Sky Documentaries Today Friday 20 January 2023

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Today Friday 20 January 2023

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

06:00
Fish Town

S01E05

Brixham’s fishermen prepare for the annual Trawler Race

The cameras follow three teams of fishermen participating in Brixham’s annual Trawler Race, including a father and son who have been pitted against each other. Landlady Pat Seddon is not looking forward to the raucous celebrations, however, and decides to reminisce about past race days instead. The programme also meets Matt Kimble, a graduate who gave up on his plan to become a PE teacher and decided to follow his ancestors into the fishing trade instead

07:00
Discovering: Gary Cooper

S02E10

Hollywood icon Gary Cooper

A portrait of Hollywood icon Gary Cooper, whose career in film spanned from 1925 until shortly before his death in 1961. Cooper starred in more than 100 films and is consistently ranked highly in all-time lists of great actors. He won Academy Awards for his performances in High Noon and Sergeant York, but is also remembered for his work in films such as Mr Deeds Goes to Town, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Pride of the Yankees

08:00
The Directors

S01E05

The life and work of Howard Hawks

09:00
The Sixties

S01E05

Martin Luther King Jr and the civil rights movement

10:00
Project Nim

Documentary about a chimpanzee raised as a human child
2011 – Documentary

Documentary about a chimpanzee who formed the focus of an unusual experiment in the 1970s. The ape was raised as a child by a family in an attempt to disprove the accepted wisdom that only humans are capable of using language. But the study was placed in jeopardy as the animal became stronger and more aggressive when it grew to adulthood

12:00
Life According to Sam

The story of a teenager with a life-threatening progressive ageing disorder

13:50
My Icon: Michael Campbell

The golfer discusses the individuals that have inspired him over the course of his life

14:00
Six by Sondheim

Documentary about the composer

15:45
My Icon: Keegan Hirst

The Wakefield Trinity rugby league player discusses those that have inspired him

16:00
The Directors

S01E05

The life and work of Howard Hawks

17:00
Discovering: Gary Cooper

S02E10

Hollywood icon Gary Cooper

A portrait of Hollywood icon Gary Cooper, whose career in film spanned from 1925 until shortly before his death in 1961. Cooper starred in more than 100 films and is consistently ranked highly in all-time lists of great actors. He won Academy Awards for his performances in High Noon and Sergeant York, but is also remembered for his work in films such as Mr Deeds Goes to Town, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Pride of the Yankees

18:00
The Sixties

S01E05

Martin Luther King Jr and the civil rights movement

19:00
Deadline Day: Football’s Transfer Window

S01E01

A look at the transfer market

20:00
Spector

S01E02

A look at how Phil Spector gained a sinister reputation

21:00
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

S01E01

Part one of two. An intimate portrait of the iconic American comedian, Garry Shandling

Part one of two. An intimate portrait of the iconic American comedian, Garry Shandling, featuring interviews with many of his family, closest friends and admirers, including Jim Carrey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bob Saget and Jerry Seinfeld. The documentary also features an array of candid home audio and video footage, and clips of over four decades’ worth of television appearances

23:15
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

S01E02

Part two of two. An intimate portrait of the iconic American comedian, Garry Shandling

Part two of two. An intimate portrait of the iconic American comedian, Garry Shandling, featuring interviews with many of his family, closest friends and admirers, including Jim Carrey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bob Saget and Jerry Seinfeld. The second part of the documentary also offers an extensive examination of The Larry Sanders Show, his landmark HBO comedy series

01:55
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals

The lives and careers of basketball legends Magic Johnson and Larry Bird
2010 – Documentary, Drama

Movie: Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals -

03:45
Baghdad ER

Life working in a US Army field hospital

Emmy Award-winning documentary looking behind the scenes at a US Armed Forces field hospital. With a chaotic occupation and a civil war raging around them, the doctors and nurses work to help soldiers and civilians alike, offering an insight into how the military intervention has affected ordinary Iraqis

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