Urban Myths

Continuing Thursday / 10:00pm Sky Arts 20 min.
Our Urban Myths are stories that have been passed down over time and have now become part of urban folklore. But are they true? We take a slightly tongue in cheek, mischievous – and deliberately ambiguous – look at what might have happened...

Season 2

8 Episodes

May 31 2018
May 24 2018
May 17 2018
May 10 2018
May 03 2018
Apr 26 2018
Apr 19 2018
Apr 12 2018

Season 1

5 Episodes

In the early 1980s, after his recent and high profile defeat to Larry Holmes, boxing legend Muhammad Ali takes it upon himself to talk a suicidal stranger down from a ledge. Using his unique brand of wit and wisdom, he succeeds in persuading the man that life is worth living, and learns a huge amount about himself in the process.
Feb 16 2017
Focused on the set of Alfred Hitchcock's North by NorthWest, this comedy drama suggests Hollywood heartthrob Cary Grant introduced the psychologist and soon to be drugs advocate Timothy Leary to LSD, resulting in an unforgettable kaleidoscopic trip. Ben Chaplin plays Cary Grant, with Aiden Gillen as Timothy Leary.
Feb 09 2017
It's the turn of the 20th century and a young man named Adolf Hitler has arrived in Vienna full of hope and ambition. A passionate artist, he is determined to win a place at the acclaimed Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. But there are one or two obstacles in his way, not least the fact that his work is deemed somewhat, well... mediocre.
Feb 02 2017
David Threlfall portrays playwright Samuel Beckett in this comedy. The premise of the programme suggests to viewers that, long before he went on to become a famous wrestler and film star, Andre The Giant was chauffeured to school by Beckett. Samuel steps in to help Andre, who is his builder's son, as his size means he is already too big to be able to get the school bus. Along the journey a formative lesson in love and life ensues.
Jan 26 2017
Music legend Bob Dylan decides to play an impromptu visit to his friend and fellow musician Dave Stewart at home. Unfortunately Dave isn't home but his wife Ange reveals he will be back shortly, so 'would he like to wait over a cuppa?'. Sure enough Dave returns, but far from Dave Stewart, this is Dave the plumber - and massive fan of Bob Dylan. Bob sticks around to offer relationship advice. Bob Dylan is played by Eddie Marsan, Dave by Paul Ritter and Ange by Katherine Parkinson. The episode is written and produced by Neil Webster and directed by Ben Palmer.
Jan 19 2017