Catalogue : History

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24 x 36: A Movie About Movie Posters

24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters   

An exploration of the world of movie poster art, past and present, the artists who create it and the fans who collect it. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 82-minutes / USA/Canada


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


666 Revealed

666 Revealed  

Presenting evidence for the presence of Satan and his offspring on Earth.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / USA


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


Alias Ruby Blade

Alias Ruby Blade   

A story of love and revolution, Alias Ruby Blade tells of one courageous woman’s journey from undercover agent to First Lady of East Timor and the untold story of the birth of a new nation.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour or 1 x 78-minutes / USA


Althea

Althea  

A documentary about the trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 78-minutes / USA


American Grindhouse

American Grindhouse  

The feature-length documentary American Grindhouse explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 82-minutes / USA


An Unlikely Obsession

An Unlikely Obsession   

An Unlikely Obsession is the extraordinary story of how Winston Churchill devoted his life to protecting the Jewish faith from political, sociological and maniacal destruction.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 68-minutes / USA


Ararat

Ararat  

Set against the production of an epic film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915, Ararat is a contemporary story that weaves between history in the making and the effects of history on modern culture. 

 

Fiction / 1 x 115-minutes


Barabbas - Presented By Palatin Media

Barabbas - Presented By Palatin Media  

Based on the Nobel Prize® winning novel by Pär Lagerkvist, Barabbas explores the epic story of the ultimate biblical sinner Barabbas, the great robber, brigand and freedom-fighter.

 

Fiction / 1 x 100-minutes (2 x 90-minute or 3 x 45-minute + 1 x 68-minute.. / USA/Italy


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


Big Bear

Big Bear  

Based on the novel The Temptation of Big Bear by Rudy Wiebe, this epic mini series recounts the tireless struggle of one man holding true to his vision while seeking justice for his people. It is 1875 and the government is staking claim to the plains where the Cree have always hunted buffalo freely. As chief, Big Bear refuses to sign away rights to the land which has always been his home, but the odds are against him. His people are dying from starvation, government pressure is relentless, even his sons reject his choice for peaceful negotiations. Finally, after a six year struggle, Big Bear signs a treaty but refuses to move his people to a reservation. A deadly confrontation ensues with the government and his warriors. Big Bear, although innocent, is found guilty by association and imprisoned for treason. Big Bear and his people's personal battle with the injustices of unfair treaties still continue to inspire and affect change for aboriginal people of Canada.

 

Fiction / 2 x two hours


Bletchley Circle, The

The Bletchley Circle  

With an extraordinary flair for code breaking and razor-sharp intelligence skills, four seemingly ordinary women become the unlikely investigators of a string of grisly murders in this original thriller, set against the backdrop of post-war London.

 

Fiction / Season One: 3 x one hour; Season Two: 4 x one hour / UK


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


Bones of Contention

Bones of Contention  

On July 17, 1918, Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, and his family, were brutally murdered and their remains hidden by Bolshevik revolutionaries. Following the discovery and positive identification of the imperial bones, a controversy has raged over their fate. Shot on location in Russia, this provocative documentary not only unravels an intriguing case, but captures the Russian people's struggle to come to terms with the ghosts of a horrific past.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Boxing: In and out of the Ring

Boxing: In and out of the Ring  

An investigative documentary that takes viewers inside the high stakes business of boxing, beyond the bright lights of the ring, to the scandal that has always been part of the boxing scene. From the time the mob ran the fight game in the 40s and 50s to the recent allegations that fighters' ratings can be rigged with a bribe, the business of boxing has operated in the shadows. The film takes viewers inside the FBI investigation into corruption at one of the biggest boxing organizations in the world, the International Boxing Federation. This troubled sport still defies efforts to reform it. While the businessmen who run boxing obey only the rules of unfettered capitalism, boxers risk their lives and their livelihoods for a shot at becoming champion of the world. Boxing: In and out of the Ring is an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the fight world from both sides of the ropes.

