Errol Flynn was cinema’s brightest Hollywood star, with a series of unforgettable swashbuckling epics to his name.
However Flynn spent his last year on the island of Cuba mixing with Castro, Che Guevara and the Cuban rebels. This programme explores this remarkable story and the incongruity of a Hollywood star finding himself at the epicenter of a revolution, 50 years after his passing. Errol Flynn is famous for his epic films, womanizing, and hard living life style but, his strange venture into the world of Cuban politics and flirtation with the flowering of Castro’s brand of communism is as an untold story. This programme presented by Patrick Humphries addresses that over sight revealing in the process a compelling and unique story.
Broadcast January 2016 BBC Radio 4 Xtra