Biography Shows

Great Australians with Alan Jones

Great Australians with Alan Jones

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. Eponymous without seeking the furnishings of fame, these individuals have risen to considerable challenges to become world figures in their fields.
5 Episodes
Umbrella
Blonde

Blonde

Dramatic provocative and unsettlingly suggestive, Blonde is as much a bombshell as its protagonist, the legendary Marilyn Monroe. It creates a striking and poignant portrait of the mythic star and the society that made and failed her.
2 Episodes
Content Film
The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and the key events that spanned his career as one of the city's most feared law enforcers.
2 Episodes
Reel
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
2 Episodes
VPRO
This World

This World

International investigative documentary series from the BBC.
1 Episode
BBC
Game Changers

Game Changers

An original documentary series providing a compelling look at the business leaders and entrepreneurs who climbed to the top and changed our world.
1 Episode
Bloomberg

Biography Episodes

Elizabeth: The Making of a Queen

Elizabeth: The Making of a Queen

Take a unique and exclusive look at a defining period in the Queen's life - from the moment her father the King died on February 6th 1952 to the day of her Coronation on June 2nd 1953 - when the shy 25-year-old was suddenly thrust into the limelight.
48mins
TVF Media
Game Changers - Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc, and one of the world's youngest billionaires. How did he get there? Game Changers follows his journey.
45mins
Business, , , , ,
Bloomberg
Princes of the Palace

Princes of the Palace

Princes of the Palace is the first major documentary to chart the lives of the British royal family's princes... Philip, Charles, William, Harry and young Prince George, as they've supported history's longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
89mins
History, , , ,
Umbrella
Great Australians with Alan Jones - Anthony Warlow, Matt Mitcham and Sydney Kirkby

Anthony Warlow, Matt Mitcham and Sydney Kirkby

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, Anthony Warlow, Matt Mitcham and Sydney Kirkby.
42mins
Interview, , ,
Umbrella
Queen: Mercury Rising

Queen: Mercury Rising

Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, four names synonymous with one of the world's all time great rock bands - Queen. Mercury Rising captures their remarkable story through rare archive footage, interviews and in-depth access.
57mins
Umbrella
Great Australians with Alan Jones - Richard Bonynge, Ken Rosewall and John Olsen

Richard Bonynge, Ken Rosewall and John Olsen

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, Richard Bonynge, Ken Rosewall and John Olsen.
40mins
Umbrella
Great Australians with Alan Jones - Ita Buttrose, Ian Frazer and Carla Zampatti

Ita Buttrose, Ian Frazer and Carla Zampatti

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, Ita Buttrose, Ian Frazer and Carla Zampatti.
45mins
Umbrella
Mabo: Life of an Island Man

Mabo: Life of an Island Man

A man ahead of his time, Eddie Koiki Mabo, left an indelible legacy to the people of Australia, reshaping the landscape and opening up possibilities that many never dreamed of.
87mins
Umbrella
The Rolling Stones: The Singles

The Rolling Stones: The Singles

The Stones were an inspiration to hordes of imitators and millions of fans, but until now there has never been an authoritative independent review of the factors that shaped the classic singles.
65mins
Umbrella
Great Australians with Alan Jones - John Howard and John Singleton

John Howard and John Singleton

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, former Prime Minister John Howard and entrepreneur John Singleton.
44mins
Umbrella
Great Australians with Alan Jones - Harry Messel, Nancye Hayes and Raelene Boyle

Harry Messel, Nancye Hayes and Raelene Boyle

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, Harry Messel, Nancye Hayes and Raelene Boyle.
46mins
Umbrella
When the Queen Came to Town

When the Queen Came to Town

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's maiden visit to Australia in 1954 marked the end of one era and the dawn of another. This documentary reveals how it touched the very fabric of Australian society and influenced attitudes toward the monarchy.
79mins
Umbrella
Why ANZAC with Sam Neill

Why ANZAC with Sam Neill

Actor Sam Neill unravels the ANZAC century - its tough truths and enduring legends, revealing his own family's involvement in the ANZAC story for the first time.
1min
History, , ,
ABC
The Mystery Of Agatha Christie with David Suchet

The Mystery Of Agatha Christie with David Suchet

David Suchet, TV's Poirot, has spent much of his life acting out the plots and dramas created by Agatha Christie. He embarks on a journey to learn more about the woman who created him.
49mins
Arts, , ,
ABC
Backlight - Bye Bye Car

Bye Bye Car

Driverless cars will be how we move around in the future. In 10 years' time, Ford Motors' Bill Ford says his company will sell mobility, not cars. We ask the experts, including Tesla pioneer Elon Musk, what they think the future has in store for us.
49mins
Cars, , ,
VPRO
Backlight - Aleksander Litvinenko

Aleksander Litvinenko

It started as a possible case of food poisoning, but within weeks turned into a spectacle of enormous political proportions. Aleksander Litvinenko, former member of the Russian secret service, died after being poisoned with a radioactive substance.
54mins
VPRO
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

An up-close-and-personal look at America's sweetheart Taylor Swift.
61mins
Music, ,
Via Vision
Takedown

Takedown

An intimate portrait of the UFC athlete who fought his way from poverty to the top of the world.
88mins
Sport, ,
Via Vision
Who is Harry Nilsson?

Who is Harry Nilsson?

