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50 Glorious Years: The Remarkable Life and Marriage of The Queen and Prince Philip

50 Glorious Years: The Remarkable Life and Marriage of The Queen and Prince Philip  

Celebrating the Golden Wedding Anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip, this programme is a sympathetic look at not only their lives together, but also an insight into Britain and the changes it has gone through in 50 Glorious Years.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


A Century of the Queen Mother:100 Years in 100 Minutes

A Century of the Queen Mother:100 Years in 100 Minutes  

This remarkable portrait digs beneath the surface and presents for the first time a balanced account of the life of a powerful and exceptional woman. Presenting a vivid portrait of The Queen Mother.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


A Talk With Hitchcock

A Talk With Hitchcock  

This archival interview from 1964 is a rare treat for fans of the legendary director and a fascinating glimpse of the creator of some of film’s best-loved classics.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / Canada


Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer  

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer looks at Aileen’s violent, tortured childhood in Troy, Michigan and her subsequent years on the road as a hitch-hiking prostitute which culminated in the murders.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / UK


All American Girl

All American Girl  

The true story of Mary Kay Letourneau, a 35-year-old schoolteacher, married with four children, who had an affair with one of her 13-year-old students.

 

Fiction / 1 x 95-minutes / USA


Althea

Althea  

A documentary about the trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 78-minutes / USA


American Masters: Mike Nichols

American Masters: Mike Nichols  

The life and 50th year of director Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Angels in America, Catch 22) one of only two people who have won Peabody®, Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® awards.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 53-minutes / USA


Art of the Prank

Art of the Prank  

Taking audiences on a wild ride, this emotional and humorous documentary from filmmaker Andrea Marini follows the evolution of New York artist Joey Skaggs, a fierce proponent of independent thinking and an early critic of media irresponsibility.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 85-minutes / USA


Bad Rap

Bad Rap  

Bad Rap follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists make the most skeptical critics into believers.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 82-minutes / USA


BB King: The Life of Riley

B.B. King: The Life of Riley   

B.B. King: The Life of Riley tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry and its following, to carry the title: ‘King of the Blues’.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 119-minutes


Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story  

From Emperor Media Ltd. and acclaimed producer/director Jon Brewer, music icon David Bowie narrates this unprecedented celebration of the life and works of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson – a rock hero virtually unknown despite his direct contribution and involvement in countless compositions, lyrics and recordings that changed the face of music forever.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 104-minutes / UK & USA


Betrayal!

Betrayal!  

Betrayal! is an eight part documentary series examining treachery at its best. The stories included are of Karl and Hana Koecher who allegedly used sex to penetrate the CIA, making them the most successful KGB operatives ever, Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli whistle blower who is a hero of the anti nuclear movement, Dr. Gerald Bull, the Canadian scientist behind Saddam Hussein's Supergun, and Oswald Mosley, the charismatic leader of the British Union of Fascists during WWII, who plotted a Nazi coup until Churchill ordered his arrest. Betrayal! features dramatic, exclusive interviews with some of the key players in these dramas who now tell their stories for the first time.

 

Non-Fiction / 8 x one hour


Bisha: The Awesome Fire Test

Bisha: The Awesome Fire Test  

The suspenseful story of three Bedouins who undergo the ultimate ordeal for revealing the truth, licking a white hot iron pan. This riveting exploration of an unusual custom sheds light on a culture in transition.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Bobby Sands: 66 Days  

Directed by RTS Award-winner Brendan J. Byrne (Breaking the Silence) and produced by IFTA-winner Trevor Birney (Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God), this feature documentary from Fine Point Films is the definitive account of the events that turned an enigmatic prisoner into an iconic and divisive figure of the 20th Century.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 105-minutes (1 x 90-minute version also available) / UK


Broken: The Incredible Story of Brangelina

Broken: The Incredible Story of Brangelina   

Bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin lifts the lid on Brangelina – the couple, the brand and the breakup.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / USA


Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez  

Chronicling the birth of a modern American hero, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father, and his commitment to fighting for basic living wages for oppressed California farm workers. 

 

Fiction / 1 x 101-minutes / USA, Mexico


Charles at 50: Heir To Sadness

Charles at 50: Heir To Sadness  

After the impact of Diana’s death, the focus has shifted to Charles, widower and parent and heir to the throne.  This programme examines his relationship with his sons, his long-term lover Camilla and his future as King. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Charles:  A Portrait – A Man Alone

Charles: A Portrait – A Man Alone  

An in depth look at Prince Charles as a young man  and the character behind the public façade. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Christmas Town

Christmas Town   

Liz McCann is a hard-charging real estate salesperson and single mom, struggling to raise her only child, Mason. It’s the Christmas season and Liz’s father, Jack, a life-long banker, has invited them for the holidays to his new home, located in Hollyville, a small, low profile town billed as “America’s Christmas Town.” In a town totally consumed with the Christmas spirit Liz, her son Mason and her father Jack discover the magic and healing of the true Christmas spirit.

