In this documentary, art historian Dan Cruickshank explores the rich aesthetic of Ludwig: from the mock-medievalism of Neuschwanstein, which became the inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle, to the Baroque splendour of Herrenchiemsee. More than flamboyant kitsch, Ludwig's castles are, in fact, the key to unravelling the enigma of their extraordinary creator.
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Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia
The stories of ordinary people who played extraordinary roles in the building of our province.
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song
This documentary profiles the life of Marlene Dietrich, revealing the passionate artist and political activist beneath Dietrich's glamorous facade. Features...
Che Guevara - The Body & The Legend
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, the world’s most famous revolutionary was killed in October 1967, under mysterious circumstances. Today, 40 years later, his image...
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison remains one of the greatest live albums ever made, and the man himself is one of America's greatest troubadours and advocates for prison...
The Mystery of Agatha Christie
Join David Suchet as he embarks on a journey to discover what made Agatha Christie's work so enduringly popular. Travelling all over Britain and beyond, Suchet...
Cesar Ritz is the notorious dishwasher who revolutionizes the world’s hotel business, only to collapse when his most ambitious goal, the coronation buffet for King Edward VI, cannot take place.
Bond of Strangers
It was a turning point in WWII, a mission whose significance has often been overlooked. In 1943, after landing on Sicily's shores, Canadian soldiers trekked 300 kilometres through...
Bloodthirsty, world-conquering, pirate raiders, Vikings are the established bad boys of history – or are they? In this three-part series, archaeologist Neil Oliver goes in search of the truth about...