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Bruce Lee was inarguably the greatest martial arts star of his generation, and his intense on-screen charisma and astounding fighting skills make him the standard by which other martial arts heroes are measured.Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey is a documentary about Lee’s life, career, and untimely de...
Burials in Britain are not normally held after dark, but nothing in the life and music of the composer Frederick Delius was normal. He was buries in May 1935, yet he’d actually died almost a year earlier. The short ceremony took place at midnight in a Surrey churchyard, yet Delius himself had...
Joseph Louis Barrow, born May 12, 1914 in Alabama, was the first athlete America had accepted as a whole with regards to race, a true crossover star who was respected and admired by both black and white fans. His boxing talent was undeniable but this was not the soul reason for his received respect,...
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Paul Sykes was a heavyweight boxer and weightlifter from Wakefield in England, he had ten professional fights but his entire adult life was marred by alcohol abuse and both petty and violent crimes. All ten of his fights came during a period of rehabilitation and relative sobriety between 1978 to 19...
The first documentary feature – originally aired on HBO – to explore the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer’s career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugi...
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Critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Peter Spirer who is known for releasing the likes of Rhyme & Reason and other such hip-hop related titles has gone all in on this on one and produced an amazing window into the life of Tupac Shakur.This is an essential watch for any fan of the legend Sh...

Galileo

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It was a time of discord in the Christian world, threatened by the Protestant Reformation the Roman Catholic Church demanded strict adherence to its dogma enforced by the violent threat of inquisition, fear of heresy was in the air.In this turbulent era Galileo Galilei would become Europe’s mo...
Comic Book Superheros Unmasked is a special on The History Channel about the history of the comic book industry from its origins in the 1930's to the present day, and how comic books have mirrored and affected the society around them. It featured traditional historians, people from inside the indust...
FBI agents, including Oliver "Buck" Revell, who headed the Unabom investigation, trace the often-frustrating course of their long inquiry, from the first bomb in 1978 to the arrest of Kaczynski at his remote Montana cabin. The program also traces Kaczynski's life before he dropped out of s...
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It is not clear that the great leader of the Cuban Revolution – Fidel Castro – is still alive. One this is certain…his time of influence on the world stage has drawn to an end. Having been the subject of so much anti-Castro propoganda, many an still not aware of the true facts of t...
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Tells the story of Wilhelm Reich's life & discoveries, and ultimate demise. He was able to document a cosmic life energy he called Orgone. Amongst his discoveries were Orgone energy was the Orgone energy accumulator that was used to reverse cancer. And also a device called the cloudbuster which coul...
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History Channel examines the facts about Albert Einstein's accomplishments. This biography documentary "scientifically" explore Einstein's personal life, his passion and intellectual breakthrough discoveries to an excellent timeline. The death of Albert Einstein in 1955 produces a wide range of book...
In the Undisputed Truth, director Spike Lee and heavyweight professional boxer Mike Tyson bring us this amazing confessional broadway performance, where Tyson recounts the highs and lows of his career and life. From growing up in one of the toughest neighbourhoods in New York, where he was bullied o...
Biography of child actress Shirley Temple. There never was a star quite like Shirley Temple. Adored by adults and children alike, at four she already led at the Box Office - ahead of Gable and Cooper.Her films saved a movie studio from bankruptcy, and a President credited her with raising the morale...
This drama documentary records the brilliance – and the destruction – of one of the 20th century’s greatest minds. Alan Turing is the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German Naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. He was also the vis...
Documentary profiling the life of legendary country music star Johnny Cash, who died in 2003 shortly after completing the retrospective Unearthed, a five-CD set of the acoustic performances with which he resurrected his career in the last decade of his life, and after losing his wife, June Carter Ca...
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Warren Buffett truly is a unique billionaire, with a net worth of more than $60 billion you would expect him to be living in a mansion, flying private jets and living the high life in general but Buffett is the exception to what one would consider the billionaire lifestyle.Now 86, the legendary inve...
There is no footage of George Orwell, no recordings of his voice, just assorted photographs, and of course, his writing, his brilliant writing, which forms the basis of this Emmy award-winning documentary George Orwell - A Life in Pictures.This documentary recreates Orwell's life through a series of...
Alfred Hitchcock is probably the most famous director in film history, he made his name and his fortune from scaring millions out of their wits, but his films were more than just entertainment, he put his own deepest fears onto the silver screen.In this BBC special we get a glimpse into the life of ...
RuneScape’s 15th anniversary has come and gone but the celebrations haven’t ended just yet, the party is still very much raging on into the wee hours of the morning through the release of this feature length documentary which was released by the publishers of the game itself, Jagex.RuneS...
This is a film which seeks to tell the life-story of Gandhi the Man and his incessant search for Truth. In this world so full of hatred and violence, this man of peace and goodwill fought all evil and injustice with Soul-Force. He stands out as a challenge giving the message of truth and non-violenc...
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Actress Lenora Crichlow sets off to discover the story of how Nelson Mandela brought peace to his country and what he means to people there today. She uncovers a more complex and fascinating picture of Mandela and his country than she ever imagined, discovering a vibrant Rainbow Nation but also lear...
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The band Oasis revolved around the brothers Gallagher who’s volatile relationship has been acted out in front of the press but before taking shots at one another they endure blows from an explosive and abusive father. The self-dubbed bad boys of rock, Oasis captured the music and imagination o...
The passing of James Gandolfini in 2013 took many by surprise, not only because he was just 51 years old but also because of the fact he was a larger than life character who came across as indestructible. Best known for his leading role as Tony Soprano, in the HBO hit television series The Sopranos,...
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Lady Gaga is one of the most talked about people on the planet. He is a fashion icon and the cult presenter of Eurotrash. She is the music artist who claims the right to be different. He is the first designer who launched non standard models.Lady Gaga and Jean Paul Gaultier are both free artists and...
Dr Temple Grandin has a unique ability to understand the animal mind - and she's convinced her skill is down to her autistic brain. Temple believes she experiences life like an animal. Her emotions are much simpler than most people's and she feels constantly anxious. It's this struggle with overwhel...
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Kubrick Remembered is one of the bonus films which was included in Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection, a boxset which contained many of Kubrick’s classics. In this documentary we are given a fresh new look into the Kubrick archives as the makers of this film received exclusive access...
Ernest Hemingway's novels rank among the most influential and celebrated in history while his life remains an obscure image shrouded in myth. In this feature-length portrait narrated by the author's granddaughter actress Mariel Hemingway examines the remarkable life story of this legendary Nobel lau...

