Biographies

The Hitch

Christopher Hitchens was a journalist, author, essayist, religious and literary critic who was not one to be considered shy when it came to flexing his intellect. In the course of his career he contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, and Vanity Fair. He was also the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of over 30 book

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Amy

Amy

A close and personal depiction of the life and death of the late British musician Amy Winehouse, directed by Asif Kapadia. Using archival footage and home videos we get a real sense for who Amy Winehouse was and what she was about, how her career began to blossom and the road which ultimately led to her death at just 27 years old. The film itself starts off with a 1998 home of a fourteen year o

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Deep Purple: Behind The Music

They set out as five talented young brits who got together at the peek of the psychedelic pop-rock movement. They focused on making a harder and heavier sound which put them in the company of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as the forefathers of hard rock and heavy metal. Along the way the band wrote one of the most iconic rock riffs and songs in the history of rock and roll, this was of course

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Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Born August 13, 1926, Fidel Castro is now 89 years of age and one of the most controversial / diverse world figures around. He has been decorated with many international awards and those that support him, hail him as a champion of socialism, anti-imperialism and humanitarianism, whose revolutionary regime managed to win Cuba it's independence from the so called "American imperialism". Those who

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Clinton

William Jefferson 'Bill' Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States and served in office from 1993 up until 2001. At the age of 46 he became the third youngest president and in this hour long special we follow his bumpy road to presidential victory, examining the amazing triumph gained over repeated scandals and setbacks. Clinton was a president who rose from a broken childhood in Arka

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Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson

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, and The Rum Diaries. Through interviews with Thompson's friends, family and colleagues we get a very v

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Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success

When it comes to the world of football (soccer for you yanks :P), the name Sir Alex Ferguson is one that carries a lot of weight, it is a name associated with greatness and success. Described as one of the greatest leaders Britain ever produced, Ferguson was the mastermind behind one of the biggest brands the country had to offer, Manchester United. Over a period of 26 years, Sir Alex managed to

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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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Alfred Hitchcock: Living Famously

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 Hitchcock. We see how as a child he grew up in the suburbs of London as somewhat of a loner, how

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