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What the Bleep Do We Know!? (also written What tнe #$*! Dө ωΣ (k)πow!? and What the #$*! Do We Know!?) is a 2004 film which combines documentary-style interviews, computer-animated graphics, and a narrative that posits a spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness. The plot follows the story of a deaf photographer; as she encounters emotional and existential obstacles in her life, she comes to consider the idea that individual and group consciousness can influence the material world. Her experiences are offered by the filmmakers as an illustration of the movie's thesis about quantum physics and consciousness. The 2004 cinematic release of the film was followed by a substantially changed, extended DVD version in 2006.

Special 19 The Last Continent

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In 2005, a small group of scientists and filmmakers agreed to leave everything behind for more than a year to sail to the Antarctic and live in isolation. Following in the path of the greatest explorers, expedition leader Jean Lemire and the crew of the Sedna IV dedicated themselves completely to measuring the threat posed by global warming in a place where Earth is particularly vulnerable. The resulting film, is a record of their incredible 430-day journey that inspires equal measures of fear and admiration. Alternating between captivating images of beauty and serenity, and spine-tingling sequences where the ship's crew finds itself on the edge of catastrophe, this is an expedition where danger and wonder are inextricably linked.

Special 21 Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

  • 2006-02-24T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

In the middle of a harsh desert valley sits the bizarre Salton Sea.

The Berlin Wall – Escape to Freedom Fascinating and revealing documentary that chronicles the amazing stories of the courageous East Germans who dared to cross the eponymous landmark from Soviet-controlled repression, to the freedom that awaited them in West Berlin.

A global television broadcast of the event in which former Pink Floyd leader singer and composer Roger Waters led an all-star cast in a mammoth benefit performance of his acclaimed concept album/concert, The Wall, in support of The War Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief. Set in Berlin, Germany less than a year after the destruction of the hated Berlin Wall, Waters was accompanied by disparate talents such as Cyndi Lauper, James Galway, Joni Mitchell and Albert Finney in the classic dark musical tale of a rock star's descent into madness and back. The performance was subsequently released as a top-selling video.

1x01 Dinosaurs on Ice

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Recently screened on ABC 1 in Australia, Dinosaurs on Ice follows the extreme journey of Australian paleontologist Tom Rich and gold miner Bobby Fithian as they attempt to uncover the bones of dinosaurs trapped in ice for over 40 million years. Working in harsh and dangerous conditions, the team use state-of-the-art technology and some good old fashioned explosives (dynamite) to create a mine in remote Alaska to uncover these remains that have been hidden away for millions of years. The documentary is complimented with realistic CGI to give the viewer a true insight into the lives of these rare polar dinosaurs and although the documentary does focus on these ancient creatures, it also highlights the issues that this team experienced which not only stretched relationships but threatened some of their lives in the harsh climate of Alaska. A gripping and engaging documentary that we could happily recommend to all viewers who are interested in dinosaurs or man's attempt to overcome the almost impossible.

1x14 Ant Attack

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1x19 The Last Continent

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In 2005, a small group of scientists and filmmakers agreed to leave everything behind for more than a year to sail to the Antarctic and live in isolation. Following in the path of the greatest explorers, expedition leader Jean Lemire and the crew of the Sedna IV dedicated themselves completely to measuring the threat posed by global warming in a place where Earth is particularly vulnerable. The resulting film, is a record of their incredible 430-day journey that inspires equal measures of fear and admiration. Alternating between captivating images of beauty and serenity, and spine-tingling sequences where the ship's crew finds itself on the edge of catastrophe, this is an expedition where danger and wonder are inextricably linked.

1x21 Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

  • 2006-02-24T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

In the middle of a harsh desert valley sits the bizarre Salton Sea.

The Berlin Wall – Escape to Freedom Fascinating and revealing documentary that chronicles the amazing stories of the courageous East Germans who dared to cross the eponymous landmark from Soviet-controlled repression, to the freedom that awaited them in West Berlin.

1x24 The Wall: Live in Berlin

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A global television broadcast of the event in which former Pink Floyd leader singer and composer Roger Waters led an all-star cast in a mammoth benefit performance of his acclaimed concept album/concert, The Wall, in support of The War Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief. Set in Berlin, Germany less than a year after the destruction of the hated Berlin Wall, Waters was accompanied by disparate talents such as Cyndi Lauper, James Galway, Joni Mitchell and Albert Finney in the classic dark musical tale of a rock star's descent into madness and back. The performance was subsequently released as a top-selling video.

2x01 Africa Sahara

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2x02 Insect Wars

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2x09 Samurai Sword

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2x11 Amazing Earth

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2x15 Bear Island

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What the Bleep Do We Know!? (also written What tнe #$*! Dө ωΣ (k)πow!? and What the #$*! Do We Know!?) is a 2004 film which combines documentary-style interviews, computer-animated graphics, and a narrative that posits a spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness. The plot follows the story of a deaf photographer; as she encounters emotional and existential obstacles in her life, she comes to consider the idea that individual and group consciousness can influence the material world. Her experiences are offered by the filmmakers as an illustration of the movie's thesis about quantum physics and consciousness. The 2004 cinematic release of the film was followed by a substantially changed, extended DVD version in 2006.

