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Sunday, December 16

Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, four names synonymous with one of the world's all-time greatest rock bands, Queen. During their illustrious career Queen released 15 studio albums in total and has sold between 150-300 million albums worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. This is the story of the rise of one of the greatest and iconic rock bands in the world from the very beginning through to the sad demise of Freddie Mercury in 1991. Through classic archive footage of some of their greatest hits and interviews with Brian May and the likes of Paul Gambaccini their incredible and unique story is told. This is the definitive story of Queen! Show Less
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, four names synonymous with one of the world's all-time greatest rock bands, ...Show More

Monday, December 17

Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, four names synonymous with one of the world's all-time greatest rock bands, Queen. During their illustrious career Queen released 15 studio albums in total and has sold between 150-300 million albums worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. This is the story of the rise of one of the greatest and iconic rock bands in the world from the very beginning through to the sad demise of Freddie Mercury in 1991. Through classic archive footage of some of their greatest hits and interviews with Brian May and the likes of Paul Gambaccini their incredible and unique story is told. This is the definitive story of Queen! Show Less
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, four names synonymous with one of the world's all-time greatest rock bands, ...Show More

Tuesday, December 18

In this episode of The Stalker Files, its a case of life imitating art when Fatal Attraction star Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones come face to face with their real life stalker. Crazed fan Dawnette Knight took violence to new heights when she threatened to slice Zeta-Jones “up like meat on a bone” and drove her to an emotional breakdown. We speak to LA County Sheriff’s Detective Rodney Wagner, the man that helped track the woman who sent Zeta-Jones an invitation to her own funeral. The Stalker Files…Michael Douglas/Catherine Zeta-Jones tells the story of a “schoolgirl crush” turned violent. Show Less
In this episode of The Stalker Files, its a case of life imitating art when Fatal Attraction star Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Z...Show More

This is the story of a stalker that refuses to leave her alone despite two trials and a conviction. Gwyneth Paltrow tries to protect herself and her family from a relentless stalker who travels across country to get close to the woman he is obsessed with. Gwyneth’s personal head of security gives exclusive insight into the private life of the terrified starlet. Show Less
This is the story of a stalker that refuses to leave her alone despite two trials and a conviction. Gwyneth Paltrow tries to protect ...Show More

This is the story of a stalker that refuses to leave her alone despite two trials and a conviction. Gwyneth Paltrow tries to protect herself and her family from a relentless stalker who travels across country to get close to the woman he is obsessed with. Gwyneth’s personal head of security gives exclusive insight into the private life of the terrified starlet. Show Less
This is the story of a stalker that refuses to leave her alone despite two trials and a conviction. Gwyneth Paltrow tries to protect ...Show More

Wednesday, December 19

Without an enemy in the world 21-year-old actress Rebecca Schaeffer had her whole life ahead of her. She was making a name for herself in Hollywood and on July 18, 1989 she was set to audition for legendary director Francis Ford Coppola. High on life, little did Rebecca know that an obsessed fan had other plans for her that fateful day. From first hand accounts from a neighbor who saw the killer that fateful day - to insight from top forensic psychologists - to an exclusive telephone interview with the killer himself. The Stalker Files…Rebecca Schaeffer takes us down the road where a rising star’s life collides with a man hell bent on putting it to an end. Show Less
Without an enemy in the world 21-year-old actress Rebecca Schaeffer had her whole life ahead of her. She was making a name for herself...Show More

Thursday, December 20

Christina Grimmie was an artist on the rise. Making a name for herself on The Voice and YouTube, little did Christina know that a man was toiling away in silence contemplating a deadly strike. Show Less
Christina Grimmie was an artist on the rise. Making a name for herself on The Voice and YouTube, little did Christina know that a man ...Show More

The Mercedes car that Princess Diana made her final journey in, had a previous life nobody knew about. Badly damaged in a road crash, it was declared a write-off, more than 2 years before the Alma Tunnel tragedy. How that car was spared the scrapheap, and came to join the Ritz’s limousine service, is what we are about to reveal. The film features exclusive testimony from contributors and witnesses, including members of the investigation team and emergency services who were first to arrive on the scene of the crash in the Alma tunnel, some of whom have never spoken before. The film also uses professional stunt teams to reconstruct key events to help understand what really happened. This is the extraordinary untold story of the needless death of a global icon. Show Less
The Mercedes car that Princess Diana made her final journey in, had a previous life nobody knew about. Badly damaged in a road crash, ...Show More

Friday, December 21

This is the story of a stalker that refuses to leave her alone despite two trials and a conviction. Gwyneth Paltrow tries to protect herself and her family from a relentless stalker who travels across country to get close to the woman he is obsessed with. Gwyneth’s personal head of security gives exclusive insight into the private life of the terrified starlet. Show Less
This is the story of a stalker that refuses to leave her alone despite two trials and a conviction. Gwyneth Paltrow tries to protect ...Show More

