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Genghis Khan

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In the year 1162 deep in the heart of Asia a child was born, he was clutching a blood clot, a so called sign from heaven that he was destined to be a great warrior. His life was to become a legend, his name was Genghis Khan. Many believe his story is a simple one, that being he was the incarnation o...

Jefferson

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Of all the founding fathers Thomas Jefferson is the most complex and enigmatic, he is a man with an ever changing portrait one which is full of contradictions, he’s a champion if individual liberty who owned slaves all his life, a fiscal conservative who lives deeply in debt, an agrarian ideal...
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Alexander The Great the shining light of Ancient Greece, the prince from remote Macedonia would become the greatest conquer of all time. No one would have thought that someone would have tried to conquer the whole world, yet alone almost succeed.He was the first European to establish an Empire, an E...

Ted Bundy

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By now most of you should be aware of who Ted Bundy was but in case you have been living under a rock for the last 40 odd years he was one of Americas most prolific serial killers who assaulted and murdered many young women and girls during the 1970s, possibly even earlier. Just before he was schedu...
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Diana: In Her Own Words is a film produced by Channel 4 which was released to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales, Diana. Using an incredible amount of archived footage and being narrated by recordings of Diana herself, the recordings themselves were taken from conversati...
Ronnie and Reggie Kray were the twins who became the undisputed bosses of East End gangland but were they born villains or did fate shape them for the role?In this film we hear the definitive tale of how Britain’s most notorious criminals managed to gain such a ferocious reputation for extreme...

Oscar Wilde

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Writer Michael Bracewell presents an unusual and provocative look at the life and legacy of Oscar Wilde, the controversial Irish-born writer. Michael sets out to rescue him from the dangers of respectability byportraying him as an inspiration to generations of rockers and artists.Contributors includ...

KANYE WEST

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Recently we have seen Kanye West flat out releasing new music, from Pusha T’s album Daytona to his own projects Ye and Kids See Ghosts and more to come from Nas and others. With this flood of new music we see YouTuber True Geordie drop a new episode for his True Life Stories series which focus...
Amy Winehouse was a popular singer and songwriter, winner of 5 Grammy awards. She was successful with many musical styles like jazz, R&B and Jazz. Even though she was talented musician, she was just as well known for her health and drugs problems as her music. At July 23th 2011, aged 27, Amy Winehou...
The Notorious B.I.G. is no doubt on every Hip-Hop fan’s short list of the greatest rappers of all time. Most importantly, B.I.G. was respected and revered by his peers in the game.Everyone from Jay Z to Tupac became captivated by his velvety flow and unparalleled rhyme style. He left behind a legacy...
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Mary Poppins is one of the most celebrated fictional characters of all time, absolutely adored by generations around the world. She is a magical character who happens to also be very believable but the creator of Mary Poppins, the Australian author Pamela Travers has until now been virtually unknown...
While in a trance state, Edgar Cayce's ability to peer into the past and future with uncanny psychic accuracy was demonstrated repeatedly. Cayce gave psychic "readings" to thousands of seekers while in an unconscious state, diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived in the past and prophecies ye...
With the release of Netflix new series entitled Mindhunter there has been a resurgence of interest in one particular serial killer who is depicted throughout, his name is Edmund Kemper or ‎The CoEd Killer. This film manages to combine two interviews together with a sprinkle of dramatisation to give...
American Vice-President Dick Cheney has walked the corridors of world power for three decades. Cheney’s remarkable life story involves the relentless accumulation of power in every form. Elected for a second term, he continues to be one of the most powerful and well-connected men in the world. The f...
British boxing legend Chris Eubank sits down with and speaks to award-winning TV journalist Gabriel Clarke about his life in sport and the legacy in which he left behind once retiring. From his early life growing up on the streets of Peckham to defending his world title 18 times we learn about what...
In December 1993, Michael Jackson was forced to face his toughest audience yet, the DA and cops from the L.A.P.D. who were now investigating allegations of child abuse. The police were collecting evidence to corroborate the story of Michaels accusers. How was it that the king of pop got to this?Phys...
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“I Am Evel Knievel” takes a unique look at the life of Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel, through the use of archival footage we experience some of Evel’s greatest jumps and learn about his rise to fame, having started off as a small town rebel in Butte, Montana, to becoming...
Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist and author who founded the art of gonzo journalism. In this film we see Nick Nolte conduct a detailed examination of his life and death, exploring Thompson’s outrageous exploits which inspired various films including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,...
A video retrospective on the life of the famous patent clerk-turned-physicist. Rare photos and news footage, together with excerpts from his personal diaries, bring to life not only the man, but the world in which he lived as well. Narrated by William Hurt.
Title aside, we’ll never see the likes of Tupac Shakur again. The late rap superstar was a complex, contradictory figure and, throughout the course of this riveting documentary, it’s as if he’s back in our world again. Produced by his mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur, Tupa...
Wyatt Earp has been portrayed in many films and television shows throughout the years but these fictional portrayals tend to overlook the complexities and flaws of a man whose life is a window into the judicial, political and economic opportunities that arose for those living throughout the American...
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...