4x01 The Real Rain Man

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1959x01 Come Sailing

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    2013-05-28T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Isle of Wight-based boat designer Uffa Fox teaches Southern Television's Julian Pettifer the essentials of handling a sailboat in this short Southern documentary/educational film. see http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/itvsouth/southern_programmes.html

1998x01 Warbirds - P-38 Lightning

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Many pilots say the Lockheed Lightning P-38 was the best fighter plane of World War II -- it was the first fighter to fly at over 400 miles per hour -- and this video gives an up-close look at this remarkable twin-engine war bird, including a ride in a fully restored P-38. As a bonus, find out what prompted teenage boys to flirt with death as air aces as we visit Richard Brown, a World War II pilot who actually kept a broken leg a secret so he could keep flying missions.

1999x01 If We Had No Moon

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Patrick Stewart, the famous Professor X from "X-Men", is the narrator of this documentary what begins with an imaginary disaster: Venus hitting the Earth and destroying both. A fantasy?, maybe, but much astronomer scientist and other experts believe what, if the moon didn't exist, surely would have happened already. With the help and the explain of some of these scientist, they will discover the reality and mystery of our satellite, from the faraway past...until the terrible future, when the moon, too much far from us, does what the Earth fatally overturns on Its axis by the absence of the lunar gravity. Somebody want to see It?

2000x01 Dangerous days : on the edge of blade runner

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"Mark Kermode charts how the film, Blade Runner came to influence films, television, feature films and define the future, charting the genesis of what is arguably one of the all time great sci-fi films from Philip K. Dick’s 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' to the Director’s Cut. Features interviews with Ridley Scott, the cast and those who created the humid, sprawling metropolis, the documentary also features previously unseen footage and original special effects test footage and finally reveals the answer to the question whether Deckard is human or replicant."

2002x01 Edge of the universe 1 : Planets from Hell

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    2002-01-07T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

In recent years, astronomers have been caught up in one of the most exciting scientific quests - to find new planets around distant stars. Planets from Hell tells the story of these hostile new worlds that have been discovered and explores the tantalising possibility of one day finding a planet like Earth.

2002x02 Edge of the universe 2 : Killers in Space

  • 2002-01-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

A look at how our solar system is teeming with thousands of asteroids and comets. While an impact would be catastrophic for human life, it is now thought these mini-worlds played a vital part in kick-starting life on our planet. Following NASA's successful landing of a probe on an asteroid, these mysterious objects are now yielding their secrets.

2002x03 Edge of the universe 3 : Final Frontier

  • 2002-01-21T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Cosmologists answer questions about the shape and size of the cosmos, and how, by decoding radiation from the dawn of time - 15 billion years ago - they can discover the limits and the ultimate destiny of the Universe.

2002x07 Spellbound

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This documentary follows 8 teens and pre-teens as they work their way toward the finals of the Scripps Howard national spelling bee championship in Washington D.C. All work quite hard and practice daily, first having to win their regional championship before they can move on. Interviews include the parents and teachers who are working with them. The competitors not only work hard to get to the finals but face tremendous pressure as the original group of over 250 competitors is whittled down and the words they must spell get ever more difficult.

2003x01 The War File: Great German Battleships

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The documentary release The War File: Great German Battleships of World War II culls from material including vintage archival footage, interviews with former Nazi officers, and file photographs to provide a detailed exploration of the British Royal Navy's pursuit of several German maritime vessels during the Second World War. Each chapter is devoted to one subject; topics include the Dreadnoughts, the Scharnhorst, the Bismarck, Channel Dash and Tirpitz.

2003x02 Fat Girls and Feeders

  • 2003-03-27T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

A look at the sub-culture of "feeders" - men who are continue feed large women to encourage them to gain more weight to the point where the women become immobile and risk their lives. Featuring interviews with both the male feeders and the women they feed.

2004x01 Satoyama: Japan's Secret Water Garden

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The documentary is about how the local residents of this village - Satoyama - live in harmony with nature. "Satoyama" is the word for a unique ecosystem wherein man and nature live in balance. Colourful fishes (carp) move about freely in the kitchen sink acting as nature's cleaning agent by scavenging on the remnants of the dinner plate. The canal water teem with life as the seasons change. The fishes caught in spring are fermented over many months to become part of a meal in November! Each shot has an artistic streak to it and a story to tell.

2006x01 Seven Days That Changed New Orleans

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The whole world watched those first gripping moments of Hurricane Katrina. Reports of the worst natural disaster in American history traveled across the nation to an audience eager for news – while inside New Orleans, chaos reined. In the midst of the crisis, houses were swept away, lives were uprooted and information was paramount. Natrrated by NBC’s HARDBALL host Chris Matthews, this is the story of the efforts of one TV station – Hearst-Argyle Television’s WDSU-TV – to stay on the air and continue to provide vital news coverage. In the face of overwhelming odds they became a lifeline to the region and to audiences around the world.

2006x02 The Path to 9/11 - Part 1

  • 2006-09-10T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

The miniseries presented a dramatization of the sequence of events leading to the September 11, 2001 attacks by Al Qaeda on the United States, starting from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and up to the minutes after the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. The point of view of the movie is from two primary protagonists: John P. O'Neill, and a composite Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent, "Kirk". O'Neill was the real-life Special Agent in charge of Al Qaeda investigations at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He died in the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11 shortly after retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and taking the position of Director of Security for the World Trade Center. The composite CIA agent "Kirk" is shown dealing with various American allies, especially Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, in Afghanistan. In addition, "Patricia", a CIA headquarters analyst, represents the views of the rank and file at CIA headquarters. The miniseries features dramatizations of various incidents summarized in the 9/11 Commission Report, and represented in high level discussions held within both the Clinton and Bush administrations. The final hour of the movie dramatizes the events of 9/11, including a re-creation of the second plane entering the World Trade Center, Tom Burnett's calls to his wife, and John Miller's reporting near the scene of the attacks. The film concludes with information about the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, as well as the performance evaluation the Commission gave the government when it reconvened in 2005.

