Catalogue : Biography

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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


An Engineer Imagines

An Engineer Imagines  

An Engineer Imagines is a cinematic homage to the life and ideas of Peter Rice, a man widely regarded as the most distinguished structural engineer of the late twentieth century. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / UK / Ireland


Angels in the Dust

Angels in the Dust  

Angels in the Dust is a story of healing in the face of a staggering crisis that is leaving entire South African villages decimated and thousands of children orphaned.

 

Fiction / 1 x 94-minutes / South Africa


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


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


Beatles, The: Made on Merseyside

The Beatles: Made on Merseyside   

The Beatles defined music and popular culture like no other band ever will - but how did they make the journey from Merseyside teenagers to international pop stars in the 1960s?

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 85-minutes (1 x 54-minute version also available) / UK


Becoming Bond

Becoming Bond  

Becoming Bond is a unique documentary / narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-thanfiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 95-minutes / USA


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 uncelebrated 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


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


Breakbound

Breakbound   

Jeff Karram has it all - he’s young, good-looking, successful, and as the co-owner of a rising internet company, has an incredibly bright future. But burning deep within this twenty-three year old entrepreneur is an unusual dream - to leave the snows of Toronto to become…a professional surfer. 

 

Non-Fiction / 2 x one hour / Canada


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


Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry  

In this highly anticipated feature length documentary, the absolute instigator of rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck Berry, is truly revealed, with unprecedented exclusive access.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 98-minutes / UK


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


Closing Gambit: 1978 Korchnoi versus Karpov and the Kremlin

Closing Gambit: 1978 Korchnoi versus Karpov and the Kremlin  

When Anatoly Karpov, a loyal member of the Communist Party, fought against Viktor Korchnoi, a critic of the Soviet regime and high-profile defector, for the title of World Chess Champion, their teams were locked in a war of espionage, parapsychologists and KGB agents. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 85-minutes (1 x 55-minute version also available) / UK


Confessions of a Hitman: The John Childs Story

Confessions of a Hitman: The John Childs Story   

This exclusive one-hour special investigates Britain’s most prolific hitman and one of the most mysterious, cold-blooded killers ever known. What turned a married father of two into Britain’s most prolific hitman?

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / UK


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


Dealt

Dealt  

Sixty-two-year-old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, astounding audiences around the world with his legendary sleight of hand. What they may not even realise, and what makes his achievements all the more amazing, is that he is completely blind.

 

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


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


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.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 116-minutes / USA


EuroTrump

EuroTrump  

EuroTrump follows right-wing populist Geert Wilders, the world’s most famous Islamaphobe, as he runs for Dutch Prime Minister.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 92-minutes (1 x 66-minute & 1 x one hour versions also.. / UK & The Netherlands & 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


Flying Scotsman, The

The Flying Scotsman   

Based on a remarkable true story, The Flying Scotsman is an out-and-out inspirational, against-all-odds, crowd pleasing film, which follows the turbulent life of cyclist Graeme Obree, who broke the World One Hour record on a bike of his own revolutionary design, constructed out of scrap metal and old washing machine parts!

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 96-minutes / 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

Fred   

From director and producer  Paul Van Carter (The Guv’Nor, Churchill) and producer Nick Taussig (Churchill), Fred is a sombre exploration into the psyche of former London gangster Freddie Foreman: 85 years old, allegedly responsible for multiple murders, and nearing the end of his life.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 86-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.

 

Non-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


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


Harry & Meghan: A Very Modern Romance

Harry & Meghan: A Very Modern Romance   

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are to marry. With the same interests, they seem ideally suited. They have both confronted difficult upbringings and triumphed. Now they triumph together. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / UK


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


Here to Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits

Here to Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits   

The hitherto overlooked story of one of British music’s most influential and game-changing bands.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 85-minutes / UK


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