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Season 1996 1996

  • 1996-03-14T00:00:00Z on BBC Two
  • 50 mins
  • 5 hours, 50 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Documentary profiles examining well-known figures from the world of entertainment

7 episodes

1996x02 Joy Adamson: Born Wild?

  • 1996-03-21T00:00:00Z — 50 mins

The series re-evaluating high-profile reputations gets its claws into Joy Adamson of 'Born Free' fame. Her book - and the equally celebrated film - about Elsa the lion cub, portrayed Adamson as a saintly animal lover leading an idyllic life. This film paints a different picture - that of a tough, ambitious and promiscuous woman, whose relationship with husband George included sexual and professional jealousy - and violence.

A look at the career of Dr Alfred Kinsey, an unlikely pioneer of the sexual revolution.

1996x05 Mohammed Reza Pahlavi: The Last Shah

  • 1996-04-17T23:00:00Z — 50 mins

Profile of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, formerly the Shah of Iran, who was overthrown by Muslim fundamentalists in 1979 and forced into exile. Supporters speak out on behalf of the man who saw himself as a visionary king, while detractors dismiss him as a Third-World dictator ousted by a popular revolution.

Albert Speer was Hitler's architect, his armaments minister and one of his few friends. He was also the only senior Nazi to admit responsibility for Hitler's regime. Was his remorse genuine?