Tells the story of one of the most talented and versatile singer-songwriters in pop music history.
116mins
Music, ,
Via Vision
Rihanna

Rihanna

This documentary tells the story of the multi-award winning artist's triumphant journey from poverty and obscurity to becoming a worldwide pop sensation.
62mins
Music, ,
Via Vision
One Direction

One Direction

This documentary film goes beyond the music and explores the challenges and triumphs of One Direction with interviews of the band from a variety of different shows.
57mins
Music, ,
Via Vision
Mind Meld

Mind Meld

A 75-minute examination of the impact the Star Trek experience has had on the franchise's most celebrated participants: William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
75mins
Via Vision
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Follow Justin's journey from a child star to launching his incredibly successful solo career.
59mins
Music, ,
Via Vision
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

This is the story of how in just 27 short years, Amy Winehouse managed to influence the music community, fashion world and a legion of fans who understood her best through her musical genius.
56mins
Music, , ,
Via Vision
Kylie Minogue: Showtime

Kylie Minogue: Showtime

With more than 70 million albums sold worldwide, Kylie Minogue has earned her crown as the Princess of Pop as well as being a fashion icon, designer, entrepreneur, actress and philanthropist.
61mins
Music, , , ,
Umbrella
Taylor Swift: Superstar

Taylor Swift: Superstar

Exploring her dedication to the song writing process, her influences and inspiration, Taylor Swift - Superstar captures the essence of the creative persona of one of the world's most popular performers.
60mins
Music, , ,
Umbrella
The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - Part 2

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - Part 2

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and key events of one of the city's most feared enforcers.
104mins
Biography, , , ,
Reel
The Chifleys of Busby Street

The Chifleys of Busby Street

Ben Chifley (1885 - 1951) was a railway engine-driver who became Australia's best-loved Prime Minister in 1945.
74mins
Ronin
The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - Part 1

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson - Part 1

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and key events of one of the city's most feared enforcers.
130mins
Biography, , , ,
Reel
Tim Minchin: Rock n Roll Nerd

Tim Minchin: Rock n Roll Nerd

An intimate tale of love and ambition and a rare record of the very first steps in the brilliant career of Tim Minchin, now an Australian comedy and music superstar.
89mins
Music, , ,
Madman
When You're Strange

When You're Strange

Winner of the award for Best Long Form Music Video at the 53rd Grammy Awards, and narrated by Johnny Depp, When You're Strange is an intimate exploration of one of the world's most influential rock bands.
86mins
Music, ,
Madman
The Cats of Mirikitani

The Cats of Mirikitani

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a new journey.
74mins
Madman
The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Learn the hidden side of Muhammad Ali. From his Islamic religious beliefs, decision to change his name and his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War, it is easy to understand why Ali was such a controversial, charismatic and influential figure.
92mins
Sport, , ,
Madman
Stephanie in the Water

Stephanie in the Water

Professional surfer Stephanie Gilmore won her first world championship event at 17. Over the next four years, she led the sport and her talent seemed untouchable, until a violent turn of events abruptly ended her winning streak.
68mins
Madman
Sing Your Song

Sing Your Song

A patriot to the last and a champion for worldwide human rights, Harry Belafonte is one of the truly heroic cultural and political figures of the past 60 years. This is his story, but it is also a chronicle of the civil rights movement in the US.
93mins
Music, , ,
Madman
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

For 17 years thought to be lost, this candid in-depth interview with the late visionary was filmed in 1995. Steve Jobs discusses his early days, career battles and vision for the future, just two years before he would retake control of Apple.
67mins
Madman
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Explore Scott Walker's music and career, from his early days as a jobbing bass player on the Sunset Strip, to mega-stardom in Britain's swinging 60s pop scene, to his evolution into one of the most astonishing soundmakers of the last few decades.
96mins
Music, ,
Madman
Joy Division

Joy Division

In 1976, after seeing the Sex Pistols, four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester, England formed a band, Joy Division. Now 30 years later, they are enjoying a larger audience and more influence than ever before with a profound legacy.
96mins
Music, , , ,
Madman
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work takes us on a year long ride with the irreverent comedian and pop icon Joan Rivers, peeling away the mask of the legendary performer, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of living life as a groundbreaking performer.
85mins
Madman
Patti Smith: Dream of Life

Patti Smith: Dream of Life

The philosophy and artistry of cult rocker Patti Smith - legendary singer, artist and poet. Known as the godmother of punk, Patti Smith galvanized the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage, music and trademark swagger.
93mins
Music, , ,
Madman
Client 9: Eliot Spitzer

Client 9: Eliot Spitzer

An in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. When he was NY's Attorney General, he prosecuted crimes by America's largest financial institutions. Then came revelations he'd been caught seeing prostitutes.
118mins
Biography, , ,
Madman
Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland wasn't just a tastemaker; she created the whole idea of tastemaking. She was the oracle of style, a woman who defined the way we looked at couture.
86mins
Madman
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Inside the mind of a modern musical genius... for 18 months Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Scott Hicks followed the legendary Philip Glass across three continents, creating a remarkable portrait of this brilliant composer.
115mins
Music, ,
Madman
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years and is, literally, our most influential woman photographer. She has shot the rich and famous, the profound and powerful, the exceptional and notorious.
80mins
Media, , , , ,
Madman
Bobby Fischer Against the World

Bobby Fischer Against the World

Genius. Recluse. Cold War Icon. Chess master Bobby Fischer was all this and more. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War poster child.
93mins
Madman
American, The Bill Hicks Story

American, The Bill Hicks Story

Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of America and modern life head on.
102mins
Biography, , , ,
Madman
A Matter of Taste

A Matter of Taste

Paul Liebrandt is the youngest chef to have received three stars from the New York Times. He was 24 at the time. However, shortly after this victory over the critics, Liebrandt fell apart with the chef resigning himself to flipping burgers.
69mins
Madman
A Walk Into The Sea

A Walk Into The Sea

A Walk Into The Sea is director Esther Robinson's personal inquiry into the truth behind her Uncle Danny Williams' mysterious 1966 disappearance. Virtually unknown today, Danny was Andy Warhol's lover, and a promising young filmmaker.
78mins
Biography, , , ,
Madman