2006x03 The Path to 9/11 - Part 2

  • 2006-09-11T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

The miniseries presented a dramatization of the sequence of events leading to the September 11, 2001 attacks by Al Qaeda on the United States, starting from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and up to the minutes after the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. The point of view of the movie is from two primary protagonists: John P. O'Neill, and a composite Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent, "Kirk". O'Neill was the real-life Special Agent in charge of Al Qaeda investigations at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He died in the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11 shortly after retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and taking the position of Director of Security for the World Trade Center. The composite CIA agent "Kirk" is shown dealing with various American allies, especially Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, in Afghanistan. In addition, "Patricia", a CIA headquarters analyst, represents the views of the rank and file at CIA headquarters. The miniseries features dramatizations of various incidents summarized in the 9/11 Commission Report, and represented in high level discussions held within both the Clinton and Bush administrations. The final hour of the movie dramatizes the events of 9/11, including a re-creation of the second plane entering the World Trade Center, Tom Burnett's calls to his wife, and John Miller's reporting near the scene of the attacks. The film concludes with information about the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, as well as the performance evaluation the Commission gave the government when it reconvened in 2005.

2007x01 The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

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    2007-06-08T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High is a 2007 documentary film by Canadian filmmaker Brett Harvey. The film explores the illegal growth, sale and trafficking of marijuana. Its theatrical run was limited to film festivals. The film follows host Adam Scorgie as he examines the underground market, interviewing growers, police officers, criminologists, economists, doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, revealing how the industry can function despite being a criminal enterprise. The history of marijuana and the reasons for its present prohibition are discussed, often comparing it to the prohibition of alcohol in the United States in the 1930s, suggesting that gang drug warfare and other negative aspects associated with marijuana are a result of prohibition, not the drug itself. The gangs that grow and traffic the drugs are likened to those that appeared in major U.S. cities during the Prohibition, with the intention of profiting from the sale of illegal alcohol.

2007x02 Alcatraz: Living Hell

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Alcatraz was the countrys first maximum security penitentiary designed for troublemakers both high risk and high-profile. Infamous gangsters and cons like Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly and "The Birdman" Robert Stroud; and many other criminals who were no less dangerous. Over 29 years, these desperate inmates challenged the prison again and again. The Rock was tough, but the inmates were convinced they were tougher. Go behind the legend and discover the strengths and weaknesses of Alcatraz, on Building the Rock.

2007x03 James May My Sisters Top Toys

  • 2007-12-23T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

The show focused on the toys loved by his elder and younger sisters, including dolls, dolls' houses, dolls' prams, Girls' World, Ladybird Books, Spirograph, and a Palitoy (Kenner) Tree Tots Family House. May speaks about how he often played with them as they were hand-me-downs. During the show, May sets up a race as a girls' school (Skipton Girls' High School) and a boys' school (Ermysted's Grammar School) battle it out in a go-kart time trial, using their own converted Silver Cross prams. May gets his own made by the pram factory. He tests it out, battling for first place alongside the girls and the boys.

2007x04 Nazi Pop Twins

  • 2007-07-19T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Nazi Pop Twins is a 2007 British documentary wherein filmmaker James Quinn travels to the United States to investigate Prussian Blue, a pop duo composed of twin sisters Lynx and Lamb Gaede.

2007x05 Seriously Dirty Dancing

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A celebration of 20 years of the movie Dirty Dancing in which Dawn Porter embarks on a light-hearted pilgrimage to the original filming locations, re-enacts some of the best scenes from this cult movie, meets the writer, some of the cast and backstage crew, and even learns The Final Dance with her own self-styled ‘Patrick Swayze’. It aired in October 2007 receiving the highest 10pm audience share of any documentary on Five for over two years.

Historian Michael Wood delves through medieval court records to follow the fortunes of a village in Hertfordshire and, more particularly, the family of peasant Christina Cok. The 14th century was a perilous time in British history, shot through with famine, plague and war. It was a time of climate change, virulent cattle diseases and, above all, the Black Death. But it was also the time when modern mentalities were shaped, not just by the rulers but increasingly by the common people. It was the beginning of the end of serfdom, the growth of individual freedom and the start of a capitalist market economy. Michael chooses an everyday story of a medieval country family through which to illustrate the bigger picture of how the character and destiny of ordinary British people was being shaped. It is history told not from the top of society but from the bottom - and especially through the eyes of the forgotten half of the workforce, women. Michael brings to life the story of a 14th-century extended family: peasant Christina Cok, her father Hugh, estranged husband William, and her children John and Alice. Michael shows us that though their lives might at first seem quite alien, you only have to scratch below the surface to find uncanny connections with modern-day Britons. In them, you can see our beginnings as a nation of shopkeepers and the roots of the British love affair with beer and football. Perhaps more importantly is the triumph of that sturdy and cussed streak of individualism that has been a characteristic of 'Britishness' down the centuries.

