Category: Biography

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar (2018) (TV) 8.2

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar (2018) (TV)

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the...

Leto (2018) 7.3

Leto (2018)

A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia....

The United States of Hoodoo (2012) 6.3

The United States of Hoodoo (2012)

The documentary explores how African-based spirituality has informed Americas popular culture. The old African gods have taken on new forms since their arrival on North America's shores. Their spirit now manifests in tur...

Song (2014) 6.9

Song (2014)

'Song' is a story of the last Finnish rune singer and his pupil, and the comforting power of singing. Jussi Huovinen, 89, is the only inhabitant of his remote home village in northern Finland, right next to the Russian b...

The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) 7.1

The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

At the height of his fame, Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is (correctly) believed to be a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie"), who is twenty years Wild...

Shakespeare: The Legacy (2016) (TV) 7.1

Shakespeare: The Legacy (2016) (TV)

To the world, Shakespeare left a lasting legacy and an awful lot of unanswered questions. Follow John Nettles as he recounts the life of William Shakespeare.::3DD Productions...

The Long Way Back: The Story of Todd Z-Man Zalkins (2017) 7.7

The Long Way Back: The Story of Todd Z-Man Zalkins (2017)

After losing his close friend Bradley Nowell of Sublime to a heroin overdose, Todd Zalkins aka 'ZMAN' fights for his life in what will become the worst drug crisis in American History, the Opioid Epidemic. Against all od...

Hamilton (2020) 9.1

Hamilton (2020)

"Hamilton" is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and show tunes, "Hamilton" has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a ...

Song of Norway (1970) 3.9

Song of Norway (1970)

Based on the life of Norway's greatest composer Edvard Grieg, and filmed in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics.::Chris Tynan...

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story (2019) 7.5

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story (2019)

Jump Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the proclaimed developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball. He defined the game, but only now is he ready to share his thoughts on why the game never ...

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019) 8

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019)

71 years in the making, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the feature documentary experience revealing the extraordinary life journey of Hollywood's most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo. From an early life of drugs, armed...

The Mouth of the Wolf (2009) 6.7

The Mouth of the Wolf (2009)

The story of a criminal Vincenzo and his transsexual lover Mary, who waited for him for many years while he served his prison sentence.::Evil_Herbivore...

Patty Hearst (1988) 6.3

Patty Hearst (1988)

The true story of Patricia Hearst, a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970s. The time spent with her captors made her question her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her ab...

Shirley (2020) 6.3

Shirley (2020)

As renowned for her morose nature as she is for her horror fiction, writer Shirley Jackson (Elizabeth Moss) is crafting yet another masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds Fred and Rose disrupt her creative process and...

Triumph of the Spirit (1989) 6.8

Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his...

Something Ventured (2011) 7

Something Ventured (2011)

Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through timing, foresight, a keen abil...

Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019) 7.5

Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019)

'Horror Film Director Found Slain, Buried Under Floor,' screamed the August 1995 headline in the Los Angeles Times. But the whole truth behind Al Adamson's strange life and gruesome death reveals perhaps the most bizarre...

The Odyssey (2016) 6.6

The Odyssey (2016)

From 1949 to 1979, thirty years in the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the famous researcher, scientist, inventor, filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious - and accordi...

Basquiat: Rage to Riches (2017) (TV) 7.4

Basquiat: Rage to Riches (2017) (TV)

Nearly 30 years after his death, this documentary film of Jean-Michel Basquiat details how the self-taught Brooklyn-born artist rose to be one of the greats on the international art marketplace....

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013) 6.5

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.::...

A Grand Canal (2013) 7.4

A Grand Canal (2013)

A Greek tragedy told in Chinese pop music. The tragic events of a boat captain trying to collect a debt to save his fleet of boats, as remembered by his ten year old son.::Anonymous...

Take It with You (2012) 7.6

Take It with You (2012)

In April 2009, Bryce Lemon and his sister Alyssa departed on what they hoped would be a spiritual journey around the world. But what they found was more human and real. From the Maleku Indians and Ancient Egyptians to th...

