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TV Show: The White Queen ( 2013 )
The White Queen is a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women - Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne.

The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster.

The House of York's young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick "The Kingmaker." But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick's plan to control the throne comes crashing down.

A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father's power game - each woman vying for the crown.
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TV Show: The Tudors ( 2007 )
Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in this original, history-based drama series as the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
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TV Show: The White Princess ( 2017 )
The White Princess tells the story of one of the most fascinating periods of British history, spanning the winter court of Henry Tudor – uniquely from the women's point of view. The most ruthless players in history will stop at nothing to support their own causes and those of the ones they love.
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TV Show: The Borgias ( 2011 )
This expansive drama series stars Oscar winner Jeremy Irons in his Golden Globe-nominated role as Pope Alexander VI, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of the infamous Borgia dynasty, who builds an empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy.
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TV Show: Da Vinci's Demons ( 2013 )
In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. Leonardo da Vinci is tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He finds himself in a conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by opposing forces – luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most.His quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing, but da Vinci's genius prevails and he emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light. His story becomes a mirror into our own world, calling us all to join his fight to free the future.
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Movie: The Summit ( 2013 )
The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.
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TV Show: The Crown ( 2016 )
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street - and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
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TV Show: The Hollow Crown ( 2012 )
The Hollow Crown brings together four filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's History Plays - Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. Starting in the year 1399, this continuous story of monarchy follows events during sixteen years of dynastic and political power play. Kings, with their families and followers, are threatened by rebellion and conflict. The story takes us from the Royal Court at Westminster to battlefields in England and France. These rich films are woven with the finest of Shakespeare's poetry and are filmed in the architecture and landscape of the period.
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Movie: Lawrence of Arabia ( 1962 )
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
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TV Show: A Small Light ( 2023 )
A Small Light follows twenty-something Miep Gies who, when her boss Otto Frank came to her and asked her to hide his family from the Nazis during World War II, didn't hesitate. For the next two years, Miep, her husband Jan, and the other helpers watched over the eight souls (Otto Frank, his wife Edith and daughters Anne and Margot as well as four others) in hiding in the Secret Annex. And it was Miep who found Anne's Diary and kept it safe so Otto, the only one of the eight who survived, could later share it with the world as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust.
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Movie: Amadeus ( 1984 )
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
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Movie: Elizabeth ( 1999 )
The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
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TV Show: Catherine the Great ( 2019 )
Catherine the Great delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history. Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century – strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman.The miniseries will follow Catherine towards the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, this is a story of obsessive love. Unable to publicly marry and famously promiscuous, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together shaping Russia as we know it today.
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Movie: Braveheart ( 1995 )
Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.
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Movie: Gladiator ( 2000 )
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
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Movie: The Patriot ( 2000 )
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
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TV Show: The Serpent Queen ( 2022 )
The Serpent Queen is a period drama about Catherine de Medici, Renaissance Queen of France. Considered an immigrant, common and plain, Catherine de Medici is married into the 16th century French court as an orphaned teenager expected to bring a fortune in dowry and produce many heirs, only to discover that her husband is in love with an older woman, her dowry is unpaid and she's unable to concieve. Yet, only with her intelligence and determination, she manages to keep her marriage alive and masters the bloodsport that is the monarchy better than anyone else, ruling France for 50 years.
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TV Show: I, Claudius ( 1976 )
Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.
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TV Show: Feud ( 2017 )
The first installment of the Ryan Murphy's FX anthology series tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during their collaboration on the Academy Award nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers.In the second installment, acclaimed writer Truman Capote surrounded himself with a coterie of society's most elite women – rich, glamorous socialites who defined a bygone era of high society New York – whom he nicknamed "the swans." Enchanted and captivated by these doyennes, Capote ingratiated himself into their lives, befriending them and becoming their confidante, only to ultimately betray them by writing a thinly veiled fictionalization of their lives, exposing their most intimate secrets. When an excerpt from the book was published in Esquire, it effectively destroyed his relationship with his swans, banished him from the high society he so loved and sent him into a spiral of self-destruction from which he would ultimately never recover.
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TV Show: The Secrets of Hillsong ( 2023 )
The Secrets of Hillsong is based on the explosive original reporting on the megachurch's scandals by Vanity Fair journalists Alex French and Dan Adler. Directed by Stacey Lee, The Secrets of Hillsong features the first interviews with former pastors Carl and Laura Lentz since their public ouster from the church, which for years counted musicians, actors, athletes and other celebrities among its flock.
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TV Show: Britannia ( 2018 )
The story is set in 43 A.D. and charts the Roman invasion of what would become Great Britain. The determined, yet terrified, Roman Imperial Army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the forces of the underworld.
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Movie: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ( 1998 )
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
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TV Show: FDR ( 2023 )
FDR is executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Academy Award-nominated producer Bradley Cooper, under his production company Lea Pictures, and Academy Award-winning creative production company RadicalMedia, in association with GroupM Motion Entertainment.The new three-night documentary event will provide an epic portrait of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, unpacking how his own fight with polio prepared him for the challenges of leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. Based upon Goodwin's New York Times bestseller, Leadership: In Turbulent Times, viewers will experience a most harrowing, yet heroic time in history when through grit, commitment and shared sacrifice FDR was the right man at the right time to lead the U.S. and the allied nations, projecting confidence in himself and America.