THE LIFE OF THE ORIGINAL FEMME FATALE REVEALED THIS JANUARY IN CLEOPATRA: PORTRAIT OF A KILLER - New forensic evidence tells a sinister tale of love and power in Ancient Egypt - Described as a great queen, a beautiful lover, and a political schemer, Cleopatra is one of the greatest icons in history. However, with almost no remaining evidence of her existence, details of Cleopatra's life have remained a mystery - until now. In one of the world's most exciting finds, archaeologists believe they have discovered the skeleton of Cleopatra's sister who was murdered by Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Journeying from Egypt to Turkey, CLEOPATRA: PORTRAIT OF A KILLER uncovers the story of a ruthless queen who would kill her own siblings for power. Cleopatra was renowned for her beauty and infamous for her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. Contemporary forensic investigations now reveal that the power-hungry queen would also stop at nothing - including murder - to ensure her continuing reign over Egypt. In the one-hour special CLEOPATRA: PORTRAIT OF A KILLER, we learn of a darker, more sinister side to the Queen of Egypt. Featuring exclusive interviews with the archaeological team, details of what is believed to be the skeleton of Cleopatra's sister Princess Arsinoe, and vivid dramatizations, Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer takes a look at the life of Egypt's great Queen from a fresh perspective. Learn about the intriguing story of Cleopatra's deadly rivalry with her sister in this landmark documentary that draws up a tale of rivalry, lust, incest, murder and power that destroyed an empire.

2008x05 Secrets of Body Language

  • 2008-10-01T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Body language is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously. John Borg attests that human communication consists of 93 percent body language and paralinguistic cues, while only 7% of communication consists of words themselves; however, Albert Mehrabian, the researcher whose 1960s work is the source of these statistics, has stated that this is a misunderstanding of the findings. Others assert that research has suggested that between 60 and 70 percent of all meaning is derived from nonverbal behavior. Delve into the science of non-verbal signals as this very visual and highly entertaining expose reveals the hidden language in which 93% of human communication takes place. From President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and 2008 presidential hopefuls Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, see how both politicians and celebrities use the subtle movements of body language to persuade masses, establish power, and advance careers.

2009x01 The Botany of Desire

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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

  • 2009-03-28T00:00:00-04:00 — 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

  • 2009-12-23T00:00:00-05:00 — 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

  • 2009-09-19T00:00:00-04:00 — 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

  • 2009-10-20T00:00:00-04:00 — 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

  • 2009-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 — 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

  • 2009-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 — 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

  • 2009-10-18T00:00:00-04:00 — 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

2010x01 Exploring the kalahari

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Exploring the Kalahari Go on safari with 4x4 author and film-maker Andrew St.Pierre White when he teams up with well known historian, author and lecturer on the Kalahari, Mike Main. Together they present a unique perspective of some of the remotest and rarely visited parts of the Kalahari. If you love the Kalahari; you will be absorbed, inspired and enthralled by what you see here.

2010x02 Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons

  • 2010-04-15T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons This documentary goes beyond the text of the epic poem and examines the history behind its writing. With interviews and travels in Europe, BEOWULF AND THE ANGLO-SAXONS dives into the culture of the people who created the classic myth. This title also explores the warrior society of the ancient people. Miraculously preserved over the centuries, its artistic importance was unrecognized until an essay by J. R. R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings) revealed its unity and multi-dimensional structure. Beowulf is now regarded as the most important manuscript the Anglo-Saxons have handed down to us, of immense linguistic as well as poetic value. This program sets out to trace the origins of the tribes that brought this epic into being, the war-like Norsemen from Sweden, Denmark and Germany who were to conquer and settle regions of a more clement and fertile island that would become known as England, named after the tribe of the Angles. Using 3-D animation, location footage, archive materials and interviews, the Beowulf epic is examined in the light of the civilization that created it. It investigates their religious beliefs as well as their everyday life, and suggests that, old as the poem is, it may have roots in an even more ancient fertility cult.

2010x03 Murder on the Lake

  • 2010-02-01T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Joan Root, with her husband Alan, produced beautiful and famous natural history films, born of her deep love of Africa and its flora and fauna. This delicate but determined member of Kenya's Happy Valley was gunned down in January 2006 by intruders bearing AK-47s. Four men were charged with her murder, including David Chege, the leader of a private vigilante group Root herself had financed to stop the illegal fishing that was killing Lake Naivasha, the beautiful lake beside which she lived. Chege was from Karagita, the largest of the slums that has sprung up beside the lake in the last twenty years. In that time, the population of Naivasha has rocketed from 30,000 to 350,000 as a desperate tide of impoverished migrant workers arrived in search of employment on Kenya's flourishing flower farms. This has created squalor, crime and, in the minds of Root and her fellow naturalists, ecological apocalypse. This film tells the story of the extraordinary life and brutal death of Joan Root, and of her campaign to save the lake she loved. Who killed Joan Root? Was it the fish poachers, whom Root stopped from plying their illegal trade in a bid to save her beloved Lake Naivasha? Was it her loyal lieutenant Chege, whom Root ultimately cut off from her payroll? Or was it one of her white neighbours, with whom Root had feuded? Through the telling of Root's story, the film opens a window onto contemporary Africa and the developed world's relationship to it. For it is the Kenyan rose, which is exported by the millions on a daily basis from Naivasha, that has brought not just jobs and foreign exchange earnings, but a population explosion that has caused the destruction of the environment Root worked so hard to stop. Her campaign may have ultimately cost her her life. .

Paul Merton goes in search of the origins of screen comedy in the forgotten world of silent cinema - not in Hollywood, but closer to home in pre-1914 Britain and France. Revealing the unknown stars and lost masterpieces, he brings to life the pioneering techniques and optical inventiveness of the virtuosos who mastered a new art form. With a playful eye and comic sense of timing, Merton combines the role of presenter and director to recreate the weird and wonderful world that is early European cinema in a series of cinematic experiments of his own. .

