Dustin Hoffman perhaps knows for versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. Collecting two Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards four BAFTAs and two Emmy Awards. His breakout role was in the classic The Graduate (1967). Hoffman's career films include Midnight Cowboy (1968) , Straw Dogs (1971) Little Big Man (1970), Papillon (1973) , Lenny (1974) , Marathon Man (1976) , All the President's Men (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) , Tootsie (1982) , Rain Man (1988), and Wag the Dog (1977).
Behind the scenes of Lukshmi Villas Palace in India, which was built for the Maharaja of Baroda in 1890, and remains the home of the royal family to this day.
Rebel directors, new writers, new directions and new styles. These are the stories of the movies that defined the '90s, from Fargo to Reservoir Dogs.
He's the most notorious of all Roman emperors. He burned Rome, he engaged in incest, and killed his mother, his wife and thousands of Christians. He was a psycho. But suppose it was all lies. What if the crimes he committed never happened, or were normal behaviour for a Roman emperor? Suppose his enemies decided to trash his reputation, and succeeded for two thousand years? Was Nero actually a hero, who took from the rich and gave to the poor? Historians, psychologists, criminologists and toxicologists are brought in as this documentary reopens a cold case. Together they reveal a complex web of lies, deflections and intrigues. Flashbacks and re-enactments encourage the viewer to explore theories that are suddenly undermined by unexpected twists. The result: a reassessment of Roman history. It's time to re-examine the Nero Files.
This episode features two siblings searching for the birth mother they were separated from in the '60s, against a backdrop of social prejudice towards single mothers.
Orkney - seven miles off the coast of Scotland, and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest-flowing tidal race in Europe - is often viewed as being remote. However it is one of the treasure troves of archaeology in Britain, and recent discoveries there are turning the Stone Age map of Britain upside down. Rather than an outpost at the edge of the world, recent finds suggest an extraordinary theory - that Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world and the origin of the stone circle cult which culminated in Stonehenge. In this episode, Andy dives below the waves in search of the inspiration for the first stone circle, Chris and Neil spend the night on an abandoned island as they hunt for clues as to why cultures change, Shini tests the technology behind a Bronze Age sauna, and the archaeologists uncover a remarkable find.
Jon Voight was nominated for 4 Academy Awards including his breakthrough performance in Midnight Cowboy (1969). A Hollywood star in the 1970's starring in Deliverance (1972); the Vietnam vet in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor; and a penniless ex-boxing champion in the remake of The Champ (1979). Other memorable roles include Runaway Train (1985). Mission: Impossible (1996), a corrupt NSA agent in Enemy of the State (1998), and the unscrupulous attorney in Coppola's The Rainmaker (1997),
In 1879, a Spanish archaeologist and his daughter cause worldwide controversy when they discover cave paintings that are 10,000 years old. Alternative title: Finding Altamira.
Twenty years on, there are still questions about the terrible crash that killed Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and the driver Henri Paul. This new documentary brings the story up to date with new evidence not seen before on TV. It reports allegations made by a French witness that there was a conspiracy to kill Princess Diana and the details of how that caused the fatal crash in the Alma Tunnel.
After the tragedy of Marie-Therese's death, Louis changes tactics. He plans to marry Philippe's daughter to King Charles and plots with the Ottomans to attack Austria. But he finds a new adversary in the papal envoy Leto, who has come to attend Marie-Therese's funeral.
Maintenon returns to the palace with renewed vigour and encourages Louis to step up his plans - and to impose restrictions on the Protestants. Chevalier stands up for Delphine, but Maintenon sacks him. Guillaume is compromised and recants his faith to secure a lucrative contract and save the family business, but his sister Jeanne is horrified - has he just sold his soul to the dream of Versailles? Louis wants to undermine Leopold in Vienna and makes a secret deal with Barek, the Ottoman envoy.
Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. In Spanish.
Examine the current situation in the Middle East and how it affects the cultural heritage of certain areas. The turmoil in Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Syria has led to mayhem in the cultural heritage domain: looted museums and looted archaeological sites. This has not stopped. Financing terror organizations like the Islamic State happens by selling looting licenses to entrepreneurs and professional art thieves. Looting and forgeries now take place on industrial scale polluting our common history.
From coronations to threats of assassinations, to coups and abdications, imperial dynasties have survived it all. Each generation leaves their mark as either a pawn or political powerhouse. This episode explores royal dynasties who have inspired or divided their constituents as absolute monarchies, or have echoed or defied the will of the government as constitutional monarchies. House of Saud tread the line between tradition and modernisation. House of Windsor embraced modernisation to remain connected with their constituents. The Imperial House of Japan survived defeat in World War II, but stands on the brink of oblivion without government intervention.
The Royal Palace of Stockholm, constructed on the site of a former castle called Tre Kronor, has been the official residence of the monarchy for over 250 years.
Basic Instinct, Office Space, Saving Private Ryan, There's Something About Mary. These are the stories of the movies that defined the '90s.
A brother and sister are both longing to find each other but both too scared to make the first move. The eldest searcher yet, an 83-year-old mother, is desperate to find her missing daughter before it's too late.
The series kicks off by dedicating a full episode to an incredible story that previously hit the headlines, following one woman's search into her past that reveals layers of family that she never knew existed.
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