With unprecedented access to the US Armed Forces and the innermost sanctums of the Pentagon, this series is an intimate portrait of the men and women devoting their lives to fighting terrorism at all levels.
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, this is an intimate portrait of the singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist.
Federico Fellini was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Known for his distinct style he is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. In a career spanning almost fifty years, Fellini won the Palme d'Or for his masterpiece La Dolce Vita (1961). Fellini went on to win four Academy Awards for Best Foreign film for La Strada (1956) , Nights of Cabiria (1957), 8 and a half (1963) and Amarcord (1974). In 1993, he was awarded an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement.
He was the most feared man in Panama with connections ranging from Fidel Castro to the US Government; but exactly how did Noriega rise from poverty to become a dictator? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
Simon Reeve embarks on the first leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. At the centre of this great sea, and surrounded by crystal clear waters is Simon's first stop: the beautiful island of Malta. Driven by a surge of tourists, modern day Malta is booming. But beneath the picture postcard image lies a country accused of being a haven for money-laundering and organised crime, where journalists can be murdered by car bombs.
Concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertise a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don't plan for the infrastructure to support the venue, artists and guests.
Sergei Eisenstein was the extraordinary Soviet film director and a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. His most powerful films came in the silent era reflecting the struggles of Russian people in the early 1920s, including Strike (1925) and his masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin (1925), considered by many as one of the greatest films ever made. He was to work in the sound era with his historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and his two-part epic Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958).
An exploration of the methods and tactics of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, who controlled Spain with absolute power for four decades and whose victims are still being exhumed to this day. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
Almost every faith has a figure believed to be chosen by God. Morgan Freeman goes in search of the chosen people walking the earth today.
From exorcisms in Ethiopia and the discovery of human sacrifice in ancient Mayan, to a woman convinced she has seen heaven during a near death experience, Morgan Freeman explores the way people around the world incorporate heaven and hell into their lives.
Jesus CSI is the search for the descendants of the most famous man in history. Because if Jesus walked the face of the earth he had to have a family and they are out there today. The goal of this special is to establish how far into the present we can bring Jesus' genealogy. Using the latest technology and unprecedented access to the Vatican's archives and relics, we will create the most detailed family tree for Jesus in history. A family tree with roots deep in the ancient Bible and branches that reach to today.
This program re-examines the crucial elements of Christ's story to reveal some surprising and shocking details about his life and ministry.
A master of propaganda, Mussolini delivered bombastic speeches in which he idealized a fascist culture and promised to return Italy to the grandeur of Ancient Rome. Instead, he created a dictatorship and kept his grip on power for two long decades. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
It's the countdown to the end of the century and the party of all parties. From bomb threats, a Presidential affair and Viagra, see the tension rise.
Through his brutal use of violence, intimidation and torture, Saddam Hussein managed to rule Iraq for nearly a quarter of a century. Few dictators loom so large in recent history, so how did he? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
After taking power in 1950, Kim's regime attempted to shape every aspect of its citizens' lives, down to their very perception of reality. Now, see the methods used by Kim Il-sung to transform North Korea. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
Tides govern marine life. Tidal marshes are some of the most productive parts of the world. Numerous plants support numerous animals, yet life is not easy; predators are attracted to these enormous quantities of food, forcing animals to seek constant protection from attack. Relief comes with the crashing waves, as the tides flow once more. Between the tides, when the sands become depleted of food and air, the worms, clams and shrimps just endure the expected pause.
The boundary between land and sea is an exciting place, with animals constantly coming and going. From the open oceans, millions of seabirds are forced to come onto land to breed. Sea eagles steal kittiwake chicks from their nesting ledges. Turtles lay their eggs in the sand and marine mammals haul themselves out to fight on the beaches. Sea lions emerge from the kelp to give birth, while killer whales come crashing into n the surf to snatch the sea lions' young.