2010x05 Sun Sex and Holiday Madness

  • 2010-01-07T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

The exploits of young Britons abroad often hit the headlines, but are holidaymakers risking more than just their reputations? BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James joins British tourists heading to party capital Magaluf on the Spanish island of Mallorca, to examine the risks that many seem all too willing to take with their mind, body and soul. .

2010x06 Best Undressed

  • 2010-06-22T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Martin Taylor's revealing behind-the-scenes look at Australia's longest running and probably most politically incorrect beauty contest, Miss Nude Australia. Best Undressed is an offbeat portrait of suburban Australia that's somewhere between Strictly Come Dancing and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; always entertaining, occasionally hilarious and sometimes a little tragic. It is an intimate insight into a group of young women and their families who share the same hopes and dreams as anyone and who are striving to be the very best at what they do but without any of the pretensions of more mainstream beauty pageants.

2010x07 Gladiators: Back from the Dead

  • 2010-06-14T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Up to a million gladiators are thought to have died in arenas across the Roman Empire. And, apart from ancient Italy itself, Roman Britain had the highest density of purpose-built gladiatorial arenas in Europe. Interest in gladiators has been at an all-time high since Russell Crowe's sword and sandals epic. But the details of the lives and deaths of gladiators remain fragmentary. Now, featuring sensational new archaeological discoveries, Gladiators: Back from the Dead vividly recreates the world of the Roman arena and how six gladiators lived, fought and died. The programme reveals how the various types of gladiator were trained in special schools, including Retiarii, who fought with nets and tridents, heavyweight Myrmillonis sword fighters, Thracians armed with special 'bent' swords, Secutors (literarily pursuers) who wore special helmets, and the Bestiarii, who fought wild animals. The programme follows archaeologists and forensic anthropologists as they analyse dozens of Roman skeletons found in Britain over recent years: individuals who evidence shows came from across the Roman Empire. And, using injuries found on the bones, including weapon cut marks and even large carnivore bite marks, as well as evidence of heavy training, the programme re-creates ancient gladiatorial life and death.

2010x08 Love, Virtually

  • 2010-07-23T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Virtual love has never been bigger. In 2010, seven million of us will sign up for internet dating, a fifth of whom will find love online, and 12 million dates will be organised online. Dating websites are no longer stigmatised as a weird pastime for young people, and nearly two thirds of over-55s who are single are now using them. The internet has completely changed how people conduct their love lives, from long-distance relationships and keeping tabs on a crush, to obsessing about exes... and partners' exes. Lucy Robinson is a growing sensation in the blogging world. Her online diary, The Final Countdown, entertains thousands of marieclaire.co.uk readers with its frank and humorous tales from the frontline of internet dating. Lucy spares no detail of her cyber-love adventures, confessing freely to rampant internet stalking and imaginary love affairs with men she's never even met. In Love Virtually, actress Claire Wood portrays Lucy in a fictional documentary, at critical moments in her cyber love life: her first internet dates, her secret stalking of her new boyfriend and her heartbroken weeks with only the internet for company when it all goes wrong. As well as following Lucy's experiences, the documentary interviews several other internet-dating-savvy women, and provides an absorbing and comical glimpse of love in the 21st century: a time where new relationships are very often three-way affairs between man, woman... and the internet. After all, why sit around in a hedge with a long-lens camera when you can find out all you need to know at the click of a mouse?

2010x09 Tulisa : My Mum and Me

  • 2010-08-10T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Tulisa Contostavlos is best known for being the girl in the pop band N-Dubz, but she is also a carer for her mum who has suffered from a mental illness since before Tulisa was born. In this personal, authored documentary, Tulisa finds out what life is like for some of the 80,000 other young people in Britain caring for a parent with mental health problems. Drawing on her own experiences, which included seeing her mum forcibly sectioned in psychiatric care when she was five years old, Tulisa explores the day-to-day realities of caring for a mentally ill parent and finds that the effects can be overwhelming and often endured with little outside support. She discovers that there is help available, notably young carers groups where people can meet others in the same boat. Tulisa also looks into the difficult topic of heredity, asking whether her own hectic rock-star lifestyle is putting her at risk of developing an illness like her mum's.

2010x10 Glamour Models, Mum and Me

  • 2010-08-03T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Documentary which offers intimate access to the extraordinary relationship between plastic surgery-obsessed glamour model Alicia Douvall and her surprisingly well-balanced 14-year-old daughter, Georgia. Should Georgia follow her mum's advice and become a surgically-enhanced glamour model, or should she finish her education and get a proper job? Alicia is having therapy for body dysmorphic disorder and a past she would rather forget. Georgia dotes on her mother, but must she emulate her? She would rather get on with her chemistry homework. When Alicia's breast implant collapses on the plane, Georgia finds herself stuck in America, nursing her mother through reconstructive surgery and missing out on school. The unforgettable trip changes both their lives, and forces Alicia to have an epiphany about Georgia's future.

2010x11 Small Teen, Big World

  • 2010-07-27T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Being a teenager is tough, but for 16-year-old Jasmine Burkitt it is even harder because she is just 3ft 8in tall and only fits clothes designed for a seven- to eight-year-old. The 12 months captured in this documentary are the most important of Jasmine's life so far. She goes to New York to meet others with similar genetic conditions; camps out at her first pop festival; celebrates her sixteenth birthday and tries to contact her estranged father, who is average size. Unexpected events in this engaging teenager's life make this a compelling film.