 

Non-Fiction / 4 x two hours


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


Cold War Submarine Adventures

Cold War Submarine Adventures  

The true stories of two of the most extraordinary submarine missions of the Cold War are played out in this two episode documentary. The first story features the K19 Doomsday Submarine, a story of survival under extreme circumstances and of men making the ultimate sacrifice to save their colleagues, set against the backdrop of the Berlin crisis. The second story focuses on the Cuban Missile Crisis. In October 1962 the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. This film tells the untold story of four Russian nuclear armed subs at the heart of the Crisis and reveals how human judgment averted catastrophic nuclear war.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour


Cover up I: English Club Comes Home & Amerikantsi

Cover up I: English Club Comes Home & Amerikantsi  

For over two decades Mikhail Lyubimov and Viktor Kubekin were enemies of the West. As KGB foreign intelligence agents working under cover in England as journalists, diplomats and translators, they served at the very front line of the Cold War. But they developed a love for England and the English language, which lasted long after they had gone home. They formed the English Club for former KGB agents in England, here they could talk in English and drink fine Scotch whisky. This film follows them as they once again stroll the streets of London, without having to look over their shoulders.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour


Danger Tree

Danger Tree  

The course of a Maritime family's destiny is forever altered by World War I. Five young sons fight in Europe, only two return. Writer David Macfarlane weaves a story of struggle, achievement, sacrifice and valor as he links his family history with Newfoundland's heroic participation in the war to end all wars, and a referendum that would seal a nation's fate.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


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


Dead Men Talking

Dead Men Talking  

This documentary uses contemporary evidence along with the latest diagnostic techniques to investigate the deaths of key figures from history. Modern forensics provides the clues to understanding the intriguing lives and deaths of famous or infamous people from history. Subjects include Mozart, Van Gogh, Edgar Allan Poe, Houdini, Hitler, Marilyn Monroe, FDR, Dudley Moore and Judy Garland.

 

Non-Fiction / 9 x one hour


Defiant Requiem

Defiant Requiem   

Defiant Requiem illuminates the extraordinary, untold story of the brave acts of resistance by the Jewish prisoners at Terezín during World War II.

 

 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 85-minutes / USA


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


Diary Between Friends, A

A Diary Between Friends  

On September 11, 2001 the world changed. The World Trade Center collapsed into dust, one side of the Pentagon crumpled, and a fourth hi jacked airliner plowed into a field in Pennsylvania before it reached its unknown target. American airspace closed. Immediately following the terrorist attack, 252 international flights carrying 44,000 dazed and frightened passengers were suddenly grounded in Canada. Many landed in places they'd never heard of, Gander, Goose Bay, Moncton. Most of the stranded were Americans headed home. Every hotel room was soon accounted for. Within hours, Canadian ingenuity turned stadiums, churches, service clubs and schools into emergency shelters. Using footage from those harrowing days, personal videos, moving interviews, and recent reunions, A Diary Between Friends follows individual Americans and Canadians as they give support and friendship to each other.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Effie Gray

Effie Gray  

A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

 

Fiction / 1 x 109-minutes / UK


Elian

Elián  

Executive produced by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney, this is the remarkable story of Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits, and how the fight for his future changed the course of US–Cuban relations.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 110-minutes / Northern Ireland & USA


Elstree 1976: An Untold Star Wars Story

Elstree 1976: An Untold Star Wars Story  

Go behind-the-scenes with several key players who helped create the film which would define a whole generation of moviegoers!

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / UK


Emancipation Road

Emancipation Road  

A poignant look at life after the Emancipation Proclamation.

 

Non-Fiction / 7 x 50-minutes / USA


Empire of the Bay

Empire of the Bay  

This is the 320 year saga of the fur trading company that began with a royal land grant and grew into history's largest private commercial empire, building a nation in the process. From the voyageurs, trappers and explorers who traversed a continent's waterways to visionaries and bumbling bureaucrats, this series blends history and geography with human stories of courage, conflict, ambition, intrigue and endurance.