Joan the Maid 1: The Battles (1994) 7.1

Joan the Maid 1: The Battles (1994)

A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeann...

Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994) 7.3

Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994)

Film about the later life of Joan Of Arc including her trial and execution....

No Longer Human (2019) 6.1

No Longer Human (2019)

Oguri Shun plays Dazai Osamu who is one of the more popular novelists in Japan. Like most artists he has his vulnerabilities and exposures. In this case, the man is an alcoholic and lustful nomad. In other words, while b...

Prayers for Bobby (2009) (TV) 8.1

Prayers for Bobby (2009) (TV)

In "Prayers for Bobby," Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) is a devout Christian who raises her children with the conservative teachings of the Presbyterian Church. However, when her son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) confides to his...

Toman (2018) 6.6

Toman (2018)

This fascinating historical drama looks at the life of "the Czech Schindler," Zdenek Toman, a controversial figure who was an unsavory politician and dubious entrepreneur, but also the savior of hundreds of European Jews...

Ludwig II (2012) 6.1

Ludwig II (2012)

A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his ...

Gods (2014) 7.7

Gods (2014)

The early career of cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa. Despite harsh reality of the 1980s Poland, he successfully leads a team of doctors to the country's first human heart transplantation.::Katarzyna Grynienko...

An Impossible Love (2018) 7.1

An Impossible Love (2018)

In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in the birth of a daughter, Chantal...

The Erotic Adventures of Anais Nin (2015) (TV) 6

The Erotic Adventures of Anais Nin (2015) (TV)

A one-hour celebration of Anais Nin's ground-breaking diaries, this special programme brings the influential author's voice to the fore in a way not seen before on television. Shivani Kapur and Lucy Cohu star as Anais in...

Zen & the Art of Dying (2015) 8

Zen & the Art of Dying (2015)

Zenith Virago is an activist and educator who for over 20 years has been returning the coastal region of Byron Bay, Australia to a more communal, celebratory, and creative engagement with death and dying....

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (2004) 7.2

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (2004)

Documentary photographer Zana Briski journeyed into Calcutta's underworld to photograph the city's prostitutes. In return, she offered to teach the prostitutes' children the basics of photography so that the kids could d...

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e36 A Campaign in Cambodia -

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e36 A Campaign in Cambodia

Dylan Dreyer journeys to Cambodia to find the elusive clouded leopard and the giant Asian elephant, discover the connection between humans and tarantulas, and take a reptile ride with turtles and crocodiles;::anonymous...

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e32 Finding the Lost Worlds -

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e32 Finding the Lost Worlds

Dylan Dreyer embarks on an adventure to the lost worlds of India, exploring ancient cultures that are still there today and magnificent animals that share the land with humans;::anonymous...

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e34 Charging Through China -

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e34 Charging Through China

Dylan Dreyer journeys to China to explore the unbelievable wildlife that roams the land; she climbs with red pandas and tries to stay clear of the path of Asian elephants; she explores the caves that hold the secret wild...

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e33 Going Down the Ganges -

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e33 Going Down the Ganges

Dylan Dreyer travels the Ganges to discover the creatures that live in the amazing landscape, from fierce Bengal tigers to wild looking mud-skippers;::anonymous...

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e35 Journey Through Japan -

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e35 Journey Through Japan

Dylan Dreyer explores the incredible wildlife of Japan and jumps into the water to explore what creatures live down deep -- and what they eat; Dylan discovers what makes the swan migration over Japan so special;::anonymo...

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e29 Voyage in Vancouver -

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e29 Voyage in Vancouver

Dylan Dreyer travels to Vancouver to explore the beautiful landscape and discover the diversity of animals native to the area, including humpback and killer whales, as well as the relationship that salmon and black bears...

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e31 The Amazing Amazon -

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer s2 e31 The Amazing Amazon

Dylan Dreyer travels to the Amazon to explore the wildlife and the cultures that live there, imagining what it was like to be some of the first European explorers to make landfall and coming nose to nose with pink river ...