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.
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On the Trail of the Far Fur Country
In 1919, a film crew set out on an epic journey across northern Canada to capture the fur trade in a silent feature documentary. Rediscovering the...
Oscar Peterson: Keeping the Groove Alive
Perfectionist, practical joker, and one of the all-time greatest exponents of jazz, Oscar Peterson is unlike any music legend that ever was or ever...
Mont Saint-Michel: Resistance Through the Ages
Erected on a large granite rock in the sea and accessible only by foot at low tide, the...
Mordecai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews
An in-depth look at the personal life and work of controversial Canadian writer Mordecai Richler.
Historian and author Helen Castor explores how people in the Middle Ages handled life's most fundamental moments of transition: birth, marriage and death. Why was the male world of...
The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution
In this four-part series, art writer Waldemar Januszczak sets out to prove that there’s more to Impressionism than its postcard-pretty image....
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...
West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson
Described as our “our Van Gogh”, Thomson's expressive and vibrant paintings of the northern landscape have become iconic representations of Canada. What...