With estimates that run as high as 130 murders, Rodney Alcala’s ruthless spree of murder, rape, and sexual assault throughout the 1970’s has been widely compared to that of Ted Bundy’s. During this time, Alcala took sexually explicit photos of hundreds of young men and women as a self-proclaimed professional photographer. Alcala was a contestant on the TV show, The Dating Game in 1978 - despite being a convicted rapist, registered sex offender, and being investigated for multiple murders. After two mistrials, Alcala was sentenced to death in 2010 and 120 of his horrific photographs were later released by police to identify any additional victims. Show Less
With estimates that run as high as 130 murders, Rodney Alcala’s ruthless spree of murder, rape, and sexual assault throughout the 19...Show More

The “Playmate Killer,” Paul Snider, was the ex-husband of Playboy Model Dorothy Stratten. Snider was one of the creators of Chippendales, the male strip club chain, but he is most remembered as the killer of Stratten. Their marriage lasted barely a year. When Stratten developed a romantic relationship with acclaimed film director Peter Bogdanovich, Snider’s jealousy led to murder-suicide. Stratten was killed by Snider in the Los Angeles apartment they had once shared. On the same day, Snider killed himself. Police believe he raped Stratten and sexually abused her corpse as his last twisted obsession of the Playmate of 1980. Show Less
The “Playmate Killer,” Paul Snider, was the ex-husband of Playboy Model Dorothy Stratten. Snider was one of the creators of Chippe...Show More

With estimates that run as high as 130 murders, Rodney Alcala’s ruthless spree of murder, rape, and sexual assault throughout the 1970’s has been widely compared to that of Ted Bundy’s. During this time, Alcala took sexually explicit photos of hundreds of young men and women as a self-proclaimed professional photographer. Alcala was a contestant on the TV show, The Dating Game in 1978 - despite being a convicted rapist, registered sex offender, and being investigated for multiple murders. After two mistrials, Alcala was sentenced to death in 2010 and 120 of his horrific photographs were later released by police to identify any additional victims. Show Less
With estimates that run as high as 130 murders, Rodney Alcala’s ruthless spree of murder, rape, and sexual assault throughout the 19...Show More

Saturday, December 22

The “Playmate Killer,” Paul Snider, was the ex-husband of Playboy Model Dorothy Stratten. Snider was one of the creators of Chippendales, the male strip club chain, but he is most remembered as the killer of Stratten. Their marriage lasted barely a year. When Stratten developed a romantic relationship with acclaimed film director Peter Bogdanovich, Snider’s jealousy led to murder-suicide. Stratten was killed by Snider in the Los Angeles apartment they had once shared. On the same day, Snider killed himself. Police believe he raped Stratten and sexually abused her corpse as his last twisted obsession of the Playmate of 1980. Show Less
The “Playmate Killer,” Paul Snider, was the ex-husband of Playboy Model Dorothy Stratten. Snider was one of the creators of Chippe...Show More

Sportscaster Erin Andrews becomes the target in a twisted game to expose her most private intimate moments. Viewers will see how Michael Barrett went from an average family man to a perverse stalker who tracked Andrews in hotels across the country. Courtroom illustrator Mona Shafer Edwards gives an exclusive inside look into Andrews’ emotional testimony and the stalkers reaction to her tears while Forensic Psychologist Kris Mohandie takes us inside the mind of this family man turned peep-hole pervert. Show Less
Sportscaster Erin Andrews becomes the target in a twisted game to expose her most private intimate moments. Viewers will see how Mich...Show More

Taking the audience on a walk down memory lane, the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting promises to be unforgettable with exciting and fun renditions of favorite holiday tunes from the 1920s through today. Co-presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, this beloved American tradition also features special guests and the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in President’s Park (White House). Show Less
Taking the audience on a walk down memory lane, the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting promises to be unforgettable with exc...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

Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film ‘Munich’ is a powerful account of the Israeli assassination campaign to hunt down Palestinian terrorists responsible for the murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Yet the ‘real story’ is more controversial. Show Less
Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film ‘Munich’ is a powerful account of the Israeli assassination campaign to hunt down Palestinian terro...Show More

Hacksaw Ridge is an unusual film about the Battle of Okinawa, unusual because it is the story of a pacifist and his role in the battle. Desmond Doss was a Seventh day Adventist who refused to carry arms. For his actions in the battle he became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor – for saving 75 men when his unit was over run on Hacksaw Ridge on Okinawa. It was difficult to get the film financed as it is not about a normal combatant. Doss refused to carry a firearm of any kind, the film says because he once had to threaten his drunken father with one, but it seems more likely that this was simply because of his strongly held pacifist beliefs. What the film does not go into is how badly injured Doss was after his experiences in the Second World War. He was wounded four times in Okinawa – and later contracted tuberculosis in Leyte. His treatment for TB involved him losing a lung and five ribs. He also became completely deaf after treatment with antibiotics. Despite this he lived until he was eighty seven and raised a family. Show Less
Hacksaw Ridge is an unusual film about the Battle of Okinawa, unusual because it is the story of a pacifist and his role in the battle...Show More