2010x12 Danielle Lineker: My New Stepfamily

  • 2010-07-20T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

When Danielle Lineker married Gary in 2009, she became stepmum to his four teenage sons. With her oldest stepson George only 12 years younger than her, Danielle is finding her new role a challenge. What is the secret to a successful stepfamily? How should she behave to avoid being the wicked stepmother? In this intimate and honest documentary we follow Danielle on her journey to understand stepfamilies, the fastest growing family type in Britain. And on the way, she learns some home truths about herself and her new family.

2010x13 Beckii: Schoolgirl Superstar at 14

  • 2010-08-12T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Documentary telling the story of 14-year-old Rebecca Flint, an ordinary schoolgirl from the Isle of Man who in Japan becomes Beckii Cruel, a teen icon and an internet sensation. Beckii became famous in Japan after uploading films of herself dancing on YouTube. She did this secretly, without telling her parents. This intimate documentary has exclusive access to her as it explores the real world of Beckii and the other British teenage girls who hope to become famous in Japan. Beckii's breakthrough posting attracted almost half a million hits and showed her miming an eccentric Japanese dance called danjo. Beckii was then approached by a Japanese music manager who quickly helped her to take Japan by storm. Since August 2009 she has recorded five singles, released her own DVD and appeared on Japan's biggest TV shows. Now she wants success in the UK and there are a lot of businessmen ready to help her crack the teen market. Despite getting the fame every girl is supposed to dream of, life is not easy for this 14-year-old. Being a child doing a job in a very adult world isn't always fun and games. Balancing two different lives on opposite sides of the world is tricky, and wrestling with the consequences of a mainly male Japanese fan base can be embarrassing, especially if you've never even had a boyfriend. The film explores the fascinating world of Japanese anime and manga - crazes that grip millions in Japan and tens of thousands here – and shows that other girls see Beckii's success and decide they too might like to be big in Japan. But although getting famous seems as simple as uploading a crazy dance, the implications of being famous at 14 are anything but straightforward.

2010x14 Alice and Her Six Dads

  • 2010-07-29T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

A warm hearted and emotional film, following 22-year-old Alice as she searches for her real dad. During Alice's life there have been six different men that she's thought of as being her dad - some meant more to her than others. But there's one of these men Alice has no memory of - her biological dad. In this film Alice sets off on a journey to meet these different men from her childhood, and in the process work out what it really means to be a dad. And Alice has a big decision to make, she's recently got engaged, but which of her dads will walk her down the aisle? .

2010x15 The Blind Me

  • 2010-07-21T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Growing up is hard enough for most young people, but how different would it be if you couldn't view the world through your eyes. This documentary follows four young blind people on the rollercoaster ride to adulthood as they try to work out what they want from their lives. Eighteen-year-old Dwight seeks love and independence, Karen dreams of a career designing jewellery, and blind couple Katy and Scott face dilemmas about their future together.

2010x16 Jodie Marsh Tattooist Apprentice

  • 2010-09-29T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Tattoos aren't the first thing you think of when Jodie Marsh's name comes up, but she has over 70 of them - from her first, the word 'cheekie' tattooed on her lower back, to an exact copy of the stilettos she wore as a lap dancer at Stringfellows - and the art of inking is her passion. Now Jodie is taking on the biggest challenge of her life, as she intends to transform her passion into a profession by training as a tattooist. She'll spend time with professionals like Nicole Lowe and Louis Molloy and after attending art classes and building a portfolio, will learn the trade as an apprentice. As Jodie's ambition is to open her own studio, she will need to learn every aspect of the trade. Along the way, Jodie will be faced with many different challenges as she prepares to create a tattoo for a very important customer - her dad!

2010x17 Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid

  • 2010-11-11T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

'I want to know where my personality begins and dyslexia ends. I'm fed up with putting things on hold and having this vision that one day I'm going to be something different to who I am now'. Actress Kara Tointon dreams about reading a novel cover to cover. Standing in her way is her dyslexia. Kara is now wondering whether this neurological condition is affecting her work as an actress and even her day-to-day life. In this intimate documentary, Kara is tested and undergoes specialist help. She also meets other young dyslexics, many of whom share Kara's experience of feeling 'stupid'. As Kara faces some difficult truths about herself, will she be able to take control of her condition and transform her life?

2010x18 My School Prom

  • 2010-09-30T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Documentary which captures the latest teen phenomenon sweeping high school leavers by following young people and their families in the lead up to their eagerly-anticipated end-of-school celebrations. Big hair, big dresses and outrageous forms of transport are just some of the ways that young people are trying to get noticed at these landmark events. The film focuses on six prom attendees, each going to one of three school proms being held at different schools across the UK. It gives a snapshot of the transition into adulthood of these six young people, who are from a range of backgrounds. What are their hopes and dreams for the future and what current realties are they and their parents coping with? Underneath the fake tans and fabulous frocks, this film says more about parenting skills than bank balances. .

2010x19 Brazil's Child Prostitutes

  • 2010-07-31T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

In this shocking episode of Our World, Chris Rogers goes undercover, posing as one of the millions of so-called sex tourists who visit the South American country in search of cheap sex, often with children as young as seven years old. .

2010x20 Secrets of the Universe

  • 2010-11-04T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

Greg Foot buckles up for a 13.7 billion year trip through time, to answer the biggest question of them all - where do we come from? But the last thing you'll find in this programme is a particle accelerator. All Greg needs is the stuff that's lying around. So, you want to prove the Big Bang really happened? Easy - it can all be done by playing guitar at 60 mph and blowing up a watermelon in super slow-motion. What about calculating the speed of light? By microwaving ants on full power, of course. Whether Greg is squeezing a car into suitcase or making Big Ben strike 13 o'clock - this is the story of how we all got here, as you've never seen it before. .

