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Friday, February 28

Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintanilla as she rises to fame before being gunned down by the manager of her fan club. But what Hollywood misses is how her killer, Yolanda Saldivar, spends years building an intimate relationship with SELENA until she becomes part of the family – all the while embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the singer. The REAL STORY OF reveals how a woman from nowhere gains the love and trust of one of America's hottest new talents, before stealing her money, and her life, in a crime of passion and bloody jealousy. Show Less
Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintan...Show More

Saturday, February 29

Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintanilla as she rises to fame before being gunned down by the manager of her fan club. But what Hollywood misses is how her killer, Yolanda Saldivar, spends years building an intimate relationship with SELENA until she becomes part of the family – all the while embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the singer. The REAL STORY OF reveals how a woman from nowhere gains the love and trust of one of America's hottest new talents, before stealing her money, and her life, in a crime of passion and bloody jealousy. Show Less
Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintan...Show More

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

When a string of women are found raped and strangled in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Police Detective Phil DiNatale launches a major homicide investigation. The killer leaves a macabre calling card – a giant bow wrapped around the victim’s neck. Hollywood dramatized the investigation in, The Boston Strangler, and the film ends with the killer, Tony Curtis, held in an asylum. But in the real story, the murders were never officially solved and Phil DiNatale died among accusations that he caught the wrong man. 50 years after the Strangler Murders, modern-day forensics finally vindicates him. Show Less
When a string of women are found raped and strangled in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Police Detective Phil DiNatale launches a ma...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

Sunday, March 01

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

Monday, March 02

The movie ‘Unbroken’ tells of the tale of American war hero, Louis Zamperini, but Hollywood ignores the most extraordinary part of his life story - his incredible journey to forgive those that had tortured him in the prisoner of war camps of Japan. Show Less
The movie ‘Unbroken’ tells of the tale of American war hero, Louis Zamperini, but Hollywood ignores the most extraordinary part of...Show More

The story of Amanda Knox was tabloid gold. She was the angel-faced American girl who brutally murdered her British roommate Meredith Kercher in their Italian home in 2007. But after eight years the truth finally surfaced; Amanda Knox never killed anyone. Show Less
The story of Amanda Knox was tabloid gold. She was the angel-faced American girl who brutally murdered her British roommate Meredith K...Show More

Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintanilla as she rises to fame before being gunned down by the manager of her fan club. But what Hollywood misses is how her killer, Yolanda Saldivar, spends years building an intimate relationship with SELENA until she becomes part of the family – all the while embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the singer. The REAL STORY OF reveals how a woman from nowhere gains the love and trust of one of America's hottest new talents, before stealing her money, and her life, in a crime of passion and bloody jealousy. Show Less
Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintan...Show More

The movie ‘Unbroken’ tells of the tale of American war hero, Louis Zamperini, but Hollywood ignores the most extraordinary part of his life story - his incredible journey to forgive those that had tortured him in the prisoner of war camps of Japan. Show Less
The movie ‘Unbroken’ tells of the tale of American war hero, Louis Zamperini, but Hollywood ignores the most extraordinary part of...Show More

The story of Amanda Knox was tabloid gold. She was the angel-faced American girl who brutally murdered her British roommate Meredith Kercher in their Italian home in 2007. But after eight years the truth finally surfaced; Amanda Knox never killed anyone. Show Less
The story of Amanda Knox was tabloid gold. She was the angel-faced American girl who brutally murdered her British roommate Meredith K...Show More

Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintanilla as she rises to fame before being gunned down by the manager of her fan club. But what Hollywood misses is how her killer, Yolanda Saldivar, spends years building an intimate relationship with SELENA until she becomes part of the family – all the while embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the singer. The REAL STORY OF reveals how a woman from nowhere gains the love and trust of one of America's hottest new talents, before stealing her money, and her life, in a crime of passion and bloody jealousy. Show Less
Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintan...Show More

