Next Episode of Discovering Film is
Season 14 / Episode 7 and airs on 09 December 2021 20:00
The story of some of the biggest stars of the silver screen and a look back at their careers in film.
Film critics explore the remarkable life and career of cinematic pioneer Charlie Chaplin, whose contribution to film won him a 12-minute standing ovation at the Oscars in 1972.
A look at the extraordinary career of the Ninotchka and Grand Hotel star. An incredibly private actress, Greta Garbo never married and retired when she was just 35.
Leading film critics discuss the life and career of Bing Crosby, who became an Oscar-winning movie star and best-selling singer despite a number of personal troubles.
A look at the career of Vivien Leigh, who scooped an Oscar as Scarlett O'Hara, famously married star Laurence Olivier and died of tuberculosis aged 53.
The story of the actor renowned for his roles in gangster films The Public Enemy and White Heat, whose battles with the Hollywood studios changed the film industry forever.
An intimate look at the life and career of John Wayne. Born Marion Morrison, the former football player would become one of the most iconic actors of the 20th century.
Leading film critics discuss the career of Charlton Heston. After humble beginnings on stage, he took Hollywood by storm with starring in Ben-Hur and Planet of the Apes.
A look at the tumultuous life and glittering 40-year career of the actress, singer and entertainer.
A portrait of Hollywood's quintessential Englishman, whose career included acclaimed roles in films Separate Tables, A Matter of Life and Death and Around the World in 80 Days.
A portrait of Hollywood icon Gary Cooper, whose films include High Noon, Sergeant York and Mr Deeds Goes to Town.
Portrait of icon Natalie Wood, who appeared in Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street when she was eight and went on to star in Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story.
Profile of the Hollywood star famous for his 25-year love affair with Katharine Hepburn. Nominated for nine Oscars, his films included Boys Town and Captains Courageous.
Film critics discuss the career of James Mason. After achieving success in the UK, he moved to Hollywood, where he starred in films such as North By Northwest and Lolita.
Documentary exploring the tumultuous life of the French screen siren and fashion icon. A symbol of the French New Wave, her films included Et Dieu Crea la Femme and Le Mepris.
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