Her Master's Voice
Watch August 29, 4:00am
Internationally acclaimed ventriloquist and comedian Nina Conti has been widely credited with reinventing the art of ventriloquism. Despite her success, she was on the verge of abandoning her craft when her estranged mentor and lover, British theatre maverick Ken Campbell, died. He bequeaths his puppets to her; a gift that sets a troubled Nina on a journey of self-discovery that is both hilarious and deeply moving. With her own wise-cracking puppet Monkey and Campbell’s puppets in tow - including an owl, a granny and one modeled after Campbell himself - Nina goes on a pilgrimage to Vent Haven, the resting place for puppets of dead ventriloquists. Along the way she develops a deeper understanding of her latex and wooden travelling partners. Through her interactions with them, she expresses feelings she’s unable to verbalize on her own. As Nina says, “Puppets can say things that humans can’t.”
Log in to rate programs.
Do You Really Want To Know?
Three families face the difficult decision of whether or not to be tested for Huntington’s disease – a degenerative neurological illness that is akin to having ALS,...
With a new baby and wife to support, out-of-work filmmaker Matt Gallagher tries his hand - and some would say “luck” - at playing poker for a living.
The Genius of Roald Dahl
British comedian, actor and author David Walliams explores the magical storytelling of Ronald Dahl and traces some of the influences ...
A tattered envelope of their Dad’s old photos leads Canadian brothers on an adventure in photography, memory, and culpability in the war torn African country of their childhood.
The Super-Rich and Us
Never before has money been so polarized in Britain: the richest 85 people now own more than half of the world’s population. In this two-part series, Peretti investigates what ...
High Five: A Suburban Adoption Saga
Cathy and Martin Ward of Surrey, BC, fight to adopt five siblings, ages six to nineteen, from a remote Ukrainian orphanage. They succeed, but the adoption...
Mordecai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews
An in-depth look at the personal life and work of controversial Canadian writer Mordecai Richler.
Anti - Social Limited
Follows charismatic and streetwise Chris Hoard, a former drug dealer who wants to turn his life around by starting a construction company.