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Twisted History   

Information
Series 1: 4x60 | HD | 2017
Production Company
WAG TV
Primary Broadcaster
American Heroes Channel

It's a mindbending mash-up of all the best bits of history. How could a chance meeting between Abraham Lincoln and an obsure German count result in a man landing on the moon? When the KKK declare war on the Mafia, how could that possibly end up creating jazz music and sending JFK to the White House? How could the creator of James Bond affect Ronald Reagan's weird career trajectory from B-movie actor to anti-ommunist crusader? And how could UFO sightings connect to the creation of the modern computer?

This is not the stuff they teach you at school, but weirdly it is all true. This is history served with a twist. 

Episode 4: Hollywood vs Commies

How Hollywood took on Communism and played a key role in winning the Cold War. The story begins in the middle of WW2 when Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, joins British Naval Intelligence. He is so successful that he is sent across the Atlantic to help America set up the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services, precursor to the CIA. This extraordinary organization, headed by ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan, recruits top Hollywood director John Ford and rising star Sterling Hayden for its undercover campaigns in occupied Europe and the Far East.

Episode 2: The Mafia vs Ku Klux Klan

Investigates the hidden war between two of the United States most violent groups, the Mafia and the Ku Klux Klan. Our story begins at the end of the Civil War when a group of former Confederate soldiers create the Klan. What begins as a social club develops into an organization whose principal aim is to intimidate recently freed slaves. The Klan fades away until it is dramatically reborn in the wake of DW Griffiths’s epochal movie Birth of a Nation.