Sky Documentaries Today Saturday 21 January 2023

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Today Saturday 21 January 2023

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

06:00
Discovering: Charlton Heston

S02E07

A profile of the Oscar-winning star of Ben-Hur

Leading film critics Wendy Mitchell, Neil Norman, Derek Malcolm and Ian Nathan discuss the career of the actor, who starred in films including The Ten Commandments, El Cid and Planet of the Apes, and won an Oscar for Ben-Hur

07:00
Discovering: Judy Garland

S02E08

Profile of the actress, singer and entertainer

08:00
The Directors

S01E01

The life and work of Alfred Hitchcock

09:00
The Fog of War

Documentary about former US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara
2003 – Documentary

Former US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara looks back over his career, explaining why, after initially supporting the decision to go to war in Vietnam, he eventually chose to speak out against the conflict – a decision that cost him his position. Documentary by acclaimed film-maker Errol Morris

11:00
Deadline Day: Football’s Transfer Window

S01E01

A look at the transfer market

12:00
What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali

S01E01

Documentary chronicling the extraordinary life of the sporting legend

First of a two-part documentary chronicling the extraordinary life of one of sport’s most famous figures, delving into the life and legacy of the boxer and activist. The documentary explores Ali’s challenges, confrontations, comebacks and triumphs through previously unseen archive footage and recordings of the man himself

13:40
What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali

S01E02

Part two of two. Documentary chronicling the life of one of boxing’s most iconic figures

Part two of two. Documentary chronicling the life of one of boxing’s most iconic figures, delving into the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The documentary explores Ali’s challenges, confrontations, comebacks and triumphs through previously unseen archive footage and recordings from the man himself, this time focusing on the events that followed Muhammed Ali’s defeat to Joe Frazier in 1971

15:15
Spielberg

A look at the career of the acclaimed filmmaker, Steven Spielberg

Directed and produced by documentarian Susan Lacy, this feature-length documentary examines the filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. The film also includes insights from members of Spielberg’s family, as well as friends and colleagues, and behind-the-scenes footage from many of his milestone films

18:00
Spector

S01E02

A look at how Phil Spector gained a sinister reputation

19:00
Agnelli

A compelling portrait of the Italian cultural icon, Gianni Agnelli

A compelling and intimate portrait of the Italian industrialist and cultural icon, Gianni Agnelli, who became a symbol of Italy’s post-war renaissance and embodied calm and prosperity in the aftermath of the Second World War. The documentary features a series of intimate interviews with members of his family, former lovers, friends, professional confidantes and rivals, along with newly discovered footage shot by Benno Graziani

21:00
The Armstrong Lie

Documentary about cycling champion Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace
2014 – Documentary

Movie: The Armstrong Lie -

Documentary following cycling champion Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace. Film-maker Alex Gibney was initially commissioned to follow the cyclist as he prepared to make a professional comeback by competing in the Tour de France, only to find himself documenting an unprecedented scandal as Armstrong was exposed as having used performance-enhancing drugs

23:30
Life of Crime 1984-2020

Three friends from New Jersey whose lives have been defined by drug addiction

01:50
Twist of Faith

The firefighter who sued church figures for abusing him
2004 – Documentary

03:40
Pretending I’m A Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story

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

Movie: Pretending I

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