Louis Wain was many things during his incredible life: artist, inventor, entrepreneur, trying his best to care for his five sisters and mother. Two events changed his life forever: meeting Emily, the love of his life, and adopting Peter, a stray kitten. They will become both his family and his inspiration to paint the extraordinary images of cats that made him world famous and changed the way we see life forever.
The extraordinary rise of Livia Drusilla, who overcame adversity to become the most powerful woman in the world. Follow Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress.
Mauro Larrea and Soledad Montalvo are two strangers whose destinies cross in the second half of the 19th century, leading to their lives changing forever. A history of glories and defeats, of silver mines, family intrigues, vineyards, wineries, and fascinating cities whose splendor faded over time.
A fresh look at the life and legacy of the iconic artist Leonardo da Vinci, positing that he was a gay outsider who used his work as a way of hiding his true self. Each episode will examine one of da Vinci’s artworks for hidden clues about a tortured artist struggling for perfection.
Based on a true story set in 1962. Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Courier had its world premiere under the title Ironbark at the Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2020. Due to COVID-19 it has been delayed from 2020 to 2021:
3 March 2021 (France)
19 March 2021 (USA/UK)
1 April 2021 (AUS)
This docudrama features reenactments of historical events and commentary by historians Hiro Kanagawa, Stephen Turnbull, David Spafford, Tomoko Kitagawa and others. It bring to life the tumultuous history and power struggles of a warring 16th-century feudal Japan.
As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future.
Release Date: 15 Jan 2021 (Select Theaters) | 29 Jan 2021 (Netflix)
Christmas Special 2012
Christmas is coming, and in Poplar the midwives of Nonnatus House are busier than ever. When an abandoned baby is discovered on the steps of the convent, the whole community rallies round to provide food and clothing, and to try and trace his mother. Meanwhile, Jenny Lee finds herself drawn into the mystery surrounding elderly local woman Mrs. Jenkins, while Chummy is determined to stage an unforgettable nativity play.
Christmas Special 2013
An unexploded bomb is discovered in Poplar, throwing festivities into chaos.
Christmas Special 2014
When harsh conditions at a home for unmarried expectant mothers are exposed, Chummy and Patsy are required to take over the running of the home, and later help a young mother decide that she is not as set on giving her baby up for adoption as she had thought. Cynthia wrestles with a calling to become a nun, but an encounter with a former mental hospital inmate helps her to make up her mind and she leaves midwifery behind to become a postulant.
Christmas Special 2015
Festive cheer is in plentiful supply as Poplar readies itself for Christmas. An unexpected surprise for a grieving mother helps bring the Christmas magic home, while Nonnatus is rocked to the core when one of its own goes missing.
Christmas Special 2016
The nuns are trying to help a tiny struggling mission hospital on the Eastern Cape. But can they save the hospital from closing down – and perform a Christmas miracle a long way from home?
Christmas Special 2017
Boxing Day sees heavy snowfall covering the country and the adverse weather causes major disruption across Poplar as roads become blocked and pipes freeze meaning families have to queue outside for water from standpipes. Sister Julienne must inform a family about the death of their loved one and uncovers an uncomfortable truth, while Valerie helps an unmarried couple living in a caravan prepare for their baby, but unforeseen complications knock her confidence in her ability as a midwife. Guest starring Anita Dobson.
Christmas Special 2018
As Poplar prepares for Christmas, the nuns leave for the Mother House to vote in a new mother superior and to help care for a group of Chinese orphans. Meanwhile, Trixie returns to Poplar refreshed and is shocked to discover that many mothers no longer want to give birth at home.
Christmas Special 2019
Mother Mildred and the Nonnatus House team head to the Outer Hebrides in response to a nursing shortage.
Christmas Special 2020
Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital, while Trixie is less than impressed to receive a subscription to a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas present. Meanwhile, the circus is in town.
Christmas Special 2021
Lucille and Cyril are planning a Christmas wedding!
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.
25 October 2020 (Norway)
4 April 2021 (USA/Canada) Masterpiece PBS
Presiding over the most glamorous court in Europe and beloved by their people, Queen Catherine and Henry VIII together create an England that is proud, confident and strong enough to withstand threat from abroad. Catherine’s struggle to produce an heir places her marriage and position in the court at risk, and she is haunted by her choices from the past. Despite proving herself a politician, a diplomat, a national inspiration and even a military commander, Catherine must battle to save her love with the King, and to preserve the peace and prosperity of their reign.
A sequel to the miniseries The White Queen and The White Princess.
A captivating drama set in Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War. At a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being tested, as loyalty, love, and betrayal are pitted against each other.
This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire. An African American washerwoman rises from poverty to build a beauty empire and become the first female self-made millionaire.
The year is 1774. Russian lands suffer from drought, hunger threatens the nation. Russia finds itself in two conflicts: a war with the Ottoman Empire and a rebellion, led by a self-proclaimed descendant of the Romanovs. In Paris, a princess claims to be the granddaughter of Peter the Great, and threatens to take the Russian throne. As her power withers, can Ekaterina II defeat the pretenders?
Salamanca, Spain, 1936. In the early days of the military rebellion that began the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), writer Miguel de Unamuno supports the uprising in the hope that the prevailing political chaos will end. But when the confrontation becomes bloody, Unamuno must question his initial position.
Banished from the Knights Templar after the discovery of his affair with Queen Joan, Landry must work to redeem himself under the watchful eye of a mysterious veteran of the Crusades. King Philip formulates a plan to take action against the Templars while dealing with the return of his erratic eldest son, Prince Louis.