This series sets out to recount these ancient stories using animations created especially for the occasion, and illustrations chosen from the entire history of art. This dynamic blend, a bridge between modernity and history, ancient narrative and contemporary dramatic art, is a new way to discover or re-discover this part of our universal heritage.
Welcome behind the closed doors of a Hollywood that only a select few will ever get to see -- a Hollywood of tragic lives and tragic deaths. Some of the worlds brightest stars are hiding deep, dark secrets that once revealed show a life of unhappiness, heartbreak and torment that has been so carefully hidden behind the glamour and glitter of the big screen.
Adolf Hitler's ruthless and horrific reign of terror is legendary. After Germany's crushing WWI defeat at the hands of the allies propelled Hitler to power, he created the powerful Nazi Party that shook the country to it's foundation.
The 40 year mystery uncovered by his wife. This is the story of Lord Lucan, playboy, aristocrat, gambler and murderer. The public has been transfixed for over 40 years, when on November 7th, 1974 Lucan family nanny Sandra Rivett was killed and he disappeared without a trace. Ever since, one voice has remained almost entirely silent; his wife, Lady Lucan. Now she wants to set the record straight.
The ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe in search of the perfect wave. Director Bruce Brown creates a film so powerful it has become a timeless masterpiece that continues to capture the imagination of every new generation. classic
While escaping the Egyptians 2,500 years ago, the Persian King Cambyses led his army into the desert and disappeared forever. Despite efforts in the 1930s to discover what happened to him, no clues were found until 1996 when a geologist stumbled on evidence by accident. The Egyptian authorities have suppressed news of these findings until now.
Reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling.
When their son is accused of murdering his sister, a mother and father face perhaps the most awful decision any parent could have to make: whether to break with their son or accept him back into the family. With astonishing footage shot over a ten-year period, from minutes after the crime was committed to the present, the film follows the family's evolving relationships.
This program covers the exciting histories of some of the most well-known gangsters in American history: Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone and John Dillinger.
Bravo Two Zero is the most famous special forces patrol of recent years - eight SAS soldiers dropped on a dare devil mission behind enemy lines against impossible odds during the Gulf War. Three of the soldiers died, four were captured and one escaped. The story is familiar to millions through books written by two of the survivors under the pseudonyms Andy McNab and Chris Ryan
Discover the meteoric rise of Elon Musk, the man who is transforming the way we think about travel techlogy through electric cars, the Hyperloop, andrevolutionary ideas on how we live through artificial intelligence and colonizing Mars.
Examine a variety of tanks developed prior to and during the war, including Germany's Steel Tigers, Britain's Churchill Tank, Russia's T34 and the Sherman Tank from the United States. Also Featured are programs spotlighting three battles where tanks established themselves as major components for both sides: The Battle of Kursk, The Battle of Normandy, and The Ardennes Offensive.
Delve into the mind of a killer and discover the truth behind some of the most notoriously criminal cases in history. 4 episodes include infamous murders Stacy Castor, the Menendez brothers, Drew Peterson and more.
Some of the most famous people of modern times (including Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison, and Adolf Hitler) have been influenced by the controversial New Age movement that has re-awakened mankind's communication with the spirit realm. Full of highly detailed research, this film challenges even the most skeptical viewer to consider the consequence of this global awakening.
Talented, charming, wonderful and flamboyant all of these characterize the amazing Liberace who became an entertainment sensation headlining and selling out shows for almost fifty years. This biography tracks the lifetime of this amazing iconic man who brought song, laughter and beauty to the world with his music and his collections of art and antiquities.
Step by painstaking step, the diary is analyzed, verified, and questioned; experts pit their knowledge against the information in the diary; gradually and remorselessly the evidence against Maybrick mounts - until his identity is beyond reasonable doubt...was Maybrick Jack The Ripper? A complete history of the chilling JTR murders with graphic photos, sickening details and documented evidence.
On a remote desert island, forensic scientists hunt for clues to a 400-year-old mass murder. In 1629, the Dutch ship, Batavia, was wrecked on a coral reef, leaving its 360 crew and passengers stranded. A real-life Lord of the Flies scenario soon unfolded, led by Jeronmius Cornelius. Over three blood-soaked months, 120 were brutally slaughtered. Was this cult-like leader really a psychopath?
Each year, the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge sees 100 people from across the country attempt to tame a wild mustang in 100 days. Following this harrowing feat is a public showcase that determines whether these horses can be saved from a life in captivity. "Wild Horse, Wild Ride" provides a fascinating glimpse at the incredible relationship between man and animal.
In 1979, several Law enforcement agencies investigating the murders of young boys chase a Pedophile Serial Killer across America.
DEATH's burning speed and ferocity was only matched by Chuck's unbending determination to bash out the most boundary-crushing interpretation of Heavy Metal.