Singer and actress Fantasia Barrino.

True Movies (138) opens the door into people’s lives in March.

True Movies (138) opens the door into people’s lives in March with a revealing look into the inner world of real people whose stories will grip and entertain viewers.                         

The channel is dedicated to inspiring true-to-life films from a range of cinematic genres including drama, crime, romance and docu-soaps, mostly based on real-life events.

Highlights in March include Life is Not a Fairytale (Monday 7 March and Monday 14 March), the epic tale of singer and actress Fantasia Barrino, a high-school drop-out and unmarried teenage mother living in poverty, who went on to win American Idol; the hit Behind the Camera series including the unauthorised stories of the late Robin Williams meteoric rise to fame in the TV sitcom Mork and Mindy (Sunday 31 March), how Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith became overnight stars in Charlie’s Angels and changed the face of television (Monday 28 March) and Ice Bound (Friday 11 March) which stars Oscar winner Susan Sarandon as a doctor who had to treat herself for breast cancer for nine months while stranded at the South Pole.

Catch awe-inspiring stories of real people who’ve overcome hardships – from family feuds and separation, to crime, murder and loss in True Movies’ Real Stories, broadcast daily at 19:00. These tales of obstacles often turn into redemption and achievement and will be followed by a two-minute What happened after insert which gives closure to the story.

There’s Hidden in Silence (Friday 18 March and Wednesday 23 March) based on the true story of orphaned Catholic sisters Stefania and Helena Podgorski who hid the Diamant family in the attic of their Polish home during World War 2. In 1979, the Podgorski sisters were honoured as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem. Catch Wicked Love, Wednesday 9 March and Friday 25 March, the story of Maria Korp who captured the imagination of the Australian public when she was kidnapped and left to die.

In the 20:45 slot, True Movies will air new titles to the channel including The Wipers Times (Tuesday 1 March), starring Ben Chaplin in a factual drama, set in Ypres during World War 1, about two soldiers who start a satirical newspaper to raise the spirits of the soldiers; The Rudy Giuliani Story (March 4) with James Woods in the title role as the New York mayor who became an American hero after the 9/11 attacks in the US and Friendly Fire (Friday 3 March) which stars Carol Burnett in a universally acclaimed performance as a mother who has to uncover the details of her son’s death in Vietnam.