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A devastating documentary

A devastating documentary

  

Get the lowdown on The Longest War on Sky Documentaries HD, plus six other top picks to watch this week

By Virgin TV Edit

In case you didn’t know, Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277) is home to some of the finest factual films and docuseries available anywhere on telly. From gripping true crime to compelling profiles on the people who define our times, the channel is bursting with incredible stories.

 

New this week is The Longest War, a one-off film that takes a closer look at the USA’s involvement in Afghanistan – now the lengthiest war in American history.

Made by the creators and executive producers of hit drama Homeland, and directed by the award-winning Greg Barker, this 90-minute feature brings the experiences of those involved in the conflict – including intelligence operatives, soldiers and their families – to the forefront like never before.

 

This searing film is just one of the unmissable docs heading to Sky Documentaries HD this week. Here, we pick out six of the best…

 

Tiger Woods: Back

Saturday 15 August, 12.10pm, Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Documentaries

New and exclusive to Sky Documentaries HD, explore the life and career of one of the world’s most famous athletes – Tiger Woods. From the American’s remarkable rise to his spectacular fall and his stunning comeback to win the 2019 Masters, this film gets to the heart of what makes this superstar one of the true sporting greats.

 

Manhunt

Saturday 15 August, 10.40pm, Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Documentaries

Get closer than ever before to the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden, thanks to this award-winning documentary film from The Longest War’s Greg Barker. Starting in 1995 and leading all the way to the mission that saw the terrorist leader killed in 2011, this is the real Zero Dark Thirty.

 

André The Giant

Sunday 16 August, 1.50pm, Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Documentaries

In the pantheon of professional wrestling legends, the late André The Giant (aka André René Roussimoff) stands head and shoulders above the rest – literally. Discover more about the iconic grappler’s life both inside and outside the ring in this moving and critically acclaimed profile.

 

Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power

Sunday 16 August, 7pm, Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Documentaries

This revealing documentary follows The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood around the world for an entire year, offering viewers a window in the world of this enigmatic writer.

 

McMillions

Monday 17 August, 1pm, Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Documentaries

In 2001, American authorities uncovered a massive scam based around the popular McDonald’s Monopoly promotion. This is the incredible true story of the elaborate con, as told by those who tried to bring down its mastermind. Would you like fries with that?

 

In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye

Tuesday 18 August, 12.45am, Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Documentaries

In celebration of Vogue’s 120th birthday, editors both past and present of the legendary fashion and lifestyle magazine are put under the spotlight, as are the iconic images that have come to define this cultural institution. It’s this season’s must-watch documentary, darling.

 

When is The Longest War on TV?

You can watch The Longest War at 9pm on Saturday 15 August on Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Documentaries.

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