The movie ‘Unbroken’ tells of the tale of American war hero, Louis Zamperini, but Hollywood ignores the most extraordinary part of his life story - his incredible journey to forgive those that had tortured him in the prisoner of war camps of Japan. Show Less
The movie ‘Unbroken’ tells of the tale of American war hero, Louis Zamperini, but Hollywood ignores the most extraordinary part of...Show More

The story of Amanda Knox was tabloid gold. She was the angel-faced American girl who brutally murdered her British roommate Meredith Kercher in their Italian home in 2007. But after eight years the truth finally surfaced; Amanda Knox never killed anyone. Show Less
The story of Amanda Knox was tabloid gold. She was the angel-faced American girl who brutally murdered her British roommate Meredith K...Show More

Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintanilla as she rises to fame before being gunned down by the manager of her fan club. But what Hollywood misses is how her killer, Yolanda Saldivar, spends years building an intimate relationship with SELENA until she becomes part of the family – all the while embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the singer. The REAL STORY OF reveals how a woman from nowhere gains the love and trust of one of America's hottest new talents, before stealing her money, and her life, in a crime of passion and bloody jealousy. Show Less
Hollywood blockbuster, SELENA, was the film that launched Jennifer Lopez as a leading lady. Lopez plays Hispanic singer Selena Quintan...Show More

Monday, March 09

The film is an account of the terrorist attack, on Patriots Day 2013, on the Boston Marathon perpetrated by the Tsarnaev brothers. It shows the carnage, especially the young couple who both had to have limbs amputated, how the bombers were identified and the bloody shoot out between the police and Tamerian Tsarnaev. The film implies that the brothers attacked the marathon out of the blue, having been radicalised. However the real story is that they had been suspected of criminal offences and radicalisation for years. The Russian government warned the US about the family’s behaviour on two occasions. Tamerlan remains connected to a triple homicide in Massachusetts in 2011. So what did the security services really know? Show Less
The film is an account of the terrorist attack, on Patriots Day 2013, on the Boston Marathon perpetrated by the Tsarnaev brothers. It ...Show More

Paul Greengrass’ drama-thriller ‘United 93’ depicts the events on board the ill-fated United Airlines Flight 93. Hijacked as part of the attack on September 11, 2001, the Al-Qaeda terrorists were on a suicide mission to crash the plane into a Washington DC target – most likely the capitol. The film highlights how the passengers heroically took control of the plane, causing it to crash into a field in Pennsylvania. In the Real Story, we follow the radicalisation of the key terrorist and explore how the conflicted terrorist likely delayed the hijack giving the passengers time to discover the larger terror plot they were a part of and change the course of history. Show Less
Paul Greengrass’ drama-thriller ‘United 93’ depicts the events on board the ill-fated United Airlines Flight 93. Hijacked as par...Show More

The 2012 film directed by Kathryn Bigelow about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Various critical elements in the film were later disputed; like the effectiveness of the water boarding and the use of classified information, and also the way in which Osama bin Laden was killed. The CIA agent, Maya, is made up – although it is true that most of the team hunting bin Laden were women. There is also a controversy about how bin Laden was found. The film says it was by tracing a courier – but journalist Seymour Hersch says that it was because there was a tip off from a Pakistani intelligence officer. No DNA from bin Laden, nor photos of him dead, have ever been released. Some reports say that half his skull was blown off. Again this was neither in the official version nor the movie. Show Less
The 2012 film directed by Kathryn Bigelow about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Various critical elements in the film were later dispu...Show More

The film is an account of the terrorist attack, on Patriots Day 2013, on the Boston Marathon perpetrated by the Tsarnaev brothers. It shows the carnage, especially the young couple who both had to have limbs amputated, how the bombers were identified and the bloody shoot out between the police and Tamerian Tsarnaev. The film implies that the brothers attacked the marathon out of the blue, having been radicalised. However the real story is that they had been suspected of criminal offences and radicalisation for years. The Russian government warned the US about the family’s behaviour on two occasions. Tamerlan remains connected to a triple homicide in Massachusetts in 2011. So what did the security services really know? Show Less
The film is an account of the terrorist attack, on Patriots Day 2013, on the Boston Marathon perpetrated by the Tsarnaev brothers. It ...Show More

