Hitler's Prisoner, Churchill's Friend

The extraordinary life of Stefan Lorant, who knew Hitler and escaped his prisons to found the legendary British magazine Picture Post.

He gave Marlene Dietrich her first screen test, was a life-long friend of Greta Garbo and even knew Marilyn Monroe.

Lorant is also said to have influenced Churchill with his account of the horrors of Nazi Germany.

This programme explores his remarkable relationships with the key figures of the 20th century and asks whether his impact on photo-journalism has ever been fully acknowledged.

Presented by writer and philosopher Nigel Warburton.

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The extraordinary life of Stefan Lorant, who knew Hitler and escaped his prisons to found the legendary British magazine Picture Post.

He gave Marlene Dietrich her first screen test, was a life-long friend of Greta Garbo and even knew Marilyn Monroe.

Lorant is also said to have influenced Churchill with his account of the horrors of Nazi Germany.

This programme explores his remarkable relationships with the key figures of the 20th century and asks whether his impact on photo-journalism has ever been fully acknowledged.

Presented by writer and philosopher Nigel Warburton.