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Misc documentaries that are one shots from various networks.

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11 episodes

2009x01 The Botany of Desire

  • Season Premiere

    no air date — 60 mins

Pollan narrates his own experience with each of the plants, which he then intertwines with an exploration into their social history. Each section presents an element of human domestication, or the "human bumblebee" as Pollan calls us. The stories range from the true story of Johnny Appleseed to Pollan's first-hand research with sophisticated marijuana hybrids in Amsterdam to the paradigm-shifting possibilities of genetically engineered potatoes.

2009x02 Geisha Girl

  • 2009-03-28T05:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Documentary following 15-year-old Yukina as she leaves home and moves to Kyoto to embark on the arduous training needed to become a geisha. The profession has always been shrouded in controversy, with some believing geisha are little more than high-class prostitutes. At such a young age, does Yukina really understand what this ancient profession has in store for her? .

2009x03 Nigel Marven's Giant Snake Invasion

  • 2009-12-23T06:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Wildlife adventurer Nigel Marven wrestles with reptiles in Florida, which is experiencing a growing problem with invading Burmese pythons.

2009x04 The Living Body

  • 2009-09-19T06:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

he team behind the acclaimed Animals in the Womb, The Living Body combine Emmy Award-winning CGI, special effects photography and cutting-edge medical imagery to follow the development of one body, from the inside. The programme concentrates primarily on the life of one female subject, from the moment of birth through the crisis of puberty and on to adulthood and old age. Looking at how the body deals with accidents, infection, disease and infirmity, the film uses its unique point of view to look inside the extraordinary world of the human body, revealing a stunning new perspective on how our bodies function, grow and mature.

2009x05 The Real Cabaret

  • 2009-10-20T06:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Few musicals can claim to capture the mood of a historical period as well as the 1972 classic Cabaret. Liza Minnelli's unforgettable portrayal of singer Sally Bowles and the film's stylish recreation of the era have become defining images of Weimar Berlin. In this documentary, actor Alan Cumming explores the truths behind the fiction. He meets many of those closely involved with the original film, including Liza Minnelli, and talks to cabaret artists, among them acclaimed performer Ute Lemper. Alan explores the origins of the Cabaret story in the writings of Christopher Isherwood and uncovers the story of the real life Sally Bowles, a woman very different from her fictional counterpart. He talks to the composer of Cabaret about the inspiration for the film's most famous songs and discovers the stories of the original composers and performers, among them Marlene Dietrich. Finally, Alan reveals the tragic fate of many of the cabaret artists at the hands of the Nazis. The documentary pays tribute to the magic of the original film and explores the fascinating and often shocking reality of the people and stories that inspired it.

2009x09 JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America, Part 1

  • 2009-10-11T06:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Just hours before his death, John F. Kennedy appeared before a crowd in Fort Worth, Texas to honor the freedoms of America in what would be his final speech. Though the Zapruder film, a silent, 8mm home movie of the presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza, is the most complete visual recording of JFK s assassination, it is just part of a vast record of sights and sounds captured on camera that day. This four-hour special from HISTORYTM uses unique, rarely seen and heard footage to document the Kennedy assassination and the nearly 50 years of speculation and controversy that changed America. Home movies from eyewitnesses, Dallas police dispatch radio recordings, and raw news footage provide a shocking, unflinching look at the assassination of the president and the days that followed while examining the aftermath, and the enduring controversies, that emerged as succeeding generations of Americans struggled to comprehend the sudden murder of an unforgettable leader.

2009x10 JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America, Part 2

  • 2009-10-11T06:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Just hours before his death, John F. Kennedy appeared before a crowd in Fort Worth, Texas to honor the freedoms of America in what would be his final speech. Though the Zapruder film, a silent, 8mm home movie of the presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza, is the most complete visual recording of JFK s assassination, it is just part of a vast record of sights and sounds captured on camera that day. This four-hour special from HISTORYTM uses unique, rarely seen and heard footage to document the Kennedy assassination and the nearly 50 years of speculation and controversy that changed America. Home movies from eyewitnesses, Dallas police dispatch radio recordings, and raw news footage provide a shocking, unflinching look at the assassination of the president and the days that followed while examining the aftermath, and the enduring controversies, that emerged as succeeding generations of Americans struggled to comprehend the sudden murder of an unforgettable leader.

2009x11 The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After

  • 2009-10-18T06:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

A behind-the-scenes look at November 22, 1963 from the unique perspective of Lyndon Johnson. On his pivotal first day as President, Lyndon Johnson is put to the test as he contends with the jarring transfer of political power and the daunting challenge of securing the trust of a devastated nation. From new details about when JFK really died, to the truth behind LBJ's Oath of Office photo on Air Force One, this special uncovers an unfamiliar story born out of one of the most crucial days in American history

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