Catalogue: TV - Non Fiction: Biography

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


H.M. The Queen: 50 Golden Years: The Remarkable Life and Marriage of The Queen and Prince Philip

H.M. The Queen: 50 Golden Years: The Remarkable Life and Marriage of The Queen and Prince Philip  

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

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / UK


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: 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


In The Name of Love: The Life and Death of Diana Princess of Wales

In The Name of Love: The Life and Death of Diana Princess of Wales  

This balanced and revealing programme examines how a beguiling teenager became a despairing royal wife, but grew into a humanitarian figure of international stature. 

 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Irish Mob, The

The Irish Mob  

A tale of shamrocks and sub-machine guns, this captivating documentary series from Abú Media Films spans more than 100 years of history to chart the extraordinary rise of the Irish Mob in America.

 

Non-Fiction / 6 x one hour / Ireland


Janis

Janis  

Janis Joplin was one of the world’s most influential rock icons and a goddess of sound, but there was actually far more to her than that. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 103-minutes / USA


Killing Patient Zero

Killing Patient Zero  

When a new, deadly virus spreads across North America at an alarming rate, one man is singled out for bringing the disease to the continent. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 98-minutes / Canada


King Charles and Queen Camilla: Into the Unknown

King Charles and Queen Camilla: Into the Unknown  

This revealing documentary examines the past, present and future of a royal romance which has survived against all odds.  But what will that future bring for King, ‘Queen’ and country?

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Krays: Myth Behind The Legend, The

The Krays: Myth Behind The Legend  

Directed by Christopher Matthews and produced by BAFTA-nominated Revelation Films, The Krays: Myth Behind The Legend is the inside story of the Krays, told by the people who really knew them. No hearsay. Just facts.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / UK


Maestro

Maestro  

Maestro follows Grammy award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi and an array of brilliant musicians as they perform to sold-out music halls across the world.  

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power

Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power  

Poet and novelist, Margaret Atwood is a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman and writer behind these stories?

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 92-minutes (1 x 78-minute version also available) / Canada


Marilyn Monroe Declassified

Marilyn Monroe Declassified   

Marilyn Monroe Declassified balances the image of the blonde bombshell icon we thought we knew with information about her revealed in newly declassified FBI and CIA files. Here is the proof that her troubles were not all the product of her upbringing in an orphanage, abuse of prescription drugs and failed marriages.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 96-minutes / USA


Mario Lanza: The Best Of Everything

Mario Lanza: The Best Of Everything  

The story of one of the most famous tenors the world has ever known.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 82-minutes or 1 x 60-minutes / UK


Milius

Milius  

Directed by Zak Knutson and Joey Figueroa, gripping documentary Milius explores the life of one of Hollywood’s most prolific writers John Milius...

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 103-minutes / USA


Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown  

Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown features rare and previously unseen footage, interviews and photographs chronicling the musical ascension of “the hardest working man in show business,” from his first hit, “Please, Please, Please,” in 1956 to his iconic performances at the Apollo Theater, the T.A.M.I. Show, the Paris Olympia and more.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x two hours / USA


New Royals, The

The New Royals  

As the new millennium came and went a new era dawned on the royal family.  Increasingly they found themselves sharing the spotlight with a new aristocracy, that of celebrity pop stars like the Spice Girls and Madonna as well as world famous footballers and tennis players. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Nothing Like A Dame

Nothing Like A Dame   

Sixty years ago, seismic changes ripped through the cultural establishment and, together with music and fashion, British theatre experienced an explosion of creativity and talent, the impact of which was felt around the world and is still tangible today.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 82-minutes / UK


Orson Welles: The Paris Interview

Orson Welles: The Paris Interview  

The scene is a hotel room in Paris. The year 1960. The star, Orson Welles. Black & White.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / USA


Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers  

An interview with British comedian Peter Sellers, by Elaine Grand. Sellers talks about his real character, his beginnings in show business.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x half hour / UK


Prince Charles and Prince William: Royal Rivals

Prince Charles and Prince William: Royal Rivals  

This original programme asks how Charles and William have stayed so visibly fond of each other. A generous son to his father, and a great role model for his brother, William was always an enormous comfort for his mother.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Prince Edward & Sophie Rhys-Jones

Prince Edward & Sophie Rhys-Jones  

This programme portrays what is probably the least complicated royal romance of modern times.  Going behind the headlines to see the story of the Prince and the commoner, a girl from an ordinary middle class home. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Prince William – Royal Teenager: Behind the Headlines

Prince William – Royal Teenager: Behind the Headlines  

This is the story of a young man whose face is exposed on magazine covers and in tabloids; a face without a place to hide, who most private expressions photographers lurk to capture.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Prince William and Prince Harry: Prisoners of Celebrity

Prince William and Prince Harry: Prisoners of Celebrity  

With their every move, both positive and negative, subject to relentless media scrutiny, have William and Harry, like their mother Diana, become prisoners of their own celebrity?

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Prince William and Prince Harry: The Next Royal Generation

Prince William and Prince Harry: The Next Royal Generation  

This probing documentary investigates the options open to the young princes at this incredibly difficult time and asks what lies in their future.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Prince William: A Royal Portrait

Prince William: A Royal Portrait  

The portrait of Prince William, future King of England and one of the most eligible men in the world, builds up a fascinating picture of an extraordinary individual.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Princess Camilla: Winner Takes All

Princess Camilla: Winner Takes All  

Balanced, engaging and informative, this documentary uses specially shot and rarely seen footage to explore Camilla’s sensational and intimate involvement with the very heart of the British monarchy.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Princess Diana: The Uncrowned Queen

Princess Diana: The Uncrowned Queen  

This programme provides a moving account of the unique life of the twentieth century’s most remarkable woman, with an American perspective on the events of her life, including footage from the auction held to sell her dresses.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


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