023 )
With the help of commentary, archive images and expert contributions, "Secrets d'histoire" clarifies the life and the sometimes surprising background of a character that left a mark on History.

Presented by: Stéphane Bern.

Episodes

Episode
5
Au Danemark : le roi, la reine et le séduisant docteur
Denmark: the king, the queen and the charming doctor

In the 18th century, the young Caroline Matilda of Great Britain married Christian VII, King of Denmark. With the marriage proving to be a disaster, an illicit relationship secretly began between the queen and the personal physician to her husband, whose mental illness caused hallucinations and extreme mood swings.

Presented by: Stéphane Bern.
Episode
6
Philip V: the demons of the Spanish King

Philip V, grandson of Louis XIV, became King of Spain at just 16. This complex ruler was subject to violent crises of melancholy which forced him to live as a recluse. Great protector of the arts, this music lover had an intriguing and almost fraternal relationship with the castrato Farinelli.

Presenter: Stéphane Bern.