Biographies

Secret Lives: L. Ron Hubbard

An intriguing, but bizarre, biographical documentary by Channel 4 on the 'Secret Life' of L Ron Hubbard - the Sci Fi author and creator of the Scientology cult. This biopic from 1997, with some fantastic archive interviews with the man (and other people from the 'org' who knew him) - is an interesting look at the start/development of the weird cult and its even stranger founder: L Ron Hubbard.

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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

In 1977, Roman Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles on charges he gave drugs and had sex with a 13-year-old girl he was photographing for Vogue. Eleven months later, having pled guilty to one count, he fled to Europe before sentencing. This film examines that year-long period, using archival footage of the media frenzy and of Polanski's life before the charges, clips from his films, and contemp

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Born July 2, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, Robin Williams was undoubtedly one of TV and film's most beloved stars of all time. In the early days his improvisational style of stand up comedy landed him his own television show, Mork and Mindy which gave him a centre stage in which he could develop more as an actor. He later played many memorable roles, both comedic and dramatic and after three previou

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Robert F. Kennedy

Robert Francis Kennedy would almost certainly have been president if his violent death hadn’t intervened. He was brave, claims one biographer, “precisely because he was fearful and self-doubting.” This probing and perceptive biography reassesses the remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, the boy Joe Sr. called the “runt.” Featuring extensive interviews with family members, frie

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Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule

Of all the people who have ever lived, there is only one that can say "I am Rik Mayall", creator of the TV series The Young Ones, a pan global phenomenon and loved by millions. On the day Rik was born god cried "let there by light entertainment" and there was, he dreamt the impossible dream and there will never be another. For those that are unfamiliar with his work Richard Mayall, was an Engli

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Rihanna: Road To Talk That Talk

Rihanna takes us back back stage as she begins the journey into her latest album ‘Talk That Talk’. The video also takes us back stage on the last day of the LOUD Tour. Whilst visiting her native country Barbados, we go behind the scenes on the Talk That Talk album photo shoot, then she talks about her fans. The footage opens with a group of individuals sat with the Bajan star as they talk about

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Richie Hawtin

Slices - Pioneers Of Electronic Music Vol. 1 - Richie Hawtin The launch of this DVD special series, Slices - Pioneers of Electronic Music celebrates in detail the life and work of prominent artists or "pioneers" in the global electronic music scene. The first edition is a documentary film based on electronic producer, performer and industry icon, Richie Hawtin. The film draws from the important

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Queen: Days of Our Lives

In 1971, four university students got together to form a band. Since then, that certain band called Queen have released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. The popularity of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon is stronger than ever. Their story is a remarkable one, a narrative that covers early struggles, huge obstacles, success, arguments, breakups, triumph

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Public Enemy: Prophets of Rage

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, Long Island. They were the biggest rap group on the planet and the most controversial, they sold millions of recor

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