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Icons of Our Time – Muhammad Ali

Not only considered among the greatest heavyweights in boxing history but arguably the greatest sports personality
22 minutes

Icons of Our Time – Anne Frank

Anne Frank is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary, “The Diary of a
27 minutes

Icons of Our Time – Marilyn Monroe

Actress, model and singer Marilyn Monroe was the original blonde bombshell who found international success in moti
24 minutes

Icons of Our Time – Che Guevara

The archetypal Marxist revolutionary, Che was also a physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military th
28 minutes

The Other World of Winston Churchill

Narrated by Paul Scofield, this incredible documentary focuses on Winston Churchill’s life as a painter. The
48 minutes

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother: A Woman of Her Century

Born on August 4th 1900, one of nine children, the extraordinary life of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon – known around
58 minutes

Edward and George: Two Brothers, One Throne

The complex relationship between royal brothers Edward VIII and George VI, who were both at the heart of the infam
52 minutes

Wallis Loved and Lost

The story of Wallis Simpson, an infamous, twice-divorced American who changed the course of history by marrying Ed
52 minutes

The Agatha Christie Code

What makes Agatha Christie such a successful writer? On the 75th anniversary of the creation of her immortal chara
50 minutes

Till the Clouds Roll By

While enjoying the success of his latest and most complex Broadway musical “Show Boat”, composer Jerome Kern r
2 hours 15 minutes

The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1950s

In 1952, the sudden death of King George VI changed Elizabeth’s life for ever. The monarch was just 25 when she
51 minutes

The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1960s

The arrival of the 1960s found Britain in an optimistic mood. Post-war austerity had given way to something of a c
45 minutes

The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1970s

The 1970s were a mix of gloom and glitter. The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated 25 years of marriage, and their
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The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1980s

When the 80s began, there was one question on everybody’s lips: whom would Prince Charles, the world’s most el
45 minutes

The Queen’s Diamond Decades – 1990s

The 90s began joyously for the Queen, as she welcomed her 6th grandchild and prepared for her 40th year on the thr
45 minutes

The Queen’s Diamond Decades – Milennium

The new millennium witnessed powerful events for Queen and country. The whole nation celebrated the 100th birthday
45 minutes

The Queen’s Diamond Decades – Jubilee

This is the story of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. From nationwide street parties to spectac
50 minutes

20th Century Hall of Fame – Actors & Musicians

In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered actors and musicians: Chaplin, Elvis, Laure
37 minutes

20th Century Hall of Fame – Actresses

In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered actresses: Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe
25 minutes

20th Century Hall of Fame – Cultural Icons

In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered cultural icons: Dalí, Fontaine & Nurey
34 minutes

20th Century Hall of Fame – Sports Stars

In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered sports: Stanley Matthews, Amelia Earhart, B
24 minutes

20th Century Hall of Fame – Leaders

In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several leaders: Emmeline Pankhurst, Ronald Reagan, Gandhi,
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