Action, Documentary, Drama: This landmark miniseries based on Stephen E. Ambrose's best-seller, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, recounts the remarkable achievements of an elite team of U.S. paratroopers during World War II.
Documentary, Drama, Economics & Politics: Set in the 1940s, Bomb Girls tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of these exceptional women – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions.
Action, Documentary, Drama: He's mild-mannered and politically unambitious. Then a disaster thrusts him into the most powerful job in the world.
Crime, Documentary, Economics & Politics: The Challenge ETA is an eight-episode documentary series about the Guardia Civil's fight against the Basque terrorist band ETA. A fight that lasted for half a century, until the dissolution of the band and its definitive renunciation of weapons. The Challenge ETA is an ambitious production that aims to mark a milestone in this important episode of the recent history of Spain.
Action, Documentary, Drama: From creators Ed Burns and David Simon (The Wire), this seven-part miniseries focuses on the first 40 days of the war in Iraq, as told by an elite group of U.S. Marines.
Crime, Documentary, Drama: A grieving family. A cover-up. A community on the edge. After a child's tragic death, a prosecutor seeks justice.
Documentary, Economics & Politics, Faith & Spirituality: They're the most politically influential Christian group you've never heard of. And they're pulling the strings of power in America and beyond.
Action, Adventure, Documentary: Hers was "the face that launched a thousand ships." His was the destiny that destroyed an entire city.
Action, Biography, Documentary: The accounts of a journalist and author regarding the Iraq War are dramatized, and a specific focus is given to the events surrounding a deadly ambush which leads to a desperate rescue operation as well as the reaction of family members.
Documentary, Economics & Politics, Society: New possibilities. New lives. But when an immigrant is undocumented, longed-for new opportunities come at a price.
Beauty & Fashion, Economics & Politics, History
Crime, Documentary, Drama: Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.
Biography, Documentary, Drama: House of Saddam is a 2008 drama that charted the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein. A co-production between BBC Television and HBO Films, the series was first broadcast on BBC Two in four parts between 30 July and 20 August 2008.
Documentary, Economics & Politics, History: On the night of June 17, 1972, a security guard in the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC called the police when he found a door repeatedly taped open. The police discovered five men dressed in business suits who were in the process of installing bugs and photographing documents in the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. Thus began the most explosive scandal in American history – a scandal that brought down the Presidency of Richard M. Nixon and sent over 40 people to jail. The events of Watergate read like a political thriller – dirty tricks, government surveillance, and sabotage … much of it secretly caught on tape. “Watergate” tells the full story of the conspiracy led by Nixon and his White House staff, and how they were brought to justice. Among the incidents covered in the series is the leaking and publication of the Pentagon Papers; the spreading of false news on behalf of the White House to destroy the candidacy of Senator Edmund Muskie, then the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972; the revelation that Nixon secretly tape-recorded every conversation in the Oval Office; the Supreme Court fight for the tapes following subpoenas by the special prosecutor and both houses of Congress; the infamous Saturday Night Massacre, when Nixon fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox, leading to the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus; the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment proceedings; and the final “smoking gun” tape which recorded Nixon conspiring to cover up White House involvement in Watergate just days after the burglary. It is a story that touches on Vietnam, the unrest of the 1960s, a near World War, the opening of China, and the moment when an unlikely group of heroes from both political parties band together and bring down the White House. Much of our current political climate began with Watergate, a word everyone has heard, but a story few Americans now understand.
Documentary, Drama, Economics & Politics
Comedy, Documentary, Drama: M*A*S*H is an American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. It was developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film M*A*S*H, which, in turn, was based on Richard Hooker's 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The series, which was produced with 20th Century Fox Television for CBS, follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War (1950–53). The show's title sequence features an instrumental-only version of "Suicide Is Painless," the original film's theme song. The show was created after an attempt to film the original book's sequel, M*A*S*H Goes to Maine, failed. The television series is the best-known of the M*A*S*H works, and one of the highest-rated shows in U.S. television history.
Biography, Documentary, Drama: He fought for equality, justice and peace. He inspired a rising generation -- until an assassin's bullet laid him low.
Biography, Economics & Politics: EMMY® NOMINATED A remarkably intimate portrait of a public woman, Hillary interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of her life. Featuring exclusive interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton herself, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, friends, and journalists, the series examines how she became at once one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.
Comedy, Documentary, Economics & Politics: 'Allo 'Allo! is a BBC television British sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992, comprising 85 episodes. The story is set in a small-town café in Nouvion, German-occupied France during the Second World War. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama Secret Army. 'Allo, 'Allo! was created by David Croft, who also wrote the theme music, and Jeremy Lloyd. Lloyd and Croft wrote the first six series. The remaining series were written by Lloyd and Paul Adam.
Documentary, Drama, Economics & Politics: Close to the Enemy is a British period drama miniseries set in the late 1940s in London. It is written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, starring Jim Sturgess, Freddie Highmore, Charlotte Riley, Phoebe Fox, Alfred Molina, Lindsay Duncan, August Diehl, Alfie Allen, Angela Bassett, Antje Traue and Robert Glenister. It premiered in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 10 November 2016.
Comedy, Documentary, Drama
Documentary, Economics & Politics, Health & Fitness: Near the nation's capital, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, sits Building 10: the largest hospital in the world devoted solely to research. Inside, our country's most brilliant scientific minds carry out some of medicine's riskiest and most critical research, testing new treatments in people for the very first time. With unprecedented access to the halls of Building 10, the NIH Clinical Center, First In Human reveals for the first time how the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow make their way out of the hi-tech research laboratories and into the hands of our world's medical professionals. The series explores the lives of the doctors, researchers, and patients who together make progress possible in this cutting-edge testing ground. Narrated by Emmy, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice winning actor Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," "Hidden Figures,") directed by Emmy winner John Hoffman, and executive produced by Hoffman and Emmy winner Dyllan McGee, the three-part documentary series begins airing August 10 at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on Discovery.
Action, Drama, Economics & Politics: The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his homeland, accompanied by his American wife and children, for his nephew's wedding. Barry’s reluctant homecoming leads to a dramatic clash of cultures as he is thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth.
Action, Comedy, Crime: An Ankara homicide detective with a dark personal life and a disdain for rules and political correctness solves murders and fights police corruption.