Biography: Notorious

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  • 1997
  • 1 Season

This documentary television series from the Biography Channel focuses in individual episodes on events and people and characters that the world regards as notorious. Many of the segments deal with particularly heinous crimes, such as the murder of Sheila Bellush, a divorced young mother of six children. Other topics include the Marquis de Sade, Rasputin, the "Yosemite Killer" and Satan. The show uses a variety of historical and legal sources, including excerpts from published accounts and court records to document a grim series of criminal acts. The subject matter concentrates on infamous behaviors and efforts to bring offenders to justice.

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Rasputin
3. Rasputin
February 26, 2001
A Siberian peasant rises to power in Czarist Russia, becomes the close confidante and reputed lover of Empress Alexandra, and subsequently scandalizes the country with his propensity for drinking and womanizing. After being poisoned, shot several times, and submerged in the Neva River's freezing waters, the famed Rasputin finally dies from drowning. In this captivating program, BIOGRAPHY reveals the truth about the rise of the "Mad Monk" with the hypnotic gaze, using information from the newly uncovered "Rasputin File," a report originally prepared by the Russian secret police.
Satan
2. Satan
September 21, 1998
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Not long after, he was forced to create hell, a domain for the fallen angel who dared disobey him. That defiant angel was Lucifer, the light bearer, but he would soon come to be known by the more sinister name of Satan, the devil. He is the nightmare that visits our darkest hours, the phantom that calls in the middle of the night. From the dawn of the universe to the present day, Satan is believed to roam the earth, on a mission to destroy humankind. Where there is light, Satan brings darkness. Where there is peace, he wages war. Where he finds love, he ushers in hate. He is said to take on many forms to fool us, but in his most demonic role, Satan has been the keeper of the darkness, the evil that lurks just around the corner, and deep within our souls. Join BIOGRAPHY for the terrifying tale of the evil creature that has hunted humans since the beginning of time, SATAN: PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
Marquis de Sade
1. Marquis de Sade
July 14, 1997
He spent much of his life in jail for the perversions he recounted in his famous writings, while his name has entered the English language as a definition of sexual cruelty. Donatien Alphonse Francois was a sick man, but he did not try to hide the fact. In a series of scandalous and long suppressed books, he celebrated deviant sexual activities and challenged every aspect of civilized authority, including the church and the government. In this comprehensive account of his life, Biography descends into the depths of the human psyche to take an unflinching look at the life of the notorious nobleman, celebrated by some as a pioneer for his absolute rejection of society's constraints. Follow his many trips in and out of jail, examine the notorious writings and practices that secured his place in history, and meet a descendant of the infamous Marquis who reveals what it is like to live with the name de Sade! This is a compelling look at the depraved aristocrat whose lascivious behavior brought him infamy, and whose shocking writings earned him immortality.
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This documentary television series from the Biography Channel focuses in individual episodes on events and people and characters that the world regards as notorious. Many of the segments deal with particularly heinous crimes, such as the murder of Sheila Bellush, a divorced young mother of six children. Other topics include the Marquis de Sade, Rasputin, the "Yosemite Killer" and Satan. The show uses a variety of historical and legal sources, including excerpts from published accounts and court records to document a grim series of criminal acts. The subject matter concentrates on infamous behaviors and efforts to bring offenders to justice.

Biography: Notorious is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on July 14, 1997.

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Biography: Notorious is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Biography: Notorious on demand at Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 14, 1997