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Cradle To GraveCradle To Grave
BBC Three, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

The year is 1974 and 15 year-old Danny attempts to deal with the ups and downs of life with the Baker family. Eldest daughter Sharon's wedding is just around the corner and the docks are facing closure. The series is based on actual events and characters.


The SaboteursThe Saboteurs
MORE4, 2015 On Hiatus | Drama, Thriller, Military/War, History
Rating: 5/5

This is a six-part dramatization about how the Norwegians stopped Hitler from building a nuclear weapon by sabotaging the factory in Rjukan, Norway that produced heavy water, which had the potential to create an atomic bomb. The situation is viewed from four perspectives: the Nazis', the Allies', the saboteurs', and the company's.


Iosi, el espía arrepentidoIosi, el espía arrepentido
Prime Video, 2022 Running | Drama, Thriller, History, Suspense | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

An Argentinean intelligence agent infiltrates the Jewish community to gather information that is then allegedly used to perpetrate two of the worst terrorist attacks in Latin American history, leaving over 100 dead.


Operación Marea NegraOperación Marea Negra

In November 2019, a semi-submersible of artisan construction crosses the Atlantic Ocean with three tons of cocaine inside. Inside, three men survive storms, currents, breakdowns, hunger, fights and constant police harassment.


Appropriate AdultAppropriate Adult
ITV, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Mini-Series
Rating: 2.8/5

Powerful and thought-provoking drama which tells the compelling true story of Janet Leach who played a crucial part in uncovering the shocking crimes of Fred and Rosemary West - two of the most notorious serial-killers in history. Featuring electrifying performances by Emily Watson (as Janet Leach) and Dominic West (as Fred West), it reveals the extraordinary relationship which developed between the two, as West tried to evade responsibility for his crimes and protect his wife Rosemary from justice.


Black HandsBlack Hands
TVNZ, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mini-Series
Rating: 1/5

On June 20, 1994, five members of the Bain family were found dead in their Dunedin home. The atrocity captured the nation, and it remains one of New Zealand's most controversial cases. This dramatised version tells the story of each of the family members in the months leading up to their deaths.


Catherine (2014)Catherine (2014)
1 TV, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography
Rating: 4.8/5

In 1745 in Saint Petersburg, Empress Elizabeth is childless, and she appoints her nephew Peter Fedorovich as the heir to Russian throne. But what it means to leave the country in his hands? As he was born in Prussia and could hardly speak Russian.


Underbelly: Land of the Long Green CloudUnderbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud
TV3, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime

This is the New Zealand story of the real Mr Asia, Marty Johnstone, and New Zealand's first ever drug cartel, The Syndicate.


El Señor de los CielosEl Señor de los Cielos
Telemundo, 2013 Running | Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Rating: 5/5

Aurelio Casillas (Rafael Amaya) is about to claim his place as Mexico's wealthiest and most powerful kingpin since the notorious Pablo Escobar. Armed with ruthless ambition and animal-like instincts, Aurelio outsmarts the law and, most importantly, his cartel rivals with a fleet of drug smuggling airplanes - earning him the nickname "El Señor de los Cielos" (The Lord of the Skies). But when revenge-seeking Special Forces police officer Marco Mejía (Gabriel Porras) demands personal retribution, Aurelio's guarded anonymity and rising empire fall under attack. The two men plunge into a life-or-death battle of drugs, raw passion, and betrayal that can only end in blood. Inspired by true events, the smash hit El Señor de los Cielos uncovers the looming dangers of the drug underworld in an action-filled drama.


Bikie Wars: Brothers in ArmsBikie Wars: Brothers in Arms
Ten, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, History, Lifestyle
Rating: 4.5/5

This is a drama series which is set in 1984 and based on true events based on the Milperra Massacre which left seven people dead. It is about how bike club loyalty and friendship turned to bikie club war.