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  • Someday My Prince Will Come

    Documentary following nine-year-old Laura Anne and her 11 year-old cousin, Steven, as they move towards the end of their childhoods over the course of a year. Set in a quiet village in Cumbria England against a striking backdrop of factories, fields and windmills frames the narrative as Laura Ann...

  • Clowns

    Why would anyone choose a thankless career of balloon-folding, silly trousers, and five-year-old hecklers? Daisy Asquith investigates the lives of four children’s party entertainers. Some love children – nothing makes Potty the Pirate happier than watching their faces light up with laughter – whe...

  • Liz Smith's Summer

    A film about age, loneliness and an old lady at sea, this is a celebrity travelogue like you’ve never seen before. Actress Liz Smith, known for playing elderly women (who are always eventually killed off) she is now 87 and while her life has been an eventful one, she’s never had a real holiday. T...

  • The Jazz Baroness

    The true story of a Jewish British Baroness who fell in love with the musical genius Thelonious Monk. Contemporary filmmaker Hannah Rothschild tries to uncover the real story behind her great aunt's sudden disappearance. In 1951 the beautiful married mother of five left home and went to New York ...

  • Oxygen The Old Man and His Bed

    Following an invitation to a hospital ward specialising in severe respiratory diseases, Marc Isaacs takes a liking to a patient called Bob. Struck by this man’s optimistic, kind and humorous character, the director spends one long night filming an individual whose grave illness seems not to hinde...

  • Tracing Che

    Che Guevara, the man with the beret, embodies one of the strongest myths of the 20th century. He was a combination of saint and adventurer, somewhere between Don Quixote and a latter-day Jesus Christ. In his relations with Fidel Castro, he is the hero of a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Ch...

  • John Mortimer A Life In Words

    Examines the thoughts and observations of English writer, barrister and raconteur Sir John Mortimer. Enjoying a successful career as a QC before becoming a full-time writer, a staunch defender of civil liberties who was involved in the Oz magazine obscenity trial in the 1960s and the man who won ...

  • The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Ep1

    Best known for Nazi propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, and Olympia, her documentary about the 1936 Olympics, Leni Riefenstahl was an undeniably extraordinary filmmaker. In Ray Muller’s two-part exploration of her life and work, Riefenstahl claims to have prioritised art over politics, that her...

  • After The Dance

    After the Dance is a deeply personal film, by award-winning documentary maker Daisy Asquith, who unlocks a family secret that is still causing shame and outrage in an insulated village in County Clare, Ireland. Exploring the ongoing effects of her mother’s conception after a dance in the west coa...

  • So Much, So Fast

    What would you do if you found out you only had a few years to live? So Much So Fast documents five years in the life of Stephen Heywood who, at 29, discovers he had the paralysing neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease). Determined to live as well as possib...

  • Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

    Lance Armstrong perpetrated the greatest fraud in sporting history, cheating, bullying and relentlessly pursuing money, fame and success. He had been the most successful road cyclist of all time, winning 7 consecutive Tours de France and inspiring millions with his charity work after surviving t...

  • Sins of My Father

    The incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, as told by his son, Sebastian, and his widow Maria. The film tells of Sebastian’s extraordinary childhood, growing up with a father he loved but whom he knew to be Colombia's enemy number one. He tells of...

  • One of Them is Brett

    Roger Graef and The Thaldomide Society’s groundbreaking film about Brett, a boy born without arms, introduced the plight of Thalidomide children to the world. We see touching and personal scenes from his home life - rough and tumble with his brothers, meal times and other practical activities, re...

  • The Other Me

    Michael Douglas lives an outwardly ordinary existence with his doting wife, Sharon. However, beneath his strikingly normal, masculine façade lurks the other him – Plymouth’s most entertaining and flamboyant Neil Diamond impersonator touring local pubs for his middle aged female fans.

  • The Taxidermist

    A short film about a reluctant taxidermist in which we experience, step-by-step, the gruesome art of taxidermy. From peeling off the pelt, to modelling the body, to creating a realistic pose and features. At the same time getting a glimpse into the mind of a former saxophonist who has very little...

  • Call of the Land

    Inspired by the song ‘Land Matters’ Lee Love and his partner Rooh Star strive to empower themselves by remaining connected to their environment. Whether this means living in a handmade ‘barrel home’ or travelling in a makeshift cart, their unique, self-sustainable lifestyle offers an new percepti...

  • Team Qatar

    As part of its ambitious commitment to education, the government of Qatar hired a team of recent Oxford grads to coach the country's first national high school debate team for the World Schools Debating Championship in Washington DC,. Led by quintessentially witty Brit Alex, the five multicultura...

  • Return to Homs

    Once celebrated as Syria’s second best goalkeeper, Abdul Baset Al-Sarout has fought the Assad regime since leading chants at street protests in 2011. Director Talal Derki follows Abdul and his friends over two years as the situation escalates and they transition into militia fighters and leaders....

  • The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Ep 2

    Best known for Nazi propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, and Olympia, her documentary about the 1936 Olympics, Leni Riefenstahl was an undeniably extraordinary filmmaker. In Ray Muller’s two-part exploration of her life and work, Riefenstahl claims to have prioritised art over politics, that her...

  • The Nine Lives of Alice Martineau

    Born in 1972 with cystic fibrosis, the odds were stacked from the start. Filmed before her tragic death in March 2003 shows how this widely respected singer refused to compromise her musical ambitions.