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TV Show: The Story of India with Michael Wood ( 2007 )
Michael Wood journeys through the Indian subcontinent, tracing the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures, and landscapes.For over two millennia, India has been at the center of world history. But how did India come to be? What is India? These are the big questions behind this intrepid journey around the contemporary subcontinent. In this landmark series, historian and acclaimed writer Michael Wood embarks on a dazzling and exciting expedition through today's India, looking to the present for clues to her past, and to the past for clues to her future. The journey takes the viewer through majestic landscapes and reveals some of the greatest monuments and artistic treasures on Earth.
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Movie: Tombstone ( 1993 )
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
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TV Show: The Gilded Age ( 2022 )
The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and the rise of disparity between old money and new.Against this backdrop of change, the story begins in 1882 — introducing young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Union general, who moves into the New York City home of her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook. Accompanied by Peggy Scott, an accomplished African-American woman, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George and Bertha Russell.In this exciting new world that is on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?
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TV Show: The Spanish Princess ( 2019 )
The Spanish Princess, the latest chapter in the dynastic saga of Tudor England, is a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history – the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London.
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TV Show: Victoria ( 2016 )
Victoria comes to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne's public image and become ‘grandmother of Europe'. The first series of Victoria, will tell the story of the first years of the reign, beginning with the moment of the Queen's accession in 1837, following her first faltering steps from capricious, hormonal teenager with a weak grasp on her duties and responsibilities to her marriage to Albert. The show is a saga of interlocking circles – the circuits of power in Buckingham Palace and Westminster, the intermarrying royal houses of Europe and the scandals of the below-stairs palace staff. At the centre stands the new Queen – a spirited, passionate woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon of stability and strength.
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TV Show: The Last Kingdom ( 2015 )
The Last Kingdom is a show of heroic deeds and epic battles but with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.
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TV Show: Vikings ( 2013 )
Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.
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TV Show: Spartacus ( 2010 )
Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. Spartacus is a graphic and visceral account of Rome's most famous gladiator. When he is separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Spartacus must fight for survival, befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption, violence, sex and fame. He will be seduced by power and tormented by vengeance. But his passion will give him the strength to prevail over every obstacle, in this modern and uninhibited tale of death, honour and endurance.
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TV Show: Peaky Blinders ( 2013 )
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham.
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TV Show: Krigsseileren ( 2023 )
Krigsseileren is based on true stories of Norwegian merchant sailors and their families during and after World War II. When WWII erupts, two sailors on a Norwegian merchant ship face brutal conditions as they fight to survive a conflict they were never asked to join.
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TV Show: Year of the Rabbit ( 2019 )
Set in Victorian-era London, the series follows Detective Inspector Rabbit, a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all, and his new, hapless, by-the-books partner. While they're investigating a local murder, the lewd but insightful adoptive daughter of the chief of police joins them, becoming the country's first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.
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TV Show: Becoming Elizabeth ( 2022 )
Becoming Elizabeth is the fascinating story of the early life of England's most iconic Queen. Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court. With no clear heir, the death of King Henry the VIII sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power. His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country.Elizabeth struggles to control her own destiny and take real power as the men around her attempt to claim her sovereignty. Her fascinating and factual journey to secure the crown is filled with scheming, betrayal and illicit relationships that threaten to bring forth her demise at a time in which every man or woman of the court is on the wheel of fortune, which may take them to a position of great power one moment, or the executioner's block the next.
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TV Show: Versailles ( 2015 )
Versailles, 1667. Louis XIV was 28 years old. To rise to the heights of the nobility and wield its absolute power, he launched the construction of Versailles... it proved to be a snare. Louis XIV is a young King haunted by childhood trauma, the Fronde civil, a rebellion of the nobility against his father, Louis XIII... It will prove be a strategic policy out of the ordinary, manipulative, Machiavellian, and he will "invent" Versailles for the nobles of Paris, to keep them under control, and gradually transform the castle into a golden prison. But how will Louis live as the greatest King in the world?Historical fiction of the court figures and the more humble villagers, guiding us in a world of betrayals and secrets, politicking and declarations of love.
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TV Show: They All Came Out to Montreux ( 2022 )
Starting in 1967, with practically no knowledge of the music industry, Claude Nobs began turning his sleepy hometown on the shores of Lake Geneva into a destination for international music artists.Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Etta James, Prince, Talking Heads... the list goes on, and eventually they all came out to Montreux. And when they did, Claude filmed and recorded everything in meticulous detail, resulting in a UNESCO recognised archive of extraordinary depth and quality.From revelatory live performances to jaw-dropping and intimate interview footage, this documentary miniseries provides an immersive window into the unique world of Claude Nobs and his love for music.
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TV Show: Outlander ( 2014 )
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.The Outlander series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books, spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure into one epic tale.
