This special programme reveals the top secrets of espionage through a countdown of the ten most thrilling spy movies of all time, chosen by real spies and spy-masters from MI6, the CIA and the KGB.
The life of Apple mastermind Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) is revealed in this hard-hitting biopic from director Danny Boyle and scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network). Fassbender delivers a layered, balanced performance as the mercurial Jobs with Kate Winslet similarly impressive as his marketing partner and all-round conscience Joanna Hoffman. Unconventionally based backstage at three different product launches spanning 1984 to 1998 with the iMac, this dramatised profile shows how a successful biopic should be made.
Narrated by Richard Madden, this film is a nostalgic look at how home movie making in Scotland became a cultural phenomenon. Featuring fascinating and poignant cine films and the makers and stars of the movies themselves, we look back to some of the very first examples of Scottish home movies from the 1920s. Whilst cinema itself was still in its infancy, the idea of making movies for yourself wasn't far behind. But early cine cameras were hand-cranked, mechanical and cumbersome. They were also expensive, too expensive for all but the wealthiest. By the 1940s and 50s, after the horrors of World War II, home movie making really took off, capturing the austerity of the 1940s and the prosperity of the 1950s. Cheaper cameras meant that Scotland's middle classes were now also able to capture their lives on film. By the 1960s there was a sense that anything was possible. It was a truly dynamic period in British history. Revolutions in youth culture, music and fashion transformed the look and feel of the country. Home movie making became a cultural phenomenon with people from all walks of life taking up the hobby.
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