Zodiac is a 2007 film about the Zodiac series killings in San Francisco in 1969. They remain unsolved. The film follows the real life research of cartoonist Robert Graysmith, who became obsessed with the murderer, as he could decode some of his letters. Graysmith became convinced that the murderer was Arthur Leigh Allen. However the evidence against him was inconclusive. The final letter form Zodiac was sent in 1974. There have been no more Zodiac killings. Robert Graysmith stopped being a cartoonist and became a successful crime writer. So who was Zodiac? This film looks at the mystery. Show Less
Zodiac is a 2007 film about the Zodiac series killings in San Francisco in 1969. They remain unsolved. The film follows the real life ...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

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 movie ‘American Sniper’ tells the tale of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, but is this version really an accurate portrait? The truth is that Kyle is a more controversial and complex character than anything seen in the movie. Show Less
The movie ‘American Sniper’ tells the tale of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, but is this version re...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

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

Sunday, December 23

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

Monday, December 24

Even those closes to Prince obviously did not know everything about his very secret life. Over this hour special, we will reveal and explore the top five secrets about his life. Show Less
Even those closes to Prince obviously did not know everything about his very secret life. Over this hour special, we will reveal and ...Show More

Tuesday, December 25

In this episode of The Stalker Files, viewers get a glimpse into the sick and sadistic plot at the hands of a stalker. Famed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg becomes the target of violent drug induced stalker Jonathan Norman who stakes out Spielberg’s house with handcuffs and a “rape-kit!” Famed courtroom illustrator Mona Shafer Edwards gives the scoop from inside the courtroom where a trembling Steven Spielberg faced off with a cocky Jonathan Norman. The Stalker Files…Steven Spielberg a celebrity stalking case that sent shivers through the spines of every A-list name in Hollywood. Show Less
In this episode of The Stalker Files, viewers get a glimpse into the sick and sadistic plot at the hands of a stalker. Famed Hollywood...Show More

Having performed for half a century and counting Elton John has played more than 4,000 concerts in 80 countries, sold upwards of 300 million records and his timeless style and brilliant music has crossed generations. Celebrate the very best of Elton’s illustrious career in this 90-minute documentary special as Elton himself describes the inspirations and fascinating real stories behind his 20 greatest songs as voted on by fans. Elton John: The Nation’s Favorite Song mixes rich archive footage and home videos with new interviews to paint a picture of the incredibly dynamic man behind the music. Elton shares hilarious stories about his trademark outrageous wardrobe choices and details his 50-year working relationship with songwriter and lyricist Bernie Taupin in addition to discussing his many collaborations including those with Kiki Dee and the late George Michael. See interviews with musicians and celebrities who Elton has worked with or inspired throughout the years including Ed Sheeran, Sharon Osbourne, James Corden, Annie Lennox, Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Sting, Chris Martin, Billy Joel, James Bay, Quincy Jones, Boy George, Dionne Warwick and Rob Lowe among others. Show Less
Having performed for half a century and counting Elton John has played more than 4,000 concerts in 80 countries, sold upwards of 300 m...Show More

Wednesday, December 26

From the moment we laid eyes on Madonna—with fishnet stockings, trademark headband and fingerless lace gloves—she had us under her spell. But she also attracted the attention of a very dangerous man. In 1995, Madonna’s life would be put on the line when a man with a laundry list of mental health problems would come knocking on her door. With first hand accounts from Basil “Steve” Stephens the man who nearly killed stalker Robert Hoskins on Madonna’s property to exclusive footage filmed by the psychotic stalker himself. The Stalker Files…Madonna is the story of a celebrity stalker case that ends in violence and the psychological torture of the Material Girl. Show Less
From the moment we laid eyes on Madonna—with fishnet stockings, trademark headband and fingerless lace gloves—she had us under her...Show More

Thursday, December 27

In this episode of The Stalker Files, the story of a woman gripped by the fantasy that she was romantically involved with David Letterman. With Margaret Mary “Peggy” Ray’s exploits becoming a staple of supermarket tabloids, this is a glimpse into the mind of a delusional woman suffering from the devastating condition of schizophrenia, and the story of her tragic demise. Viewers will hear a firsthand account from the NASA astronaut who quickly became the next target of Ray’s unwanted attention, along with the friend who received the suicide note and heard the final words from Margaret Mary Ray. Show Less
In this episode of The Stalker Files, the story of a woman gripped by the fantasy that she was romantically involved with David Letter...Show More