 

Non-Fiction / 4 x one hour


Escobar: Paradise Lost

Escobar: Paradise Lost  

In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams - and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar

 

Fiction / 1 x 120-minutes / France


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


Field Punishment No. 1

Field Punishment No. 1  

This remarkable film, based on true events and people, is not your usual war story. 

 

Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / New Zealand


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


First Film, The

The First Film  

Filmmaker David Nicholas Wilkinson uncovers the fascinating truth behind the greatest mystery in cinema history in The First Film, following his 33-year quest to prove who really invented moving images.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 106-minutes / UK


Football: A Brief History By Alfie Allen

Football: A Brief History By Alfie Allen  

Co-produced by Woodcut Media and The Development Partnership, lifelong football fan Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) uncovers a century’s worth of stories, moments and characters in this intimate and engaging documentary, as he searches for football’s roots and, at the same time, the seeds of contemporary Britain.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour / UK


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


FRED DINENAGE: MURDER CASEBOOK

FRED DINENAGE: MURDER CASEBOOK  

Fred Dinenage takes a fresh look at the murders that shocked the UK in the 20th century, and the killers that committed them.

 

Non-Fiction / 25 x one hour / UK


Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire  

They call it the fog of war, when brothers in arms kill each other. Friendly Fire explores the emotional wake of two military tragedies and the search for a way to bridge the divide between anger and forgiveness. Friendly Fire, fratricide or blue on bluee is as old as war itself. These accidents of battle have been, until recently, blamed on the proverbial fog of war. In the chaos of conflict, it has always been thought inevitable that friend would eventually be mistaken for foe. Friendly fire leaves in its wake a unique brand of anger and frustration, that is born of something totally unexpected and irrational. The challenge of coming to terms with it, however, remains unchanged. To reflect just how much has changed and ironically, how much has not, we contrast two very powerful stories, one from the desert of Kandahar in 2002, another from Normandy in 1944. Two stories nearly 60 years apart that left lives torn between anger and forgiveness.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Gladiatrix

Gladiatrix  

Gladiatrix embarks on a quest to find out the truth about female gladiators that leads from London to the frozen steppes of Russia, piecing together every scrap of evidence for their existence. The picture that emerges revolutionizes our understanding of these fearsome fighters and gives fresh insight into the social standing of females during the Empire. As the story unfolds, key questions are answered which deepen our understanding of Roman times and the role of women in a bloody, male dominated sport and society.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Glowing in the Dark

Glowing in the Dark  

Invented by the French and immortalized by Las Vegas, neon is the light of the North American dream. Glowing in the Dark documents the history of neon in North America, from its early days as a highly refined folk art form with great individuality, to the emergence of animation and computer design, and to the current explosion of light it is today. Neon signage has a verve and style all its own, attracting serious artists and designers, and resulting in a second golden age for the medium. This film chronicles the visual legacy left by artisans and the neon industry.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Going Going Gone: Nick Broomfield's Disappearing Britain

Going Going Gone: Nick Broomfield's Disappearing Britain  

Intrepid BAFTA-winning filmmaker Nick Broomfield is on the case of two iconic British buildings threatened with demolition in these compelling documentary films.

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x half hours (1 x one hour version also available / UK


Gold Rush, The

The Gold Rush  

Get rich quick. That was the promise of 1849, when thousands embarked on an audacious trek to frontier California, hoping to pick up bushels of free gold and return home to live like kings. Narrated by John Lithgow, this award winning History documentary follows the bold adventurers who profoundly changed a young nation in their quest for gold. The gold rush was also really the first time in history that anyone, from any walk of life, could succeed solely on their ambition, imagination and hard work. It's a tradition that still exists more than a century later.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


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