Biographical


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Sister Kenny

Sister Kenny

The story of Australian nurse Elizabeth Kenny and her treatment of infantile paralysis.

The First of the Few

The First of the Few

The true story of visionary Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell and test pilot Geoffrey Crisp.

The Triple Cross

The Triple Cross

Second World War adventure based on the real-life exploits of double agent Eddie Chapman.

Philomena

Philomena

Acclaimed true story of a mother's search for her son, with Steve Coogan and Judi Dench.

Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary

Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary

The story of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots's rivalry, in their own words.

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story

Comedy drama about how the creators of Dad's Army got the much-loved show to air.

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn

Documentary exploring the dramatic downfall and execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536.

Shine

Shine

Moving true story of a talented musician's triumph over adversity.

Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York

Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York

Dramatisation of the last days of the poet Dylan Thomas in New York in 1953.

Marvellous

Marvellous

The inspirational and incredible true story of Neil Baldwin.

Everlasting Moments

Everlasting Moments

An abused Swedish housewife's amateur photography helps her cope and see the world anew.

The Magic Box

The Magic Box

Biography of William Friese-Greene, who designed and patented a working cinematic camera.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Stylish biopic of influential singer-songwriter Ian Dury (Andy Serkis).

Odette

Odette

The true story of a woman (Anna Neagle) who returns to her occupied homeland as a spy.

The Lady

The Lady

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement.

Episode 2

2. The Kennedys: Episode 2

Jacqueline's mother's prophecy that Jack will never be faithful seems true.

The Last Station

The Last Station

Biographical drama telling the tale of Tolstoy as his wife fights for his love and money.

La Vie en Rose

La Vie en Rose

Biopic of French singer Edith Piaf, who became one of the country's biggest stars.

Shadow of the Vampire

Shadow of the Vampire

While filming a horror in the 1920s the director (John Malkovich) is hiding a dark secret.

The Rookie

The Rookie

True story of a school baseball coach who tries out as a pitcher for a professional team.

Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Henry VIII and His Six Wives

On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives.

Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor

The story behind the final public appearance of Hollywood's most glamorous couple.

Loving Miss Hatto

Loving Miss Hatto

Drama inspired by the true story of classical pianist Joyce Hatto.

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

A reporter attempts to find his translator, who has been captured by the Khmer Rouge.

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale

A father feels powerless when his son becomes increasingly corrupted by a local gangster.

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Biopic of legendary 1930s boxer James Braddock, who returned to the ring after retirement.

Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass

A promising young journalist is disgraced after he is caught fabricating stories.

The Aviator

The Aviator

Drama charting the life of eccentric film director Howard Hughes.

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

Musical biography of the popular dance duo of the early 20th century.

Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown

Dramatisation of the unusual love story between Queen Victoria and Highlander John Brown.

Wilde

Wilde

Poignant dramatisation of the life of Oscar Wilde.

Howl

Howl

The story of beat poet Allen Ginsberg and his controversial poem Howl.

Toast

Toast

Adaptation of chef Nigel Slater's autobiography, chronicling his bittersweet childhood.

Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story

Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story

Dramatisation of Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.

Bert and Dickie

Bert and Dickie

The story of how Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell defied all the odds and achieved gold.

The Best of Men

The Best of Men

Entertaining drama about the birth of the Paralympics in 1948.