In this episode of The Stalker Files, the story of a woman gripped by the fantasy that she was romantically involved with David Letterman. With Margaret Mary “Peggy” Ray’s exploits becoming a staple of supermarket tabloids, this is a glimpse into the mind of a delusional woman suffering from the devastating condition of schizophrenia, and the story of her tragic demise. Viewers will hear a firsthand account from the NASA astronaut who quickly became the next target of Ray’s unwanted attention, along with the friend who received the suicide note and heard the final words from Margaret Mary Ray. Show Less
In this episode of The Stalker Files, the story of a woman gripped by the fantasy that she was romantically involved with David Letter...Show More

In this episode of The Stalker Files, its a case of life imitating art when Fatal Attraction star Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones come face to face with their real life stalker. Crazed fan Dawnette Knight took violence to new heights when she threatened to slice Zeta-Jones “up like meat on a bone” and drove her to an emotional breakdown. We speak to LA County Sheriff’s Detective Rodney Wagner, the man that helped track the woman who sent Zeta-Jones an invitation to her own funeral. The Stalker Files…Michael Douglas/Catherine Zeta-Jones tells the story of a “schoolgirl crush” turned violent. Show Less
In this episode of The Stalker Files, its a case of life imitating art when Fatal Attraction star Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Z...Show More

In this episode of The Stalker Files, viewers get a glimpse into the sick and sadistic plot at the hands of a stalker. Famed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg becomes the target of violent drug induced stalker Jonathan Norman who stakes out Spielberg’s house with handcuffs and a “rape-kit!” Famed courtroom illustrator Mona Shafer Edwards gives the scoop from inside the courtroom where a trembling Steven Spielberg faced off with a cocky Jonathan Norman. The Stalker Files…Steven Spielberg a celebrity stalking case that sent shivers through the spines of every A-list name in Hollywood. Show Less
In this episode of The Stalker Files, viewers get a glimpse into the sick and sadistic plot at the hands of a stalker. Famed Hollywood...Show More

In this episode of The Stalker Files, sportscaster Erin Andrews becomes the target in a twisted game to expose her most private intimate moments. Viewers will see how Michael Barrett went from an average family man to a perverse stalker who tracked Andrews in hotels across the country. Courtroom illustrator Mona Shafer Edwards gives an exclusive inside look into Andrews’ emotional testimony and the stalkers reaction to her tears while Forensic Psychologist Kris Mohandie takes us inside the mind of this family man turned peep-hole pervert. Show Less
In this episode of The Stalker Files, sportscaster Erin Andrews becomes the target in a twisted game to expose her most private intima...Show More

From the moment we laid eyes on Madonna—with fishnet stockings, trademark headband and fingerless lace gloves—she had us under her spell. But she also attracted the attention of a very dangerous man. In 1995, Madonna’s life would be put on the line when a man with a laundry list of mental health problems would come knocking on her door. With first hand accounts from Basil “Steve” Stephens the man who nearly killed stalker Robert Hoskins on Madonna’s property to exclusive footage filmed by the psychotic stalker himself. The Stalker Files…Madonna is the story of a celebrity stalker case that ends in violence and the psychological torture of the Material Girl. Show Less
From the moment we laid eyes on Madonna—with fishnet stockings, trademark headband and fingerless lace gloves—she had us under her...Show More

Christina Grimmie was an artist on the rise. Making a name for herself on The Voice and YouTube, little did Christina know that a man was toiling away in silence contemplating a deadly strike. Show Less
Christina Grimmie was an artist on the rise. Making a name for herself on The Voice and YouTube, little did Christina know that a man ...Show More

Friday, December 28

In this episode of The Stalker Files, Brooke Shields, a star from the time she was a baby has spent her life being tormented by hundreds of stalkers. But there are two predators that take the cake. Combined John Rinaldi and Mark Bailey have spent more than 45 years dedicating their lives to hunting down the actress. Former LA County Sheriff's Department Detective Merrill Ladenheim gives an exclusive play by play on the stakeout and take-down of one of the actresses most terrorizing and persistent stalkers. Show Less
In this episode of The Stalker Files, Brooke Shields, a star from the time she was a baby has spent her life being tormented by hundre...Show More

Saturday, December 29

In this episode of The Stalker Files, the notorious stalking tale of Jodie Foster by John Hinckley Jr. A man whose obsession with a Robert De Niro movie character gave him the deranged idea that murdering a President was the way to Foster’s heart. With insight from renowned Forensic Psychologist Reid Meloy and Award winning author Del Quentin Wilber. Catch the minute-by-minute journey of the day Jodie Foster’s stalker shot Reagan. Show Less
In this episode of The Stalker Files, the notorious stalking tale of Jodie Foster by John Hinckley Jr. A man whose obsession with a Ro...Show More

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