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4%: Film's Gender Problem, The

The 4%: Film's Gender Problem  

A provocative series designed to explore the hot- button issues around the remarkable gender gap in Hollywood.

 

Non-Fiction / 6 x approx. 4-minutes (1 x 26-minute version also available).. / USA


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


BREAKING INTO BRITAIN

Breaking Into Britain   

In this ground breaking documentary, two reporters set out to immerse themselves in the journeys that migrants take along the most popular and dangerous routes to the UK.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / UK


BYkids Collection, The

The BYkids Collection  

Teenagers from around the world are paired with master filmmakers, including the late Albert Maysles (Salesman), Susan Hoenig (For Love or Money) and Joyce Chopra (Smooth Talk), to create these personal documentaries that educate and encourage international understanding about globally relevant issues.

 

Non-Fiction / 5 x half hours / USA


Cartoon News

Cartoon News   

Ever wondered how those tragic cartoon moments were reported on the news – Cartoon News reveals all on the cat crushed by an anvil, 15 ton weights and ACME products.

 

Fiction / 2 x 40-seconds / UK


Champions, The

The Champions  

The Champions illustrates the hard-fought battle to cure dogfighting victims of their trauma, in hopes of granting them a second chance at life.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 93-minutes / 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


Common

Common  

A 90-minute drama feature for BBC One from multi-award winning writer Jimmy McGovern (Accused, The Street, Cracker).  Common is the dramatic story of two mothers whose lives become intertwined through the loss of their sons.

 

Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / UK


Cyberbully, The

The Cyberbully  

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark, Game of Thrones) gives an outstanding, critically acclaimed performance as Casey Jacobs, a troubled teenager battling against a malicious and terrifying cyber stalker.

 

Fiction / 1 x one hour / 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


Deep Web: The Hunt For Dread Pirate Roberts

Deep Web: The Hunt For Dread Pirate Roberts  

Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century -- the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused to be ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ creator and operator of online black market Silk Road.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / USA


Diary Between Friends, A

A Diary Between Friends  

The spontaneous acts of hospitality, kindness, and friendship shown by Canadians toward U.S. air travelers stranded by the attacks of September 11 2001.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


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


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


Frackman

Frackman  

Frackman tells the story of Dayne ‘Frackman’ Pratzky’s struggle against international gas companies. Australia will soon become the world’s biggest gas exporter, as more than 30,000 wells are sunk in Dayne’s home of Queensland, with many requiring controversial ‘fracking’. He and his neighbours have unwittingly become the centre of a massive industrial landscape and they have little power to fight the wishes of the $200 billion industry.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 95-minutes / Australia


Freeheld

Freeheld  

Based on the Oscar®-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) and Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) and their fight for justice.

 

Fiction / 1 x 103-minutes / USA


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


Global Citizen Festival, The

The Global Citizen Festival  

The Global Citizen movement continues its campaign to achieve a world without extreme poverty by 2030 with the third annual Global Citizen Festival, a free ticketed concert on the Great Lawn in Central Park.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour special and full 1 x six hours event available.. / USA


Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief  

The highly anticipated and critically acclaimed documentary Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief is a look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award®-winner Alex Gibney.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x two hours / USA


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


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


Human Cargo

Human Cargo  

In a world increasingly suspicious of asylum seekers and hostile to boat people, Human Cargo is a powerful new six hour series examining the often harsh realities of immigration. 

 

Fiction / 6 x one hour


I Am Slave

I Am Slave  

From the award winning team behind Death of a President and The Last King of Scotland, and inspired by real life events, I Am Slave is a controversial thriller about London’s shocking slave trade, and one woman’s fight for freedom…

 

Fiction / 1 x 83-minutes / UK


I'm Carolyn Parker

I'm Carolyn Parker  

Following the devastation of Hurrican Katrina, Academy Award® winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) sets out to document the portrait of an extraordinary woman as she returns home to New Orleans after.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes / USA


Impossible Cure

Impossible Cure  

Impossible Cure challenges our assumptions about mental illness and our widespread acceptance of psychiatric drugs as the old standard for treating diseases of the mind. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


In The Company Of Warlords

In The Company Of Warlords  

This distressing account of the current political struggles inside Afghanistan sounds the alarm against any premature sense of new stability in this war-torn nation.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x half hour / Canada


Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen

Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen   

Combining remarkable footage and expert interviews, this authoritative special presents the true story of Kate Middleton, the seemingly ordinary young woman now destined to be Queen of England.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour / UK


Ladies as Gentlemen

Ladies as Gentlemen  

Ladies as Gentlemen is a road movie documentary across America on tour with an ensemble of drag kings as they perform in cities as diverse as Birmingham, Kansas City and Casper, CA. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Larry King Now

Larry King Now  

Legendary broadcaster Larry King brings back his unique brand of talk to a worldwide audience with Larry King Now. In each episode, Larry talks to the most interesting people from politics, sports, entertainment and pop culture, exploring the compelling topics, issues and stories of the day.

