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It’s a tough life trying to make people laugh. It might be fun for some but utter misery for others – it is a journey nonetheless into the unpredictable existence of the jobbing comedian.
Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of one of the world's favourite composers, Fryderyk Chopin.
8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
Filmmaker Steven Cantor examines the life and career of ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, from his early days in the Ukraine to his performances in the United Kingdom, Russia and America.
A Texas oil billionaire attempts to buy out a remote Scottish fishing village for an oil refinery, and sends ace dealmaker Mac (Peter Riegert) to secure his property rights.
Based on John M Brinnin's account of his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas', first visit to New York in 1950.
A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.
The Killing Fields is the true story of one man's heroism and the struggle for two men to reunite.
The first truly comprehensive feature length cinema documentary ever made about Beethoven.
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface.
Filmmaker Phil Grabsky examines the great composer's life and music.
Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.
From the makers of AMY and SENNA. Director Mat Whitecross's film uses rare, unseen footage and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Oasis in all its intense and volatile glory.
In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnap and torture.
Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years. Life through a Lens reveals a woman who has become as iconic as the people she has photographed.
An inspirational and life-affirming rags-to-riches true story of a barmaid who bred a champion racehorse.
Incomparable British broadcaster Louis Theroux is hilariously provocative in his first feature documentary, LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE.
Two cricket fans who became journalists, Old Etonian Sam Collins and larrikin Aussie Jarrod Kimber, from opposite ends of the social and geographic scale but united by their love of Test cricket, join forces to try to help save it.
Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history's most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners' Strike.
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society.
During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.
If you dream your own death, can it come true?
The Tube is full of surprising oddities and historical quirks. You probably walk right past a few every day, without ever noticing.
Relive the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, arguably the greatest cricket tournament on the planet, from the stunning Opening Ceremony to its exciting climax in Mumbai.
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In 1971, a group of friends sailed into a nuclear test zone. Their protest captured the world's imagination.
The ground-breaking puppetry and animation technique pioneered by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson is brought to life in this definitive documentary, revealing the passion and dedication behind their process.
On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden.
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf.
InRealLife takes us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, to find out what exactly the internet is doing to our children..
Inside Out is a film about the french artist JR giving away his method and the inspiring stories that follow.
A historical documentary about The Rolling Stones Hyde Park Concert in 1969.
Once the bastion of freedom and civil liberties, the UK is now one of the most advanced surveillance societies in the world - ranked third after Russia and China.
Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the worldâ??s most controversial composer, Richard Wagner. Can he salvage the music he loves from its dark associations with anti-semitism and Hitler?
Narrated by Liam Neeson, ROAD tells the story one family's legacy and two generations of motorcycle road racers. United by their yearning for victory and capacity for thrill seeking, these two sets of brothers engage in the most visceral of sports.
Since their humble beginnings as a group of friends with dreams of stardom in the late 1970s, the boys of Spandau Ballet have lived the dream.
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave.
Scott Walker is one of the most influential and enigmatic figures in rock history.
This intimate portrait, filmed over 18 years, reveals the individuals behind the living sculptures that are Gilbert and George.
An astonishing portrait of one of the world's most renowned artists, David Hockney.
Artist, innovator, visionary: architect Norman Foster is all this and more.
In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro dâ??Italia. This titanic feat of physical and mental endurance has never since been matched.
American Samoa's soccer team is an international laughing stock. Losers who haven't won a game in 10 years, they are desperate to gain the support and pride of their nation.
It was a match made in heaven: she was the darling of American tennis, an outspoken activist against sexism in sport and society; he was the charismatic, fast-talking, hustling chauvinist showman.
In 1971, Motor Racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix.
An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.
Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big.
A maverick, a dreamer, an artist: Philippe Petit is all of these things and more.
Three years in the making, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern cultureâ??s most iconic heroes to the big screen.
This is the breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history.
"A film about a man who tried to make a film about me" is how renowned British graffiti artist Banksy describes this feature.
From the Academy Award-winning producer of MAN ON WIRE comes a powerful, unforgettable music mystery. Rodriguez was the greatest â??70s US rock icon who never was.
Five heroes, four continents, one dream of true love.