Bob Hope

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Biography of actor Bob Hope. Whether performing for Presidents or soldiers, he never failed to leave them laughing. Includes rare home movies and photographs. Film Duration: 86 min
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After years of struggle, false starts, and a debut album that never came out following an attempt on his life, 50 Cent became the biggest new star in hip-hop in 2003 with the release of his album, which documented his hardscrabble existence on New York’s mean streets. 50 Cent: Who Dares Wins is an u...
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The Game spits the truth about his rise from the streets of Compton on camera and on stage with insights on a chaotic childhood, the drugs, the shootings that almost killed him, the falling out with G-Unit, his infamous beef with 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, and his rebirth as a multi-platinum powerhouse. T...

Sylvia Plath

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Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. Sylvia Plath committed suicide on February 11, 1963. Controversy continu...
Delve into the Prince of Motown’s violent childhood to uncover the root of Marvin’s strained relationship with his strict father and to understand his struggle with drugs.This compelling documentary series unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of...
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On January 20th, 1993, William Jefferson Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. At the time, most Americans were not aware of the extent of Clinton's criminal background, nor were they aware of the media blackout which kept this information from the public. As State Attorney General...
(1994) [Biography A&E]- This episode of Biography tells the story of the uncontested master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's haunting poems and chilling stories established him as one of the most important men of American letters. But behind his popularity and artistic success was a person...

Al Capone

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Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. In 1920 during the height of Prohibition, Capone"s multi-million dollar Chicago operation in bootlegging, prostitution and gambling dominated the organized...

Seeking Elvis

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American humorist Dave Barry said it best: “Eventually everybody hasto die, except Elvis”. In many ways in both culture and the law, ElvisPresley never really died. Today, after more than 35 years since ElvisPresley’s death in 1977, the “King of Rock and Roll” lives on...
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born on July 6th 1946. He is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. Stallone has played two famous characters: Rocky Balboa, the boxer who overcame all odds to fight for love and glory, and John Rambo, a courageous soldier who...
A good insight insights into the one of the greatest minds in photography.Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 -- August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped devel...
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Renowned for her legendary beauty and startling violet eyes, actress Elizabeth Taylor has mesmerized audiences with her dramatic performances on the big screen as well as her private life, which included eight marriages and seven husbands. She was the Queen of Hollywood, with a film career spanning...
Evan Davis traces the history of Steve Jobs' time in control at Apple, with contributions from insiders including the company's co-founder Steve Wozniak, world wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, branding guru Rita Clifton and Stephen Fry. The presenter hears stories of how Jobs, a college dropout, w...
Human, All Too Human is a three-part 1999 documentary television series produced by the BBC. It follows the lives of three prominent philosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre. The theme of this documentary revolves heavily around the school of philosophical thought kn...
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1991, near the end of the Gulf War, FRONTLINE investigated the personal and political history of Saddam Hussein. Through interviews with Saddam's former neighbors, members of his government, military leaders, journalists, and Middle East experts, correspondent Hodding Carter revealed the fears, the...
Human, All Too Human is a three-part 1999 documentary televisionseries produced by the BBC. It follows the lives of three prominentphilosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-PaulSartre. The theme of this documentary revolves heavily around theschool of philosophical thought known...
1970’s America, Hip-Hop was in it’s early phase rising up from the ghettos of New York, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, a perfect environment to breed raps most political group but that wasn’t where the Public Enemy story started, it began on the more affluent streets of New Yorks,...
They came with one intention to bring straightforward, no-nonsense rock and roll music to the masses. With grit and determination they rose from a small rock scene in Austrailia to become one of the most successful acts in the world. Their 1980 record, Back in Black is the second best selling album...
Amy Winehouse sadly joined the notourious 27 club on 23rd July 2011. Amy joins music icons such as Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Hendrix and Jim Morrission, who all tragically died at the young age of 27.Whats even more tragic, is that she only released two albums, and did not live long enough to mature in to...