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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.
Incomparable British broadcaster Louis Theroux is hilariously provocative in his first feature documentary, LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE.
Based on John M Brinnin's account of his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas', first visit to New York in 1950.
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.
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.
An inspirational and life-affirming rags-to-riches true story of a barmaid who bred a champion racehorse.
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.
In 1971, a group of friends sailed into a nuclear test zone. Their protest captured the world's imagination.
Director: Louise Osmond
Country: United Kingdom
A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave.
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.
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.
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.
The Tube is full of surprising oddities and historical quirks. You probably walk right past a few every day, without ever noticing.
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.
Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history's most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners' Strike.
Country: United Kingdom
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.
From the producers of THE CONSTANT GARDENER and THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is based on the best selling novel. When civil war breaks out in Nigeria in the late 60s, political lines are drawn and families are forced to scatter.
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.
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.
Inside Out is a film about the french artist JR giving away his method and the inspiring stories that follow.
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.
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..
On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden.
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.
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.
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf.
8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
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.
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?
"A film about a man who tried to make a film about me" is how renowned British graffiti artist Banksy describes this feature.
Five heroes, four continents, one dream of true love.
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.
Artist, innovator, visionary: architect Norman Foster is all this and more.
An astonishing portrait of one of the world's most renowned artists, David Hockney.
If you dream your own death, can it come true?
This intimate portrait, filmed over 18 years, reveals the individuals behind the living sculptures that are Gilbert and George.
Director: Carlos Carcas, Norberto Lopez Amado
Country: United Kingdom
A maverick, a dreamer, an artist: Philippe Petit is all of these things and more.
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.
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface.
Scott Walker is one of the most influential and enigmatic figures in rock history.
A historical documentary about The Rolling Stones Hyde Park Concert in 1969.