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The Truth About Sugar

Fiona Phillips, a journalist best known for her role in presenting the popular British morning show, GMTV, is embarking on a mission to seek out the truth behind our newly found enemy, sugar. She discovers why some of us happen to have more of a craving towards sugar than others and which types of sugar are better for us, considering the amount that goes into foods we would consider to be savoury. Fiona also sets about helping four individuals who's sugar addiction could be putting their health at risk, coming up with low-sugar recipes that are just as...

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ISIS: The World’s Richest Terror Army

A small army of fanatical Jihadists sieged 15,000 sq. miles of territory and shocked the world with it's violence and brutality. The so called Islamic State is a terror organisation, the likes of which we have never seen before, having now amassed a huge army that rules over 8,000,000 people. Terror has been at the heart of the Islamic States's blueprint, mapped out in a most unlikely place, US detention camps set up to house prisoners of the Iraq war. Their master plan was a potent mix of religious fanaticism and violence and in this episode of This World by the BBC we see how they have...

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Secrets of the Sun

It's an alien landscape where magnetic tornados, twist upward tens of thousands miles, mysterious dark spots large enough to engulf the earth and violent eruptions shoot tones of charged particles into space at speeds of up to 2 million miles per hour. This is not some strange world situated at the other side of the galaxy, this is our Sun and now new technologies are allowing us to see it like never before, satellites are giving investigators new insights into century old mysteries. How does our Sun work, where does its power come from and how can it's inner workings impact...

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Japans Wild Secrets

Japan, both fast and furious but outside it's neon cities lies an untamed wilderness, forest filled islands, massive mountains and billowing active volcanos. A fantastic variety of animals inhabit these vast landscapes, a place where against the odds life can flourish. In this National Geographic documentary we look past the bustling car filled streets and discover the true beauty of Japans...

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The Killing Season

The last week in parliament, in politics they call it "the killing season". Australian Labour Leader, Kim Beazley is about to be overthrown and this three part documentary series by Sarah Ferguson, is a gripping tale of how the Labour Party managed to come to power after suffering 11 long years of oppression within government to only later self destruct, losing it all. In this series we see, Kevin Rudd, give his very first account of this turbulent period in his life. He explains in great detail how he came to lose the Prime...

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Saving Thailand’s Animals

In Thailand getting up close to jungle animals is one of the most popular attractions on the tourist trail,  wether it's riding an elephant, petting a tiger or feeding a monkey, you can do it all in Thailand. But in the rush to meet tourist demand and make profits, animals are often mistreated and neglected. In this episode of East 101 by Al Jazeera, Drew Ambrose heads to Thailand in order to find out if new laws would make a difference in a country where animal abuse is big...

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DNA: The Molecule of Life

DNA: The Molecule of Life, is a 5 part documentary series released by the American public broadcaster and television program distributor, PBS. It examines the heart of life, the one thing that links all living things together, the very key passed through the generations giving you and me our personalities, health, looks and ethnicity and yet It wasn't until 1958 that this blueprint for all life on earth was discovered. This series includes the following episodes: 1) The Secret of Life, 2) Playing God, 3) Human Race, 4) Curing Cancer, 5) Pandora's...

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Evolution of Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is routed in the tradition of self improvement, both in terms of body image and self worth, with a subculture rich in history, these men have given rise to a world of intense competition, driving competitors to bring their bodies to the absolute physical peak. Explore the lives of these individuals and what it takes to be selected to be the best in the world, Mr. Olympia and how that criteria has developed  and changed over the years. Defining what the best means and how the sport has evolved over the last 50 years. This is the evolution of...

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The Unexplored

In the winter of 2012, after 7 months on the sailing ship ATI, an unusual group of friends came to the shores of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The Yucatan Peninsula is home to the largest and longest flooded caves in the world, tourists regularly visit to enjoy the water holes scattered around the area, but few of them realise that only a few meters underground lies an immense maze of submerged passageways of unimaginable beauty, hundreds of kilometres long. In this film we follow the ATI Cave Exploration Team and features extreme 'no-mount' exploration cave...

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