Diary of a Young Comic
Dottie West fought a difficult childhood to rise as one of country music's icons winning the first ever Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965. She pushed the boundaries of country music and befriended some of their greatest musical artistes. Poor management besieged her with financial problems and she was on her way to fighting them through when she was tragically killed.
Boo-Boo gets fed up with the rules imposed on bears by humans and decides to return to his “wild” roots.
Colt Erickson is a helicopter pilot who's hired by a woman to fly her around. But suddenly she pulls a gun on him and tells Colt to land in the nearby prison. When they do one of the inmates goes in and she tells Colt to go but the guards shoot at the copter damaging it. So it crashes. Colt sees the man she broke out is Randy Savino a guy he knows. They are now trapped in the desert. Colt's girlfriend Julia is approached by the FBI who tell her about the break out. She says Colt wouldn't do that. That's when they reveal that Colt and Savino's past and that Colt has been making trips across the border. So it seems that the Feds are treating Colt like a suspect so Julia tries to find him herself.
In this look at Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, Dennis Potter mixed biographical drama with a psychological profile to explore the roots of Dodgson's creativity. Dodgson tells stories to ten-year-old Alice Liddell, leading to recreations of scenes adapted from ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (1865), designed to resemble the original Sir John Tenniel illustrations.
The hopes, dreams & fears of three female flatmates set in their much used bathroom.
Qingqing (Athena Chu) is a getai singer, an entertainer who sings for the souls of the departed in boisterous street shows held during the Hungry Ghost Festival. She meets and falls in love with an enigmatic but oddly familiar young man (Chen Hanwei) visiting Singapore, in this simple tale of love, loss and a lifelong friendship that reaches across death.
Deborah Hayes is charged with murdering her son Michael, aged 8 months. In the Police Interview Room, suffering from the immediate after-shock of the event, Deborah explains to two police officers and her solicitor why she gave her suffering son her own sleeping tablets and then attempted suicide herself.
A strange man arrives in Belder on horseback, and introduces himself as Captain Zeppos. Initially, he is met with suspicion and jealousy, but he soon befriends a local, Ben Kurrel. It becomes apparent that Zeppos had a motive to come to Belder: when in Greece a stranger had made him an offer on a piece of land he had inherited near the town. Ben Kurrel and his friend Rita Mees help him investigate the mystery.
Poor Willy’s mind has been warped by too many Westerns. He sees gunfighters on every corner, even though he’s in 1960s Swansea. Some think Billy’s simple. His Auntie just thinks he’s creative. But he’s on a dark path as his vivid imaginings grow wilder, and the world in his head comes roaring out into reality.An early piece from TV playwright Dennis Potter. (homemcr.otg)
Lee, a Chinese man, works as a waiter in a hotel in England, despite speaking very little English. Told that a girl called Iris might be interested in him, on his afternoon off work he buys a box of chocolates and sets off to find her.
Short opera. A boy falls in love with a girl after an Appalachian prayer meeting, but her father wants her to go to the dance with a local shyster who the father thinks will bail him out of his money troubles instead.
A QED drama special, based upon a real-life case of medical negligence. Within four days of being admitted to hospital with minor injuries, Ray Peters' son Mark is in a coma, and two weeks later he is dead. Suspecting critical mistakes by the doctors. Ray vows to find out the truth.
An adaptation of a novel by Joseph Roth.
Les Perses (The Persians) is a French TV movie adaptation of Aeschylus' oldest known tragedy, Πέρσαι (Persai). It was originally broadcasted in October 31, 1961. The play deals with the aftermath of the Persian defeat in the battle of Salamis (480 BC), which makes it the only Greek tragedy that deals with a real historical event.
An account of Dr. Robert D. Ballard's exploration of the wreck of the Britannic in September 1995. Britannic, the sister-ship of the Titanic, was sunk after a mysterious explosion while serving as a hospital ship during World War One. Ballard sets out to relocate the wreck and attempts to prove once and for all whether it was a German mine or torpedo which inflicted the fatal damage. Documentary-