2010x21 Victoria: A Royal Love Story

  • 2010-03-14T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Fiona Bruce traces the story of one of history's great royal love affairs: the love between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It was a love based on a powerful physical attraction, and grew into a marriage that set the tone for the Victorian age. Over the twenty years they spent together, until Albert's tragic death, they gave each other a dazzling collection of paintings, sculptures and jewellery. That collection will be on show - much of it for the first time - at a major exhibition in London, and shows a new and passionate side of the royal couple. Fiona meets HRH Prince Charles, and travels to the royal palaces that Victoria and Albert made their own, as well as the royal workshops where artworks for the exhibition are being restored, to tell the story behind a collection that is one of the wonders of the nation. .

2010x22 Limbo Babies

  • 2010-11-30T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Across Britain and Ireland lie thousands of unmarked mass graves. People drive past them every day, not knowing that in them are buried tens of thousands of tiny stillborn babies. Hidden and secret, it is as though they never existed. The babies ended up buried in these graves because of a piece of Catholic theology according to which babies who were stillborn or who died shortly after birth and that had not been baptised could be denied a cemetery burial. Their souls could not go to heaven but would remain in a place called Limbo. These are the so-called 'Limbo babies', stillborn babies born to Roman Catholic families who could not be buried in consecrated ground. In a rare personal testimony, mums, dads and families describe the harsh effects of this centuries-old practice on their lives. Many of them secretly buried their children as close as they could to consecrated ground, or in desolate, beautiful locations they felt had been touched by God. The film documents pioneering work by communities, clergy and people seeking change, such as at Milltown, Belfast's biggest Roman Catholic Cemetery. In Milltown, families made the shock discovery that their loved ones, some of them 'Limbo babies', were now buried in a wildlife reserve. Their mass unmarked graves had been sold through error by the cemetery. The film follows events as relatives of the Milltown babies began a weekly protest, the Catholic Church tried to seek resolution, and people began to arrive at the cemetery gates with stories of unresolved grief. Finally, Fr Thomas Norris, from the powerful International Theological Commission which advises the Pope, describes the current Limbo situation. Does it still exist? .

Venture deep beneath Mexico to visit one of nature's greatest wonders - a shimmering cathedral packed with 11-metre-long crystals, 1000 feet down in a working lead mine. This secret place is as deadly as it is beautiful. With a temperature of 45 degrees Celsius and humidity over 90 per cent, it could kill an unprotected human in 30 minutes. In fact, on the first scientific mission to explore it in 2007, it very nearly did. Despite the danger, our team has returned to revisit one of the world's most amazing subterranean spaces. Return To The Giant Crystal Cave explores an area that is gradually being re-submerged in the scalding waters that formed the crystals. In a race against time, one team explores the original site while another group risks their lives by descending into a newly drilled shat in the hope of discovering an interconnected system of underground chambers. Could this place really hold the key to understanding the origin of life on Earth and the possibility of encountering it on other planets? And can the team unlock all this marvel's mysteries before the cave is flooded and lost forever? Find out in Return To The Giant Crystal Cave.

2010x24 The Real Sleeping Beauty

  • no air date — 60 mins

Documentary following 16-year-old Louisa Ball, who suffers from the very rare sleep disorder Kleine Levin Syndrome, which causes her to sleep for up to two weeks at a time while life passes by without her, and has no known cure. The disorder effects only one in a million people and the film follows Louisa over the most crucial period of her young life. Her GCSEs are looming, her birthday is coming up, she's got a major dance competition and her school prom - but will she be awake for all or any of them, and will she get the five GCSEs she needs to win her place at college? While Louisa battles to stay awake, father Rick battles to find an answer to his daughter's condition, which ultimately leads him to one of the world's leading specialists in France.

August 5th, 2010. The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is shaken by one of the worst accidents in mining history. 33 miners are buried under some 800,000 tonnes of rock. As their families rush to the scene the government of Chile takes charge and orders three ingenious plans to drill into the mountain No one in recent history has survived this deep and this long underground. How did the miners cope? What was it like trapped inside? Find out in the premiere of Chilean Miners: Buried Alive Tuesday 14 December at 9pm. In this special programme, get firsthand accounts from below where 33 men pushed themselves to the limits of human endurance. Meet the families who camped out at the site as they grew more and more anxious about their loved ones trapped below. No one really knows what really happened 700 feet below ground, until now....

2010x29 Stone Age Atlantis

  • no air date — 60 mins

National Geographic Stone Age Atlantis

National Geographic Talibanistan Land of Terror

2011x01 Pre Teen Proms

  • Season Premiere

    2011-01-05T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Proms to mark the end of primary school are the latest pre-teen craze. And they're growing, not just in numbers, but in glitz. Pre-teen Proms tells the story of the children at two schools in the three months running up to this latest, inescapable, rite of passage. At Riverside Primary in Livingston, the teachers love the fun and glamour of the prom, while at well-heeled Mearns Primary just outside Glasgow, they're fighting to keep the 40-year-old Scottish tradition of their leavers dance alive. But as the kids demands mount - pamper parties, horse drawn carriages, limos, maseratis, red carpets and non-alcoholic cocktails, not to mention prizes for prom king, prom queen and couple most likely to get married - the parents have little choice but to stump up the cash. So once the kids have had their say, how different will the dances really be? Who wins - the adults or the 11-year-old kids?

