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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, with exclusive voice over contributions from David Bowie, this feature documentary is an 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. 

 

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. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Dead Men Talking

Dead Men Talking  

Modern forensics provides the clues to understanding the intriguing lives and deaths of famous or infamous people from history. 

 

Non-Fiction / 9 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


Diviners, The

The Diviners  

Moving backwards and forwards in time between the 1920s and the 1970s, The Diviners is the story of Morag Gunn, a prairie orphan and later, famous novelist.

 

Fiction / 1 x 117-minutes / Canada


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 months, from October 14, 1926, to June 1, 1927, when the doomed adventurers spent camped on the Thelon River in the Northwest Territories. 

 

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  

Narrated by Patrick Watson, Elizabeth Arden: Behind the Red Door is an intimate look at the life of the innovative cold cream queen, Elizabeth Arden, born to a poor farmer. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman

Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman  

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. 

 

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. 

 

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


Forget Me Never

Forget Me Never  

Based on Living in the Labyrinth, the autobiography of Diana Friel McGowin, Forget Me Never tells the story of a legal administrator with a lawyer's knowledge of the law, who has been efficiently juggling a career and family for years. 

 

Fiction / 1 x 105-minutes


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


Ghosts

Ghosts  

Based on true events, Ghosts tells the story of Ai Qin, a young Chinese girl from Fujian, China.

 

Fiction / 1 x 96-minutes / UK


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


Goltzius & The Pelican Company

Goltzius & The Pelican Company  

Goltzius and the Pelican Company tells the story of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints.

 

Fiction / 1 x 123-minutes / UK/Netherlands/France/Croatia


Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia  

Anchored by intimate, one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia reminds us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 89-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. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


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