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Discovering Queen
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
Regarded as the ultimate stadium rock band, Queen dominated the charts across the world in the 70s and 80s. This documentary looks to the influences cast on the early days of the band and their formidable front man Freddie Mercury,…
Discovering Gene Kelly
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
His dance routine to the title song in Singin' in the Rain is one of the most iconic in Hollywood history. Gene Kelly's career was powered by his infectious charisma and gift for turning anything into his dance partner -…
Discovering Elton John
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
The stratospheric career of Elton John. The 'Rocket Man' that made the piano player a rock star, this documentary follows a journey from budding songwriter, to his 70s peak as the one of the most prolific artists of his generation,…
Discovering Franco Zeffirelli
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
Zeffirelli began his career as an assistant to Luchino Visconti, who was a major influence on his life, taking him into opera, theatre and film. As a director of opera in the 1950s, he became close to Maria Callas, and…
Discovering Audrey Hepburn
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Always the epitome of style, Audrey Hepburn fittingly started out as a model before being spotted by a movie producer. Her first major film, Roman Holiday, won her an Academy Award for Best Actress and catapulted her to stardom. Further…
Discovering John Lennon
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
Discovering Lennon shines a light on the bold and beautiful ideas of John Lennon, the artist. The avant-garde rock and roller is placed into today's context by his contemporaries and current pop culture and political commentators. Featuring Mark Ronson The…
Discovering David Bowie
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
Documentary exploring the life and career of musician and actor David Bowie, who returned to the top of the charts in 2013 with The Next Day, his first album in a decade. Music critics and DJs offer their thoughts on…
Discovering Marlon Brando
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Widely considered the greatest actor ever, Marlon Brando's performances were as dazzling as his own larger-than-life personality. He exploded onto the screen as Stanley Kowolski in A Streetcar Named Desire and embodied the original rebel-without-a-cause in The Wild One. His…
Discovering Abba
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
Abba are one of Sweden's biggest exports and the world's biggest pop act. With sales estimated at 400 million, as a group they are second only the Beatles. However, the pop music that will be remembered for generations to come…
Discovering Rita Hayworth
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Initially talent spotted while dancing underage in a Tijuana nightclub act, it wasn't until Margarita Cansino changed her name to Rita Hayworth that her Hollywood career really took flight. Seductive turns in early hits such at The Strawberry Blonde, Blood…
Discovering Marilyn Monroe
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Marilyn Monroe - To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts. Discovering film celebrates the life of Marilyn Monroe from her early…
Discovering Sophia Loren
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
A film industry phenomenon with an unparalleled cross-over appeal in both European and American cinema, Sophia Loren was equally at home playing gritty realism, in Two Women, as delivering frothy comedy opposite Cary Grant on a Houseboat. Loren's remarkable talent…
Discovering Godard
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
One of the founders of the Nouvelle Vague movement, Godard was seen as the most experimental director of the time. His films often expressed his own political ideologies and quite often caused much controversy. Never short for words, Godard once…
Discovering Luis Buñuel
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
Luis Bunuel, the father of cinematic Surrealism, made his film debut with 'Un Chien Andalou' in 1929 working closely with Salvador Dali. Considered one of the finest and controversial filmmakers with, 'L'Age d'Or' (1930), attacking the church and the middle…
Icons Of Our Time: Agatha Christie
Part of the Series: Icons Of Our Time
Agatha Christie's novels have been translated into 44 languages and sold in a 103 countries. After Shakespeare, she is the world's best selling author in any genre with over 2 billion books sold. On the 75th anniversary of the creation…
Discovering Elizabeth Taylor
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
After becoming a movie star at the age of just 12 in National Velvet, Dame Elizabeth Taylor emerged as a beacon of the Hollywood studio system. Taylor took on the eponymous role in the lavish production of Cleopatra and delivered…
Discovering James Stewart
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
James Stewart achieved stardom for his portrayal of the ordinary man who battles against the throes of adversity as highlighted in two of his most loved films, Mr Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life. Stewart was to…
Discovering Katharine Hepburn
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Katharine Hepburn's, who's movie career covered over 60 years, was known for playing empowered, intelligent and sophisticated women. Born in Connecticut, Hepburn turned to acting soon after her graduation and after receiving some positive reaction from her time on Broadway…
Discovering Monica Bellucci
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
One of the hottest models turned actresses working today Monica Bellucci opens up her heart and mind for Close Up. We learn of her stellar modeling career that started in Italy and took her to Paris and the front covers…
Monuments Men
Part of the Series: Raiders Of The Lost Art
During WWII the Nazis plundered some of the world's greatest art works as they tore across Europe. We find out how the Allies tracked them down, what they saved and what it still missing to this day.