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ArchieArchie
ITVX, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

A four-part drama depicting the life of Hollywood's greatest leading man, Cary Grant, who touched the world with his charm, his grace and enduring vivacity. The series narrates the story of a young Archibald Alexander Leach's troubled childhood and how extreme poverty, his father's adultery and the loss of his older brother, John, tore the family apart and sent his loving mother into a downward spiral of grief and depression.


Women of the MovementWomen of the Movement
ABC, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Limited series focusing on Mamie Till Mobley, who spent her entire life seeking justice for her son Emmett Till after being brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South.


Our BoysOur Boys
HBO Max, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

In the summer of 2014, three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants. Israel is shocked, shaken and furious. Two days later, the burned body of a Palestinian teenager from eastern Jerusalem is found in a forest on the western outskirts of the city. In the ensuing days, an agent from the internal terror division of the Shin Bet investigates the murder, while the parents of the slain teenager begin their long and anguished journey toward justice and consolation. Filmed in Israel, Our Boys is based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. The series follows the investigation of Muhammad Abu Khdeir's murder, and tells the story of all those involved, Jews and Arabs alike, whose lives were forever changed by these events.


Pepsi, Where's My Jet?Pepsi, Where's My Jet?
Netflix, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

When a 20-year-old attempts to win a fighter jet in a Pepsi sweepstakes, he sets the stage for a David versus Goliath court battle for the history books.


TutankhamunTutankhamun
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History
Rating: 2.7/5

Tutankhamun is based on the compelling story of Howard Carter played by Max Irons (Woman In Gold, The White Queen) and his discovery of the tomb of one of Ancient Egypt's forgotten pharaohs, the boy-king Tutankhamun. Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders, The Tudors) takes the role of the dashing and eccentric Lord Carnarvon who keeps faith with Carter and continues to back his expeditions when no one else will.The story written by leading screenwriter Guy Burt (Jekyll and Hyde, The Bletchley Circle, The Borgias) focuses on the legendary personal story of Carter, a solitary man on the edge of society who became an iconic figure and an unlikely hero.Set against the great sweep of ochre sands, looming cliffs and baking heat of Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the story unfolds in 1905 when Carter, an eminent British archaeologist who we meet in his early 20's, is fervently leading an expedition. Amidst the chaos scattered across the Valley floor, Carter's grim determination to find lost antiquities is only too apparent. He has an easy manner with the Egyptian men who work alongside him, but when tempers fray Carter is hotheaded and puts the dig and his career in jeopardy. With his license to dig revoked by Cairo's Antiquities Service, Carter spends years ostracised, dishevelled and living rough and resorting to selling previously discovered archaeological relics to buy food.A chance meeting with the privileged and fast living British aristocrat, Lord Carnarvon, brings a change of fortunes as the enthusiastic amateur needs an experienced archaeologist to help him with a series of random excavations. Carter and Carnarvon begin the most unlikely friendship, in spite of their differences in background and character. After years of searching for the tomb, Carter and Carnarvon successfully discover the last resting place of the boy-king in 1921 against all odds and at great personal expense.


The Gallows PoleThe Gallows Pole
BBC One, 2023 Running | Drama, Crime, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

The remarkable true 18th-century story of David Hartley and the Cragg Vale Coiners, a community of weavers who made fake gold coins to supplement their incomes.


Atlantic CrossingAtlantic Crossing
NRK1, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

Atlantic Crossing is based on the incredible, true story of the Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha's efforts to support her country during World War II. After a headlong flight from the Nazis, she was forced to part from her husband and cross the Atlantic Ocean to seek refuge in the United States. There, she soon found herself involved in a close relationship with the President of the United States: Franklin D. Roosevelt.


The Billion Dollar CodeThe Billion Dollar Code
Netflix, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

In 1990s Berlin, an artist and a hacker invented a new way to see the world. Years later, they reunite to sue Google for patent infringement on it.


The Walk-InThe Walk-In
ITV, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

Forced to flee the UK and go into hiding in the 1990's when he became a mole from within the BNP, Matthew Collins returned to Britain to make a new life for himself. The drama focuses upon Collins and his work to stop the radicalisation of young white men before it begins.


The Thief, His Wife and the CanoeThe Thief, His Wife and the Canoe
ITV, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mini-Series
Rating: 4.7/5

The extraordinary and compelling story of how John Darwin faked his own death to claim life insurance and avoid bankruptcy.