Historical documentary series revealing the secret mental and physical illness that plagued five major world leaders.
Drug addiction, chronic depression, alcoholism and insomnia – just some of the things you need to be a world leader…or so it would seem. In four extraordinary political biographies
Altered Statesman reveals the psychological secret histories of four leaders of the modern world. Each film is a combustible and gripping mix of power, insanity and narcotics that make us reassess our views of some of the most important events of the last century.
First transmitted in 2003.