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TV Show: The Real History of Science Fiction ( 2014 )
From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots, Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor, and co-creator of the BBC's Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre... for its audience it's a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.
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TV Show: 1923 ( 2022 )
1923 focuses on the Dutton family's next two generations as they struggle to survive historic drought, lawlessness and prohibition, and an epidemic of cattle theft; all battled beneath the cloud of Montana's great depression, which preceded the nation by almost a decade.
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TV Show: The Vikings ( 2023 )
In this series, Dr Xand van Tulleken and archaeologist Raksha Dave tell the brutal story of one of the most bloody and savage conquests in English History.One thousand years ago, England was invaded. Arriving in an enormous fleet of Viking longships, thousands of Viking Warriors, led by the teenage Danish Prince Canute, rampaged throughout the country, spreading death and destruction. They were intent on a total regime change, crowning Canute as the first Viking king of England. Only the ailing English King Ethelred the Unready and his son Edmund Ironside stood in their way.

Xand and Raksha follow the bloody fight for the throne of England chapter by chapter as the Vikings bring England to its knees. They reveal the terrifying brutality of Canute's Viking forces and uncover what the Vikings were really like as they blasted their way throughout the country. This is a story of blood, conquest and kingdom.
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TV Show: Domina ( 2021 )
Domina follows the life and the extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla, from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar's assassination, to Rome's most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her sons. Livia and her peers navigate their way through a brutal society by means of strategy, conspiracy, seduction and murder. This is a visceral and authentic family saga, grounded in historical accuracy and bringing to life the incredible true stories of the women who would create one of the most enduring and fascinating dynasties of all time.
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Movie: Noah ( 2014 )
Noah (Russell Crowe) is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.
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Movie: Chevalier ( 2023 )
Based on factual story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African enslaved and a French plantation owner, who rises to heights in French society as a composer before an ill-fated love affair.
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TV Show: Billy the Kid ( 2022 )
Billy the Kid is based on the life of famous American outlaw Billy the Kid, also known as William H. Bonney -- from his humble Irish roots, to his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger in the American frontier, to his pivotal role in the Lincoln County War and beyond.
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TV Show: The Shadow of the Tower ( 1972 )
The Shadow of the Tower is a historical drama that was broadcast on BBC2 in 1972. It was a prequel to the earlier serials The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R. Consisting of thirteen episodes, it focused on the reign of Henry VII of England and the creation of the Tudor dynasty.
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TV Show: The Black Hand ( 2023 )
Award-winning actor and producer Anthony LaPaglia unravels an epic story of Italian organised crime gang - the Black Hand - which terrorised Italian Australians working around the cane fields of North Queensland in the 1930s.
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TV Show: Rabbit Hole ( 2023 )
Private espionage operative John Weir, finds himself in the midst of a battle over the preservation of democracy in a world at odds with misinformation, behavioral manipulation, the surveillance state and the interests that control these extraordinary powers.
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TV Show: Warrior ( 2019 )
Inspired by the writings and work of martial arts icon Bruce Lee and set against the backdrop of San Francisco's Chinatown in the aftermath of the Civil War, Warrior tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy, newly arrived from China, who finds himself caught up in the bloody Tong Wars.
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TV Show: The Son ( 2017 )
The Son, from writers/producers Philipp Meyer, Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy and producer Michael Connolly, is a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire.
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TV Show: Dark Angel ( 2016 )
The two-part drama, Dark Angel, from Line of Duty makers World Productions, is based on the extraordinary true story of the Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton.Travelling around the North-east, she insinuates herself into unsuspecting families, marrying and creating new families of her own - before killing them, taking their money and moving on.
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TV Show: The Frontier ( 2023 )
The Frontier explores the legends, events and folklore of the American frontier which have embedded themselves into our culture so much so that the Old West, especially the Western genre of films, has become one of the defining periods of American national identity.
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TV Show: Dark Side of the 2000's ( 2023 )
From outrageous shock jocks to record breaking reality TV, and the rise of celebrity gossip to the downward spiral of a child star, Dark Side of the 2000's delves into the decade's untold histories, revealing dark secrets and personal insights from the people who witnessed it all first hand.
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TV Show: Sun Records ( 2017 )
Sun Records is a coming-of-age story set in the unraveling world of 1950s Memphis where music and race collide, ultimately creating pop music's first superstars.
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TV Show: The Winter King ( 2023 )
The Winter King, based on Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles series, is set in the fifth century, long before Britain was united, in a brutal land of warring factions and tribes, where lives were often fleeting. The series follows Arthur as he evolves from outcast to legendary warrior and leader. King Uther's bastard son, Arthur, returns to the land he's been banished from to find a kingdom in chaos. Seeking the aid of his oldest confidants, Arthur aims to right Britain's path as he faces the most unexpected of obstacles.
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Movie: Mata Hari ( 1985 )
Mata Hari is a beautiful dancer of Dutch origin working in Paris. It is August 1914 and war between France and Germany seems imminent. However, she accepts an invitation to travel to Berlin as part of a show.