Tete A Tete

Eleanor Bron reads from Hazel Rowley's biography of Jean Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvoir.

Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre are one of the world's most iconic couples.

They had a notoriously open relationship and produced some of the century's most influential writing on modern thought.

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Eleanor Bron reads from Hazel Rowley's biography of Jean Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvoir.

Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre are one of the world's most iconic couples.

They had a notoriously open relationship and produced some of the century's most influential writing on modern thought.The two meet as students at the Sorbonne.

From their meeting in the Sorbonne - the lives and loves of writers Simone De Beauvoir and Jean-paul Sartre.

Read by Eleanor Bron.

Simone De Beauvoir and Jean-paul Sartre meet in the Sorbonne.

Writers Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre's iconic relationship begins.

Eleanor Bron reads Hazel Rowley's biography.

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De Beauvoir introduces Sartre to one of her brightest students, Olga Kosakiewicz, who becomes the first young woman to join the couple's inner circle, known as 'the family'.

Simone De Beauvoir introduces Jean Paul Sartre to Olga Kosakiewicz, one of her brightest students.

Read by Eleanor Bron.

Simone De Beauvoir introduces Jean Paul Sartre to Olga Kosakiewicz.

Simone De Beauvoir introduces Jean Paul Sartre to Olga, one of her best students.

Eleanor Bron reads Hazel Rowley's biography.

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After the Second World War, their first publications make them famous, but their private relationship becomes precarious.

De Beauvoir begins a love affair with American writer Nelson Algren.

After the Second World War, Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre find fame - and other lovers.

Read by Eleanor Bron.

After the war, Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre find fame - and other lovers.

Writers Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre find fame - and other lovers.

Eleanor Bron reads Hazel Rowley's biography.

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Sartre's refusal to accept the Nobel Prize causes controversy.

Jean Paul Sartre starts a Russian love affair - and controversially turns down the Nobel Prize.

Read by Eleanor Bron.

Refusing a Nobel Prize, Jean Paul Sartre begins a secret love affair.

Eleanor Bron reads Hazel Rowley's biography.

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The two writers' funerals each cause a widespread outpouring of public grief.

Fifty years on, Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre's notorious lives and love affair must end.

Concluded by Eleanor Bron.

Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre's notorious lives and love affair must end.

Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre's notorious lives and loves must end.

Eleanor Bron concludes Hazel Rowley's biography.