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Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

Biopic. Drama based on the life of Joe Meek, the 60s songwriter-producer.

Amadeus

Amadeus

Biographical drama recounting composer Salieri's meetings with the young Mozart.

The Hoax

The Hoax

Drama based on the true story of novelist Clifford Irving.

Taken in Broad Daylight

Taken in Broad Daylight

True-life drama about the kidnapping of a teenage girl at a Nebraska shopping mall.

A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons

Historical drama about the life of Sir Thomas More.

Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me

Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me

Drama about Frankie Howerd's relationship with his manager and partner, Dennis Heymer.

Frida

Frida

Biopic of the bold and controversial life of artist Frida Kahlo.

Carve Her Name with Pride

Carve Her Name with Pride

The story of war widow Violette Szabo, who was a secret agent during the Second World War.

Bright Star

Bright Star

In 19th-century London, poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne begin a doomed love affair.

Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

Historical epic about the rise of Genghis Khan, from nine-year-old orphan to Mongol leader

Il Divo

Il Divo

Biographical Italian drama telling the story of former prime minister Giulio Andreotti.

Shirley

Shirley

Drama charting the rise to fame of singer Dame Shirley Bassey.

The Two Mr Kissels

The Two Mr Kissels

Drama based on the true story of the Kissel brothers, whose secrets were their undoing.

Creation

Creation

Darwin's inner struggle over the decision to publish his findings on evolution.

Episode 8

8. The Kennedys: Episode 8

Bobby is irrevocably changed following his brother's assassination.

Episode 7

7. The Kennedys: Episode 7

After losing their baby, the couple are in Dallas to heal tensions in the Democratic Party

Episode 6

6. The Kennedys: Episode 6

The Soviets place nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba and Jack is pressured to attack.

Episode 5

5. The Kennedys: Episode 5

At home and with little to do, for the first time in his life Joe Sr feels useless.

Episode 4

4. The Kennedys: Episode 4

In August 1961 the Russians move troops into Berlin, though their intentions are unclear.

Episode 3

3. The Kennedys: Episode 3

Drawn into the Bay of Pigs crisis, Jack's advisers urge him to go ahead with the invasion.

Episode 2

2. The Kennedys: Episode 2

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

Episode 1

1. The Kennedys: Episode 1

Joseph P Kennedy Sr works furiously to ensure his son's victory over Richard Nixon.

Eric and Ernie

Eric and Ernie

One-off drama telling the story of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise's formative years.

Margot

Margot

Drama based around the relationship between dancers Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.

Gracie!

Gracie!

Drama based around the relationship between singer Gracie Fields and director Monty Banks.

The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page

Biopic of pin-up queen Bettie Page, who was the target of a Senate investigation.

Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane

Anne Hathaway stars as the young Jane Austen, chronicling her romance with an Irishman.

Margaret

Margaret

Drama charting Margaret Thatcher's astonishing fall from power.

Miss Potter

Miss Potter

Renee Zellweger stars in a biopic of author Beatrix Potter.

Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall

Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall

Costume drama inspired by the life and loves of East End music hall legend Marie Lloyd.

Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin

Drama based on the true events of an Irish journalist's pursuit of Dublin's crime lords.