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Donnie Brasco

The Real Story Of...

Documentary series examining the facts behind films based on true events and real people, beginning with Donnie Brasco, the tale of an undercover cop infiltrating the mafia

Sunday, 23rd Jun 8.00pm


A look at the events portrayed in Exodus: Gods and Kings to determine whether the Biblical tales on which it is based have any validity. 44mins

Sunday, 21st Jul 8.00pm

13 Hours

A look at the true story behind the film 13 Hours, a dramatised account of the attack on a US compound and CIA station in Libya back in September 2012. 42mins

Saturday, 20th Jul 11.00pm

Chris Kyle - American Sniper

The story behind the film "American Sniper," directed by Clint Eastwood, which details the exploits of sniper Chris Kyle during... 44mins

Sunday, 14th Jul 8.00pm


The film "Argo" portrayed the efforts of CIA agent Tony Mendez as he sought to extract six Americans from Tehran during the hostage crisis of 1979. 44mins

Saturday, 13th Jul 11.00pm

Louis Zamperini

The story behind the film "Unbroken," which tells the tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic runner and WWII US aviator who survived 47 days at sea after his... 44mins

Sunday, 7th Jul 8.00pm