 

Fiction / 1x 84-minutes / USA


Cliffy

Cliffy  

Kevin Harrington (SeaChange, Underbelly) stars as ‘80s cult hero Cliff Young - an ordinary man who does an extraordinary thing. Entering the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon, with a rag-tag bunch of supporters by his side, he eats up the miles with his distinctive shuffle run and transfixes Australia by winning the race against all odds.

 

Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / Australia


Dangerous Indiscretions:The Decline of the House of Windsor

Dangerous Indiscretions: The Decline of the House of Windsor  

This in-depth documentary looks at the scandals that have blighted the credibility and popularity of the royal family through the ages, right up to the more recent controversies surrounding Diana, Fergie and Camilla.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


David Mctaggart: Shadow Warrior

David Mctaggart: Shadow Warrior  

He is in perpetual motion, a man without a country, a citizen of the world. He prefers to work from the shadows, manipulating events and people without having to step right into the light. He counts among his friends several powerful politicians, a couple of multi billionaires and at least one rock star. For 20 years he has been haunting the International Whaling Commission. He is David Fraser McTaggart, founder of Greenpeace International. With the help of family and friends, David McTaggart, Shadow Warrior, reveals the extraordinary man behind the passion.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Diana: A Day in the Life

Diana: A Day in the Life  

Exclusive footage showing the transformation of a shy teenager into one of the most admired woman in the world Diana, Princess of Wales, including moving images of her last days.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Diana: A Model Princess

Diana: A Model Princess  

This programme takes a searching look at the creation of Princess Diana’s own fashion style and the designers and magazine editors who helped her establish it.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Diana: A Portrait

Diana: A Portrait  

No other woman in modern times has commanded so much attention as Diana, Princess of Wales.  She was seen by her adoring public as a fairy-tale princess, caring wife, devoted mother and fashion icon. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Diana: In Search of Happiness

Diana: In Search of Happiness  

The definitive portrait of the 20th century's most remarkable woman Princess Diana - with exclusive interviews and moving footage of her legendary rise to popularity and celebrity status.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, The

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson  

How to live when you're going to die. The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson confronts our worst nightmares of impending death and turns them upside down. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 91-minutes / UK


Edgar Christian: Return to Barren Ground

Edgar Christian: Return to Barren Ground  

Adapted from the detailed diary that 18 year old Christian wrote over the months, from October 14, 1926, to June 1, 1927, that the doomed adventurers spent camped on the Thelon River in the Northwest Territories. The diary, Unflinching, published in 1937 by Edgar's father, tells a dramatic tale of an ill prepared party that was attempting to live off the land through a harsh arctic winter.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


El Cantante

El Cantante  

El Cantante celebrates the life and music of the legendary Puerto Rican salsa singer Hector Lavoe, a pioneer of the sound and sensibility that redefined Latin music in the 1960s and 70s.

 

Fiction / 1 x 116-minutes / USA


Elizabeth Arden: Behind the Red Door

Elizabeth Arden: Behind the Red Door  

An intimate look is used to display the life of the innovative cold cream queen, Elizabeth Arden, born to a poor farmer, by 1930 she was making millions beautifying the world with her unique products and flamboyant color choice. She earned a reputation for being both ruthless and hot headed, and when she died in 1966, few mourned her passing.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman

Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman  

Her name was enough in those days to produce a shudder. She was considered a monster, an exponent of free love and bombs. Emma Goldman spent three decades in the United States battling political and social injustice. In the eyes of some, she was an exceedingly dangerous woman, to others, an uncompromising voice for freedom. Unflinchingly tough, edgy, and tragic, Emma Goldman An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman tells her complex and contradictory story with reflection and passion.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes


Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray

Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray  

Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray is the story of the best-selling, motivational speaking rock star's meteoric rise, fall and subsequent return to the $11 billion self-help industry following his negligent homicide conviction in the death of three clients at a sweat lodge at one of his events.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 85-minutes / USA


Everybody Street

Everybody Street  

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour or 1 x 90-minutes / USA


Fear Of Fanny

Fear Of Fanny  

The strange and compelling life story of Fanny Cradock, Britain’s most infamous TV chef.

 

Fiction / 1 x 80-minutes / UK


Fergie Story: Paradise Lost, The

The Fergie Story: Paradise Lost  

The Fergie Story provides a unique glimpse into the life of the woman who could have been one of the most influential members of the Royal Family.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Fergie: Downfall of a Duchess

Fergie: Downfall of a Duchess  

A challenging and thought-provoking programme looking behind the headlines, telling the untold stories and making some sense of everything written and spoken about Sarah, Duchess of York.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


