Masters Of Darkness: Rasputin

In the winter of 1903 a mysterious peasant with hypnotic eyes arrived in St Petersburg from the wilds of Siberia. 13 years later he had become “the dark force behind the throne,” one of the most powerful men in Russia, and the seed of its destruction. This is the story of Grigory Rasputin.

One of the most entertaining historical documentaries I have ever seen… it’s brilliantly put together – a genuinely thrilling combination of informative talking head opinions, archive footage and creepy reconstruction, liberally slathered with sophisticated horror music sheen