JFK - 24 hours that changed the world
22nd of November 2023 will mark 60 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a day which deeply affected the American people and left the world stunned. Not only was it a geo-political event, but a family tragedy. In many ways the death of JFK played out in a way that we saw repeated when Princess Diana was killed - a nation in shock, looking for a simple answer in their grief.
From the producers of Channel 4 prime time hit, VE Day: Britain’s Biggest Party, this one-hour documentary, Killing Kennedy (working title) uses rarely seen archive to tell the story of this watershed day and the repercussions, told in the words of those who were there, as we hear from voices, unheard for decades, and in some cases not since that day in November 1963. Some of it will be entirely new to British audiences.
1958: Steve is left a paternal orphan at birth, but incredibly his father, race driver training legend Jim Russell, actually meets him once, him when he’s hours old, because he’s in THE SAME HOSPITAL recovering from his Le Mans GP injuries.
Forty years later they are reunited, then sixty plus years later (2021) Steve he buys his late Dads old race car and sets out to learn to be a race driver. All set against the backdrop of historic Gentlemen’s GP racing as we follow the circus.
Nazi's Lost Squadron
As the Nazi regime faltered in early 1944, the Luftwaffe were called to put on a show of force in Hungary, supporting a Budapest military parade designed to reinforce that Germany and it’s armies were still in charge. Eight of the Luftwaffe's crack 109 fighter pilots took off, buzzed the parade and illustrated their mastery of the air - flying off from the Hungarian capital over the Mountains beyond, heading for their home base. The aircraft and their pilots were never seen again, sparking a decades long mystery - were they shot down, ran out of fuel, defected to the allies or was their fate altogether more grim?
75 years later some remnants of the aircraft began to reappear.
We join one of the worlds foremost 109 experts, pilots and restorers, as he travels to the mountains in an incredible, life changing attempt to recreate what happened on that fateful day. We also join him his secret restoration facility in the north of the country, as one recovered wrecks from that very flight takes shape once again and prepares for its first flight since it disappeared so mysteriously.
People Like Us: The CFL Documentary
The Center of Family Love (CFL) is a faith based residential care and education facility in Oklahoma, USA. In contrast to the paid for model of general American Health Care, the centre provides free of charge lifelong care for its residents. It is a registered non profit charitable organisation that raises its funding through a combination of philanthropy and commercial enterprise.
The centre primarily cares for residents from young adulthood, throughout their lives - lives that have been impacted by birth or post birth learning disabilities, often concurrent with physical or other disabilities. The residents have a range of disability severity, and have accordingly scaled care needs.