He was one of the greatest and most controversial figures of the 20th century. His works were banned as obscene, he was prosecuted for indecency. Every friendship was destroyed by his contempt for others and every relationship was consumed by jealousy. A voyeur and a pornographer, Joyce was exiled from his native Ireland and condemned as a satanic blasphemer.
But to others, James Joyce was a tormented genius. His radical and revolutionary novels broke down the barriers between autobiography and fiction, but while he wanted them to be read by everyone, for many they were impenetrable.
This BIOGRAPHY programme delves into Joyce’s self-obsessed lifestyle and explores the life of one of the greatest writers to have ever put pen to paper.