Sky Documentaries Today Sunday 8 January 2023

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Today Sunday 8 January 2023

A full run down of everything airing on Sky Documentaries
today.

06:00
Discovering: Cary Grant

S01E08

A profile of the Bristol-born leading man

07:00
Discovering: Robert Mitchum

S01E09

A profile of the Cape Fear star

08:00
The Directors

S07E02

A profile of brothers Joel and Ethan Coen

09:00
Rise of the Superheroes

The domination of cinema by comic book franchises

11:10
Pretending I’m A Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story

How a series of video games brought skateboarding into the mainstream
2020 – Documentary

12:30
The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

A rare whale that calls out at a frequency unrecognised by other whales
2021 – Documentary

Movie: The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 - 2020

Documentary about the search to find a rare whale that calls out at a frequency unrecognised by other whales. This mysterious creature is believed to have lived its life in complete solitude, pointing to a greater awareness of human loneliness than ever before

14:30
Hitsville: The Making of Motown

The history and origins of Motown
2019 – Documentary, Music

Movie: Hitsville: The Making of Motown - 2021

16:40
Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

The career of the singer, musician and producer

18:55
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

Director Ron Howard’s documentary charting the band’s time on the road
2016 – Documentary

Movie: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years -

Director Ron Howard’s documentary charting the period the Beatles spent on the road. Their first gigs with the classic line-up took place around Liverpool in 1961 and their last concert took place in San Francisco in 1966. During that brief span, they helped to forge a global pop culture. This film incorporates restored footage from the live shows, starting in Manchester in 1963, and includes several of the songs in their entirety. Contributors include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elvis Costello, Richard Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Izzard, Howard Goodall and Malcolm Gladwell

21:00
Spector

S01E01

Documentary about music producer Phil Spector

22:00
Tina

A celebration of Tina Turner’s life and career
2021 – Documentary, Music

Movie: Tina -

Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, Tina Turner has sold in excess of 100 million records and earned numerous plaudits including Grammy awards and induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with her first husband, Ike Turner. She was the first woman to grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and dabbled in acting including a memorable performance opposite Mel Gibson in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Following a prolonged period of ill health, Turner intends to retire from the spotlight with her second husband, Erwin Bach. She bids farewell to her fans in the emotional documentary Tina. Directed by Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the film invites the singer to reminisce about her turbulent life and career with glowing contributions from friends, family and fans including Oprah Winfrey and Angela Bassett.

00:15
Whitey: United States of America v James J Bulger

The life of infamous criminal James `Whitey” Bulger
2014 – Crime, Documentary

Movie: Whitey: United States of America v James J Bulger - 2021

The life of James `Whitey” Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history. Film-maker Joe Berlinger examines the gangster’s relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice that allowed him to reign over a criminal empire in Boston for decades

02:00
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

Documentary Lin-Manuel Miranda’s improvisation hip-hop group
2020 – Documentary

Movie: We Are Freestyle Love Supreme - 2014

03:45
Children of Shanghai

Documentary about China’s first generation of foster children

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