Real Story Of…
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Thursday, August 22

The Hollywood blockbuster, 13 Hours, tells of the horrific assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi, in 2012. The film focuses on the heroic battle of US security forces, but the real story lies with the target of the attack - Ambassador Chris Stevens - a man who risked his life to pursue peace in Libya. Failed by those he fought to protect - he battles for his life without backup. The Real Story reveals what went wrong and reveals the truth behind why he was left exposed. Show Less
The Hollywood blockbuster, 13 Hours, tells of the horrific assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi, in 2012. The film focuses on the h...Show More

Friday, August 23

The Hollywood blockbuster, 13 Hours, tells of the horrific assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi, in 2012. The film focuses on the heroic battle of US security forces, but the real story lies with the target of the attack - Ambassador Chris Stevens - a man who risked his life to pursue peace in Libya. Failed by those he fought to protect - he battles for his life without backup. The Real Story reveals what went wrong and reveals the truth behind why he was left exposed. Show Less
The Hollywood blockbuster, 13 Hours, tells of the horrific assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi, in 2012. The film focuses on the h...Show More

Thursday, August 29

It’s the story of the rise of a small-time Harlem crook to African American drug baron. American Gangster tells the story of Frank Lucas - the first Harlem gangster to turn the tables on the mafia by creating a heroin network responsible for a statewide epidemic. But Hollywood got the wrong guy. The new supply-network was the brainchild of an ex-Army sergeant, smuggling huge quantities from South East Asia into the United States. In reality - Ike Atkinson was untouchable until Frank Lucas exacts revenge and brings him down. Ike Atkinson is the Real Story of American Gangster. Show Less
It’s the story of the rise of a small-time Harlem crook to African American drug baron. American Gangster tells the story of Frank L...Show More

Martin Scorsese’s film about the New York mafia is considered one of the greatest gangster movies of all time. It is based on a book by Nicholas Pileggi, called Wiseguy. Based on the life story of Henry Hill it features the Lufthansa heist at JFK where $6 million in cash and jewellery was stolen in 1978. The movie claims that Hill went clean from 1987, after having his identity changed as part of the witness protection programme. But he didn’t – as he was arrested for narcotics offences right up to his death in 2012. However he had a parallel career as chef and a cookbook writer and was a regular guest on the Howard Stern show. Show Less
Martin Scorsese’s film about the New York mafia is considered one of the greatest gangster movies of all time. It is based on a book...Show More

Starring Johnny Depp, Donnie Brasco is one the most critically acclaimed gangster films ever made. But the real story is even more remarkable than the film. Special agent Joe Pistone reveals the truth about his six years undercover in the New York Mafia. Show Less
Starring Johnny Depp, Donnie Brasco is one the most critically acclaimed gangster films ever made. But the real story is even more rem...Show More

It’s the story of the rise of a small-time Harlem crook to African American drug baron. American Gangster tells the story of Frank Lucas - the first Harlem gangster to turn the tables on the mafia by creating a heroin network responsible for a statewide epidemic. But Hollywood got the wrong guy. The new supply-network was the brainchild of an ex-Army sergeant, smuggling huge quantities from South East Asia into the United States. In reality - Ike Atkinson was untouchable until Frank Lucas exacts revenge and brings him down. Ike Atkinson is the Real Story of American Gangster. Show Less
It’s the story of the rise of a small-time Harlem crook to African American drug baron. American Gangster tells the story of Frank L...Show More

Martin Scorsese’s film about the New York mafia is considered one of the greatest gangster movies of all time. It is based on a book by Nicholas Pileggi, called Wiseguy. Based on the life story of Henry Hill it features the Lufthansa heist at JFK where $6 million in cash and jewellery was stolen in 1978. The movie claims that Hill went clean from 1987, after having his identity changed as part of the witness protection programme. But he didn’t – as he was arrested for narcotics offences right up to his death in 2012. However he had a parallel career as chef and a cookbook writer and was a regular guest on the Howard Stern show. Show Less
Martin Scorsese’s film about the New York mafia is considered one of the greatest gangster movies of all time. It is based on a book...Show More

Starring Johnny Depp, Donnie Brasco is one the most critically acclaimed gangster films ever made. But the real story is even more remarkable than the film. Special agent Joe Pistone reveals the truth about his six years undercover in the New York Mafia. Show Less
Starring Johnny Depp, Donnie Brasco is one the most critically acclaimed gangster films ever made. But the real story is even more rem...Show More

In the Oscar winning movie ARGO, Ben Affleck immortalizes CIA legend Tony Mendez, who masterminded the escape of six diplomats from revolutionary Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis by dressing them us a Canadian film crew. But by placing the CIA firmly as the heroes, Hollywood overlooks the vital role played by another group in helping coordinate the brilliant escape plan – the Canadians themselves. This is the REAL STORY OF… how a small group of diplomats from Canada risked their lives by housing the escapees in a dangerous city, breaking every rule of diplomacy to help sneak the disguised Americans out of Iran... in broad daylight. Show Less
In the Oscar winning movie ARGO, Ben Affleck immortalizes CIA legend Tony Mendez, who masterminded the escape of six diplomats from re...Show More

Friday, August 30

In the Oscar winning movie ARGO, Ben Affleck immortalizes CIA legend Tony Mendez, who masterminded the escape of six diplomats from revolutionary Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis by dressing them us a Canadian film crew. But by placing the CIA firmly as the heroes, Hollywood overlooks the vital role played by another group in helping coordinate the brilliant escape plan – the Canadians themselves. This is the REAL STORY OF… how a small group of diplomats from Canada risked their lives by housing the escapees in a dangerous city, breaking every rule of diplomacy to help sneak the disguised Americans out of Iran... in broad daylight. Show Less
In the Oscar winning movie ARGO, Ben Affleck immortalizes CIA legend Tony Mendez, who masterminded the escape of six diplomats from re...Show More

About Real Story Of…

This series unpicks fact from fiction with interviews from the real people behind these extraordinary events. Each story is brought to life with enthralling dramatic reconstruction and archive footage of the actual events. What really happened is more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction.