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Discovering Queen
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
Regarded as the ultimate stadium rock band, Queen dominated the charts across the world in the 70s and 80s. This documentary looks to the influences cast on the early days of the band and their formidable front man Freddie Mercury,…
Discovering Elton John
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
The stratospheric career of Elton John. The 'Rocket Man' that made the piano player a rock star, this documentary follows a journey from budding songwriter, to his 70s peak as the one of the most prolific artists of his generation,…
Discovering Marilyn Monroe
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Marilyn Monroe - To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts. Discovering film celebrates the life of Marilyn Monroe from her early…
Discovering Audrey Hepburn
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Always the epitome of style, Audrey Hepburn fittingly started out as a model before being spotted by a movie producer. Her first major film, Roman Holiday, won her an Academy Award for Best Actress and catapulted her to stardom. Further…
Discovering Marlon Brando
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Widely considered the greatest actor ever, Marlon Brando's performances were as dazzling as his own larger-than-life personality. He exploded onto the screen as Stanley Kowolski in A Streetcar Named Desire and embodied the original rebel-without-a-cause in The Wild One. His…
Discovering Sophia Loren
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
A film industry phenomenon with an unparalleled cross-over appeal in both European and American cinema, Sophia Loren was equally at home playing gritty realism, in Two Women, as delivering frothy comedy opposite Cary Grant on a Houseboat. Loren's remarkable talent…
Discovering Gene Kelly
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
His dance routine to the title song in Singin' in the Rain is one of the most iconic in Hollywood history. Gene Kelly's career was powered by his infectious charisma and gift for turning anything into his dance partner -…
Discovering Rita Hayworth
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Initially talent spotted while dancing underage in a Tijuana nightclub act, it wasn't until Margarita Cansino changed her name to Rita Hayworth that her Hollywood career really took flight. Seductive turns in early hits such at The Strawberry Blonde, Blood…
Discovering Franco Zeffirelli
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
Zeffirelli began his career as an assistant to Luchino Visconti, who was a major influence on his life, taking him into opera, theatre and film. As a director of opera in the 1950s, he became close to Maria Callas, and…
Discovering John Lennon
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
Discovering Lennon shines a light on the bold and beautiful ideas of John Lennon, the artist. The avant-garde rock and roller is placed into today's context by his contemporaries and current pop culture and political commentators. Featuring Mark Ronson The…
Discovering Elizabeth Taylor
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
After becoming a movie star at the age of just 12 in National Velvet, Dame Elizabeth Taylor emerged as a beacon of the Hollywood studio system. Taylor took on the eponymous role in the lavish production of Cleopatra and delivered…
Discovering Luis Buñuel
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
Luis Bunuel, the father of cinematic Surrealism, made his film debut with 'Un Chien Andalou' in 1929 working closely with Salvador Dali. Considered one of the finest and controversial filmmakers with, 'L'Age d'Or' (1930), attacking the church and the middle…
Discovering Katharine Hepburn
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Katharine Hepburn's, who's movie career covered over 60 years, was known for playing empowered, intelligent and sophisticated women. Born in Connecticut, Hepburn turned to acting soon after her graduation and after receiving some positive reaction from her time on Broadway…
Discovering Truffaut
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
One of the most respected directors in the history of cinema. Banned from the Cannes Film Festival in 1958 because of his harsh criticism of the French movie industry, he came back to win the Best Director gong the following…
Discovering James Stewart
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
James Stewart achieved stardom for his portrayal of the ordinary man who battles against the throes of adversity as highlighted in two of his most loved films, Mr Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life. Stewart was to…
Discovering Abba
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
Abba are one of Sweden's biggest exports and the world's biggest pop act. With sales estimated at 400 million, as a group they are second only the Beatles. However, the pop music that will be remembered for generations to come…
Discovering Johnny Cash
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
A documentary that sweeps you along with the flow of musical genius that is Johnny Cash. From his family's poverty in the Great Depression to touring with Elvis and becoming a legend in his own right. We see his reinvention…
Discovering David Bowie
Part of the Series: Discovering Music
Documentary exploring the life and career of musician and actor David Bowie, who returned to the top of the charts in 2013 with The Next Day, his first album in a decade. Music critics and DJs offer their thoughts on…
Discovering Bette Davis
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
Known as the 'first lady of the screen' Bette Davis' is one of the Hollywood greats. Her striking presence, paved the way for future female leads. As her career developed Bette was desperate for a great film role, and unlike…
Discovering Brigitte Bardot
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
This incredible, almost mythical beauty exploded on to the world scene in the early 1950's. But who was this star, this icon, this democratically elected honorary sex-goddess of the decade? This documentary tells the story of Brigitte Bardot's incredible rise…