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Final 24 – JFK Junior

He was American royalty and a cultural icon. JFK Jr.’s promise of living out his political legacy bequeathed to him on the day of his father’s assassination was cut short over the Atlantic Ocean one hot July night. Kennedy’s death and that of his wife and sister-in-law, were the result of a series of bad decisions Kennedy had made during his last day.


Episode Length: 00:53:00

Year: 2006

Episode: 6


 

Final 24 – Marvin Gaye

On his last day alive soul superstar Marvin Gaye is depressed and paranoid. We delve into the Prince of Motown’s violent childhood to uncover the root of Marvin’s strained relationship with his strict father and to understand his struggle with drugs.


Episode Length: 00:53:00

Year: 2006

Episode: 5


 

Final 24 – Hunter S. Thompson

A lifetime of alcohol and drug abuse was taking their toll and at 67, with a broken leg, two hip operations and in chronic pain Thompson could no longer live up to the legend he’d created. On February 20, 2005, he decided to end it all with one of his favorite possessions, a Smith and Wesson 45. We chart the life of this troubled genius and uncover why a bullet to the head was the only way out.


Episode Length: 00:53:00

Year: 2006

Episode: 4


 

21st Century Sex Slaves

Sex tourism may be one of Thailand’s most profitable industries. Many of the foreign men who enter the country as tourists come for sex ‘ the demand is high, and the market is massive. Servicing this demand are women trafficked from all over the world, including those lured to Thailand by a vicious Thai-Uzbek ring. Most Uzbek women who work in the industry come to Bangkok out of financial desperation; they believe they’ll get good jobs, but they end up as slaves. Now, a covert special forces unit and an international team of undercover investigators join to hunt down this notorious sex-trafficking ring. In order to infiltrate the ring, they’ll meet with confidential informants in seedy Bangkok neighbourhoods and wear hidden cameras to collect intel. It’s a dangerous mission ‘ with the sex-trafficking ring ready to kill to protect its business.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1


 

JFK: Seven Days That Made A President

There are some days when you can change the world. Although his last day on earth still defines him, there are seven moments in the life of JFK that made him who he was, that created the icon. Marking the 50th anniversary of his assassination in 2013, this feature-length documentary tells the story of one of America’s greatest presidents through the seven key dates that made the man, drove his presidency and changed the fate of the world. Each of them reflects a separate part of his achievements, his personality and his fateful crises.


Episode Length: 01:30:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 1


JFK: The Final Hours

Few events have been more scrutinized than the minutes and hours following the fatal bullets fired by Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 22, 1963. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been analysed repeatedly from every angle and every perspective, but this leaves us with no real insight into his humanity. JFK: THE FINAL HOURS, narrated by Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Bill Paxton, takes both in-depth and birds-eye views of the final day of Kennedy’s life through first-hand accounts.


Episode Length: 01:30:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 1


JFK: The Lost Bullet

It’s been called the most important piece of film evidence of all time. Locked away in the vaults of the National Archives, the original Zapruder film that captured the vital 11 seconds of President John F Kennedy’s assassination sits tattered and untouchable. Using exclusive eyewitness testimony, as well as newly restored, and in some cases, never-before-seen images of the shooting JFK: The Lost Bullet is a one-off special which investigates the assassination.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2011

Episode: 1


Connected Commerce: Part 2

In our increasingly connected world, a growing number of small businesses are finding ways to grow their business abroad rapidly and successfully. In the second of two special programmes, we meet the people behind a range of companies that have gone global, from a crowdsourcing market research company in Turkey to a Columbian swimwear company and a Siberian cosmetic maker. What are the secrets of their success?


Episode Length: 00:23:00

Year: 2018

Episode: 2


Connected Commerce: Part 1

In our increasingly connected world, a growing number of small businesses are finding ways to grow their business abroad rapidly and successfully. In the first of two special programmes, we meet the people behind a range of companies that have gone global, from an Australian company that lets you create your own graphics, to a German language learning app, and a high-end Welsh jeans manufacturer. What are the secrets of their success?


Episode Length: 00:23:00

Year: 2018

Episode: 1


Final 24 – River Pheonix

After a tough day on set, Hollywood golden boy River Phoenix hits L.A’s fashionable nightclub The Viper Room. He’s looking forward to getting on stage and jamming with his friends. This is a moment he’s been waiting for. When the plan changes, a disappointed Phoenix ingests a lethal cocktail of drugs, staggers outside and collapses on the sidewalk. Paramedics are unable to revive him and he dies shortly after. Be there as we recreate Phoenix’s last day to tell the tragic tale of a young man whose short life was dominated by the constant pressure to perform.


Episode Length: 00:53:00

Year: 2006

Episode: 3


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