On 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela emerged from prison after 27 years of captivity, holding the hand of his wife Winnie. It was one of the defining moments of recent history, and Mandela has since become an icon of peace, tolerance and victory over oppression. But what of the woman whose hand he held? Mrs Mandela opens on the day of Nelson's release from Victor Vester prison. The global media are there to record the moment for posterity, but behind the public face of triumphant celebration lies an inner turmoil, as Winnie is forced to question whether she can continue to play the loyal and faithful wife; whether it is possible to pick up their lives together after decades of separation. The Real Winnie Mandela follows at 10.30pm.