2011x02 The Secret World Of Pain

  • 2011-01-31T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Horizon reveals the latest research into one of the most mysterious and common human experiences - pain. Breakthroughs have come from studying a remarkable woman in London who has felt no pain at all in her life, a man in the US who cut off his own arm to survive, and three generations of an Italian family who don't feel extremes of temperature. We witness a new treatment that involves a pioneering computer game 'snow world' that contains the power to banish pain. And we find how powerfully our moods and emotions shape what pain we feel.

BBC - Mark Knopfler - A Life in Songs

2011x05 Qinghai Tibet Railway

  • no air date — 60 mins

National Geographic Extreme Railway Qinghai Tibet Railway

2011x06 Targeting Bin Laden

  • 2011-09-06T00:00:00-04:00 — 60 mins

HISTORY's global television event tells the inside story of the operation to hunt and kill Osama bin Laden. From decision-making in the White House to the attack on the compound in Abbottabad, How We Got Bin Laden brings the most compelling story in recent history to life for the first time.

2011x07 JFK: The Lost Bullet (NatGeo Broadcast)

  • 2011-11-20T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

They are among the most infamous home movies ever made, capturing an event that changed history. But do these humble 8-millimeter films reveal the whole story of John F. Kennedy s assassination? National Geographic reveals these home movies as never before ... restored to a state more pristine than the day they were exposed to the Dallas sunshine of November 22nd, 1963. Join a team of pioneering investigators as they bring the home movies to life and expose the hidden secrets of the crime of the century.

This is the slightly different UK re-broadcast of the NatGeo Documentary. They are among the most infamous home movies ever made, capturing an event that changed history. But do these humble 8-millimeter films reveal the whole story of John F. Kennedy s assassination? National Geographic reveals these home movies as never before ... restored to a state more pristine than the day they were exposed to the Dallas sunshine of November 22nd, 1963. Join a team of pioneering investigators as they bring the home movies to life and expose the hidden secrets of the crime of the century.

2012x01 Men in Red Suits: The Secret History of Santa Claus

  • Season Premiere

    2012-12-23T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Every year men put on red suits, stuff pillows under their belts, and transform themselves into the best possible approximation of Santa Claus. Santa is an archetype, a mysterious figure that has evolved throughout time, adjusting to society and absorbing numerous influences. He is a figure recognized across cultural boundaries as a symbol of celebration or as a cornerstone of capitalism. But who are these Men In Red Suits personifying? A Christian saint or a pagan deity, a toy salesman, soft-drink spokesman or that mystical being who can fulfill every child’s dream?

2013x01 JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide

  • Season Premiere

    2013-11-22T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

September 11th... Pearl Harbour... the assassination of JFK. Days that forever changed America. But the Kennedy assassination is different: 50 years after it happened, most Americans think they don't know who did it. Now History has conducted the largest nationwide survey ever attempted on the topic to learn exactly what the country believes. Who do Americans suspect was really responsible for JFK's death? It's an entirely new way to look at the assassination--through the eyes of those to whom it matters most: the American people. Premiere experts Vincent Bugliosi, Max Holland, Gerald Posner, Robert Groden, Jefferson Morley and others will break down why each leading theory has captured the American imagination, where the evidence supports it, and where it comes up short. The entire range of conspiracy theories will be examined, from the mainstream to the fringe, and the big questions will finally be answered: who does America think really killed JFK--and why?

2013x02 Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live

  • 2013-11-22T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

This special seeks to explain the enigmatic Oswald using a brand new approach. No other documentary has exclusively traced Oswald's actions in the minutes, hours and days following the events in Dallas. By shifting the focus on that November weekend, we're able to tell a familiar story in an unfamiliar way, providing a refreshing new perspective on Oswald himself, as well as on the Kennedy assassination. Ultimately, we will lay bare the suspect's final two days, revealing why the Dallas police were convinced they had Kennedy's killer. On his way to the police station after his arrest at the Texas Theater, an officer asked Oswald whether or not he killed the president. Oswald snidely replied: "You find out for yourself." Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live eagerly takes up Oswald's 50-year-old challenge.

2013x03 JFK: The Final Hours

  • 2013-11-08T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Few events have been more scrutinized than the minutes and hours following the fatal bullets fired by Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 22, 1963. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been analyzed repeatedly from every angle and every perspective, but this leaves us with no real insight into his humanity. JFK: The Final Hours, narrated by Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Bill Paxton, takes both in-depth and birds-eye views of the final day of Kennedy's life through firsthand accounts.

2013x04 JFK: The Lost Tapes

  • 2013-11-21T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

When President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963, history changed forever. Now, newly released government tapes offer a gripping and unique insight into what happened that fateful day. They tell of a government unable to keep pace with an international tragedy unfolding at breakneck speed, an information vacuum that saw the highest levels of the American government relying on press reports for news, and the dramatic planning to receive the body of the slain President back to Washington from Air Force One in Dallas. Combined with audio recordings from the Dallas Police Force, and the testimonies and radio recordings of reporters who were there that day, the film reveals a riveting, behind the scenes, story of a presidential assassination, a police manhunt for a killer on the loose, and the vital role of local pressmen in keeping the world informed on one America's most profound days of reckoning.

2013x05 Killing Kennedy

  • 2013-11-10T00:00:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best seller comes this shocking thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a former Marine grows disillusioned with America. When their paths ultimately cross, the course of history is changed forever as seen in this mesmerizing film about the assassination of JFK -- and its chilling aftermath.

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