True Stories

10:00pm Tuesday, May 3 on M4

The riveting true story of a photographer’s online relationship with an eight-year-old child prodigy and her attractive elder half-sister. But are they what they claim to be? True Stories commissions and showcases the best international feature documentaries.

1:00am Tuesday, April 19 on

Village of the Dolls is a fascinating documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp, who, after suffering a vicious attack, sought recovery in Marwencol, the Second World War scale model town he created in his garden. True Stories commissions and showcases the best international feature documentaries.

10:00pm Tuesday, April 12 on

Julie Moggan’s True Stories film examines the allure of the fantasy world created by Mills & Boon’s massively popular romance novels, through the eyes of three enthusiasts, one writer and a cover model. Prod: Rachel Wexler; Dir: Julie Moggan; Prod Co: Bungalow Town

10:00pm Tuesday, February 15 on M4

Following on from last year’s Dispatches: Children of Gaza , BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker Jezza Neumann provides a second shocking portrait of children living in the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, a 22-day Israeli campaign to destroy the ability of Hamas to launch rockets and mortars. Over 1,300 Palestinians were killed, many of whom were children. Dir: Jezza Neumann; Prod: Brian Woods; Prod Co: True Vision

10:00pm Tuesday, January 18 on M4

Matt Pinder’s moving film which focuses on a unique educational institution. Filmed over a year, The Nurture Room follows three troubled Glasgow primary school children on an incredible journey that will completely transform their lives. Nurture Rooms offer a bridge between home and school: a safe place where children can be children with the help of dedicated teachers. In these small, special classrooms children can re-visit early ‘nurturing’ experiences that they missed or didn’t get at home, an experience which can change their lives.

10:00pm Tuesday, January 11 on M4

The True Stories strand, which commissions and showcases the best international feature documentaries, presents Doug Block’s very personal film about his only daughter Lucy. Block has spent much of his and Lucy’s life filming their relationship and now, aged 17, she is just a year away from leaving home for college.

10:00pm Tuesday, January 4 on M4

The True Stories strand, which commissions and showcases the best international feature documentaries, presents Deborah Scranton’s powerful film which looks at the 1994 genocide in Rwanda from both political and personal perspectives.

10:00pm Tuesday, November 16 on M4

The True Stories strand, which showcases the best international feature documentaries, presents a short season of biographical films, continuing with James Toback’s film of Mike Tyson’s life, told in the ex-fighter’s own words.

10:00pm Tuesday, September 14 on M4

The True Stories strand, which showcases the best international feature documentaries, presents Lixin Fan’s extraordinary and visually stunning film, which charts one family’s involvement in the world’s largest planned mass migration.

10:00pm Tuesday, September 7 on M4

The True Stories strand, which showcases the best international feature documentaries, presents Julio Soto and Stefan Constantinescu’s light-hearted portrayal of Romania’s evolution from communism to capitalism, told through one of the state’s most iconic emblems – the Dacia automobile.

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