Paul Greengrass’ drama-thriller ‘United 93’ depicts the events on board the ill-fated United Airlines Flight 93. Hijacked as part of the attack on September 11, 2001, the Al-Qaeda terrorists were on a suicide mission to crash the plane into a Washington DC target – most likely the capitol. The film highlights how the passengers heroically took control of the plane, causing it to crash into a field in Pennsylvania. In the Real Story, we follow the radicalisation of the key terrorist and explore how the conflicted terrorist likely delayed the hijack giving the passengers time to discover the larger terror plot they were a part of and change the course of history. Show Less
Paul Greengrass’ drama-thriller ‘United 93’ depicts the events on board the ill-fated United Airlines Flight 93. Hijacked as par...Show More

The 2012 film directed by Kathryn Bigelow about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Various critical elements in the film were later disputed; like the effectiveness of the water boarding and the use of classified information, and also the way in which Osama bin Laden was killed. The CIA agent, Maya, is made up – although it is true that most of the team hunting bin Laden were women. There is also a controversy about how bin Laden was found. The film says it was by tracing a courier – but journalist Seymour Hersch says that it was because there was a tip off from a Pakistani intelligence officer. No DNA from bin Laden, nor photos of him dead, have ever been released. Some reports say that half his skull was blown off. Again this was neither in the official version nor the movie. Show Less
The 2012 film directed by Kathryn Bigelow about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Various critical elements in the film were later dispu...Show More

The film is an account of the terrorist attack, on Patriots Day 2013, on the Boston Marathon perpetrated by the Tsarnaev brothers. It shows the carnage, especially the young couple who both had to have limbs amputated, how the bombers were identified and the bloody shoot out between the police and Tamerian Tsarnaev. The film implies that the brothers attacked the marathon out of the blue, having been radicalised. However the real story is that they had been suspected of criminal offences and radicalisation for years. The Russian government warned the US about the family’s behaviour on two occasions. Tamerlan remains connected to a triple homicide in Massachusetts in 2011. So what did the security services really know? Show Less
The film is an account of the terrorist attack, on Patriots Day 2013, on the Boston Marathon perpetrated by the Tsarnaev brothers. It ...Show More

Paul Greengrass’ drama-thriller ‘United 93’ depicts the events on board the ill-fated United Airlines Flight 93. Hijacked as part of the attack on September 11, 2001, the Al-Qaeda terrorists were on a suicide mission to crash the plane into a Washington DC target – most likely the capitol. The film highlights how the passengers heroically took control of the plane, causing it to crash into a field in Pennsylvania. In the Real Story, we follow the radicalisation of the key terrorist and explore how the conflicted terrorist likely delayed the hijack giving the passengers time to discover the larger terror plot they were a part of and change the course of history. Show Less
Paul Greengrass’ drama-thriller ‘United 93’ depicts the events on board the ill-fated United Airlines Flight 93. Hijacked as par...Show More

The 2012 film directed by Kathryn Bigelow about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Various critical elements in the film were later disputed; like the effectiveness of the water boarding and the use of classified information, and also the way in which Osama bin Laden was killed. The CIA agent, Maya, is made up – although it is true that most of the team hunting bin Laden were women. There is also a controversy about how bin Laden was found. The film says it was by tracing a courier – but journalist Seymour Hersch says that it was because there was a tip off from a Pakistani intelligence officer. No DNA from bin Laden, nor photos of him dead, have ever been released. Some reports say that half his skull was blown off. Again this was neither in the official version nor the movie. Show Less
The 2012 film directed by Kathryn Bigelow about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Various critical elements in the film were later dispu...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.