 

Non-Fiction / half hours / USA


Man Overboard

Man Overboard  

Based on Ian Brown's book, Man Overboard is an insightful and amusing look at how North American men are responding to the 21st century's redefinition of manhood.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 90-minutes


Matthew Shepard Story, The

The Matthew Shepard Story  

Based on the true story of openly gay college student Matthew Shepard killed in an act of a hate crime by senseless violence and such cruelty that attracted global attention.

 

Fiction / 1 x 105-minutes


Mind of a Child, The

The Mind of a Child  

The Mind of a Child follows children that are affected by poverty, racism and war. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


My Big Gay Jewish Conversion

My Big Gay Jewish Conversion   

Is Israel really the best place in the world to be gay? And is Judaism the one mainstream religion that accepts homosexuality? Meet Simon, a gay Catholic man from the West of Ireland on a quest to find out.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Nerve

Nerve  

Each episode of Nerve starts with a question or a phrase – Can I See Some I.D.?, I’m Outta Here, Fight! Fight! Fight. In Do You Believe, young people tell us about what they believe in.

 

Fiction / 17 x half hours / Canada


Newman

Newman  

In his enthralling debut, filmmaker Jon Fox deftly seeks to understand the enigmatic inventor — through intimate discussions with Newman’s colleagues and, surprisingly, with the man himself.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 80-minutes / USA


NightMan

NightMan  

Based on the popular Marvel Comics super hero, NightMan is the mysterious alter ego of Johnny Domino, a San Francisco musician.

 

Fiction / 44 x one hour / Canada/USA


Pitch, The

The Pitch  

This one hour documentary enters the lives of the major players of a small Sydney advertising agency giving a gripping insight into the world of advertising, and its survival dependent on the strategy, analysis and creativity of pitching.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Primaries

Primaries  

Acclaimed filmmaker and director AJ Schnack (Caucus, Midterms) uncovers the turning points of an unprecedented US Presidential primary race, pulling back the curtain to reveal the intricate steps to the main stage, in this six-part series from First Look Media.

 

Non-Fiction / 6 x half hours / USA


Prison Diaries

Prison Diaries  

Prison Diaries presents intimate portraits of female criminals, discovering why the women who are incarcerated in America’s prisons haven’t just hurt the people they love, they have been found guilty of murdering them.

 

Non-Fiction / 6 x one hour / USA


Prisoner 88

Prisoner 88  

Sigmund Sobolewski was the 88th prisoner at Ausschwitz, and though a survivor, he is still imprisoned by memories. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x one hour


Queen Elizabeth: A Lifetime of Service

Queen Elizabeth: A Lifetime of Service   

Elizabeth II: the sixth queen regnant and 63rd sovereign of Britain. She can trace her ancestry beyond the Hanoverians, Stuarts, Tudors, Plantagenets and Normans, back to the Saxon kings of the Dark Ages. 

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


Rich and Acquitted

Rich and Acquitted  

Welcome to Rich and Acquitted, a non-fiction series that explores six notorious cases of celebrities and other glaringly wealthy accused perpetrators who have used their vast resources to retain top-flight attorneys in order to escape legal situations that would otherwise destroy any normal human being.

 

Non-Fiction / 6 x one hour / USA


Royals, The

The Royals  

It’s safe to say the world has been well and truly gripped by Royal fever!

 

Non-Fiction / 6 x one hour / UK


Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four  

An unbelievable true crime story that explores the nightmarish persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh and Anna Vasquez - four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of allegedly gang raping two little girls.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 91-minutes / USA


Sputnik Mania

Sputnik Mania  

On 4th October 1957 Russia launched the first man-made object into space, leaving behind a world of escalting tensions and two nations of the brink of Cold War.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 87-minutes / USA


The Queen Mother: A Royal Century

The Queen Mother: A Royal Century  

A revealing portrait of Britain s most loved woman The Queen Mother. A symbol of courage in the Second World War, the Queen Mother attracted a loyalty of affection matched only by the Queen herself.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


The Queen Mother: An Affectionate Tribute

The Queen Mother: An Affectionate Tribute  

As old as the century she lived in, the Queen Mother was a revered figure in British life.  A symbol of courage in the Second world War and an enduring icon of stability, the Queen Mother attracted a loyalty of affection matched only by the Queen herself.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


The Queen: Her True Story

The Queen: Her True Story  

With extensive coverage of the early years of Elizabeth's life, this is an updated look at the life of Britain's monarch.

 

Non-Fiction / 1 x 50-minutes / UK


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