First and Last

First and Last  

The story of the first and last victim of the First World War are of two young soldiers who died in battle at Mons, Belgium in World War I. In most respects, their lives and deaths were representative of the hundreds of thousands who died in the Great War. But in one respect they are unique. Private John Parr, aged 20 years old, from Middlesex in southern England was the first Allied soldier to die in the Great War and four years later Private George Price, aged 25, from Nova Scotia was the last. Privates Parr and Price never met, but the circumstances of their deaths linked their lives for eternity. First and Last tells their stories and in so doing tells the story of the War itself. Follow the compelling stories of the two men and dramatically setting their lives and deaths against the wider backdrop of the war in which they fought casts fresh light on the sacrifice made by nearly one million British and Commonwealth soldiers who gave their lives.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


For the Love of Spock

For the Love of Spock  

For the Love of Spock is a documentary film about the life of Star Trek's Mr. Spock as well as that of Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr. Spock for almost fifty years, written and directed by his son, Adam Nimoy.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 111-minutes / USA


Fourteen Weddings and a Divorce

Fourteen Weddings and a Divorce  

This documentary explores the history of royal marriages in the twentieth century and asks what next for a royal family increasingly battered by pressures from all sides.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld

Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld  

Meet the villains, gangsters or ‘faces’ – as they prefer to be known – who have made headlines over the past 50 years for all the wrong reasons. The mere mention of their names has struck fear into entire communities but, despite their ruthless reputations, the faces of Britain’s most infamous criminals have remained largely unseen… until now.

 

Non-Fiction / Season 1: 6 x one hour ; Season 2: 8 x one hour / UK


Get the Picture

Get the Picture  

Directed and produced by Cathy Pearson, Get the Picture follows the life and work of John G. Morris, journalist and picture editor of Life magazine.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 69-minutes / Ireland


Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me  

In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. Originally scheduled over 5 weeks – the tour went on to do 151 spectacular sold-out shows over a triumphant year and a half.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 104-minutes / USA


GORED

GORED  

Gored takes a hard, unflinching look at one of the most controversial sports in the world today, and the life of one of its most devoted practitioners.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 75-minutes / UK


Great Divide: Journeys of David Thompson

Great Divide: Journeys of David Thompson  

Part biography, part adventure, part cartography and part geography, David Thompson's influence on our knowledge of North America is enormous. The maps he produced were the only detailed and reliable geographic record of the Northwest for over half a century. He geographically defined western Canada, he geographically defined a nation. David Thompson was the greatest explorer and surveyor North America has ever seen. His life's work opened the West for European settlement, established the U.S. Canadian border and guided future exploration and development for nearly a century. It is fitting that history not forget one of the world's boldest pioneers, The Great Surveyor, David Thompson.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


H.M. The Queen:  A Remarkable Life

H.M. The Queen: A Remarkable Life  

This programme gets behind the surface to evoke the character of a modest but truly great Queen.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Hand of Stalin, The

The Hand of Stalin  

Stalin has been dead for almost 40 years and yet his reign of terror still haunts many individuals. Those who suffered his hideous regime and those who carried out his orders recall that time in this remarkable trilogy, hour long documentaries. The films are portraits of Russian society by the people themselves and reflect the pain and confusion which those who survived still experience. The Hand of Stalin attempts to take part in the process of understanding. There are not too many outside judgments and it doesn't attempt a sweeping History analysis of cause and effect. It attempts to show how and why a society allowed such things to take place and performed such terrible deeds on one self. By listening to individuals faced with their personal decisions and beliefs, the episodes try to illuminate layers of experience and insight that go beyond the chronological recounting of history. This is the first series of its type to allow the victims of Stalin to tell their tale.

 

Non-Fiction / 3 x one hour


Harry: The Mysterious Prince

Harry: The Mysterious Prince  

This balanced and engaging documentary uses previously unknown facts and footage to throw light on a royal prince dogged by tragedy and controversy.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Hip Hop Evolution

Hip-Hop Evolution - PRESENTED BY PALATIN MEDIA  

Award-winning film and television production company Banger Films (Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage) presents Hip-Hop Evolution. Critically acclaimed MC and journalist Shad Kabango sets out to uncover the foundations of hip-hop music.

 

Non-Fiction / 4 x one hour / Canada


Hitler & I: Reflections on Evil

Hitler & I: Reflections on Evil  

An exciting documentary that explores the profound questions raised in the making of the History mini series on the life of Hitler, Hitler The Rise of Evil. Just the announcement of the mini series was met with a hailstorm of articles citing a host of historians, some of them arguing that this particular history should not be told on TV. This presents a unique set of challenges for the mini series. Many themes are explored including dramatizing history, character, place, time and evil in the companion documentary Hitler & I: Reflections on Evil.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Hitler Stole My Ideas

Hitler Stole My Ideas  

Using archive material never seen before, this docu drama draws a portrait of the man who espoused elitist views of racial purity long before Hitler ever published Mein Kampf. Adolf Lanz was an imposter, ex monk, woman hater, self acclaimed knight, Roman Catholic, and creator of a doctrine whose murderous conclusions were adopted by Adolf Hitler. Until his death in 1954, Lanz defended his beliefs, claiming that Hitler plagiarized his work and intimidated him into silence. Through original texts, Hollywood veteran Leon Askin brings Lanz, and his ideology, to life.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


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