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Ebola: The Search for a Cure

Nobody really knows where the Ebola virus comes from but whats even scarier is the fact that his recent outbreak is the worst Ebola epidemic the world has ever seen, with the current death toll claiming more lives than all previous outbreaks combined. Efforts to contain the virus appear to be failing, but there is hope. In this episode of Horizon we meet the medics on the frontline and follows the scientists racing to find a cure for one of the most dangerous killers on Earth. This is an extraordinary story of bravery and determination against a deadly enemy.   The Ebola virus....

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Hitler of The Andes

In April of 1945 Hitler was now beyond doubt, the most wanted man in Europe, dead or alive the victorious Allies needed to see his body, in the dock or in the grave but in the chaos of war proof that the dictator had died appeared elusive. Questions were asked regarding his death or possible escape from Germany. This doubt grew into mystery which attracted spies, scientists and historians from all over America, Russia and Britain. Recently declassified documents reveal that it spawned the birth of the FBI's most incredible manhunt, searching for the dictator from the subways of the Bronx to...

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Blood Diamond

Diamonds, timeless, beautiful, symbols of love, they come in different colors, shapes and sizes their value measured by carat, cut and clarity. They are the worlds most precious gem but in west and central Africa their cost has been greater than anyone could have imagined. These diamonds have been used to fund wars and have been linked to terrorist organizations. It is a story few know, it is the story of blood...

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Tails You Win: The Science of Chance

All of our lives we are pulled around and pushed about by the mysterious workings of chance. When chance appears to be cruel some people tend to call it faith and when chance is kind we might call it luck but what actually is chance? Is it something fundamental in the fabric of the universe , does chance have rules and does it really exist at all? and if it does could we one day overcome it? This is the story of how we discovered chance works, learned to tame it and even work out the odds for the future. How we tried but so often failed to conquer...

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Dream Interpretation

Tonight nearly every single one of us will fall asleep and each and everyone who does so will dream. It's an extraordinary world of pleasure and pain but why we dream is one of sciences great mysteries. It's only now that science is beginning to reveal the bizarre complexities of this secret world. Much of what we thought we knew about dreams now appears to be wrong. This films asks the question where do are dreams come from, what do they mean and do they have a...

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Guilty by Association

Few would argue with the value of a law that has secured convictions in some of the most notorious murder cases of recent years, joint enterprise is a law which allows people who were simply associated with and present when a murder took place to be convicted and sentenced to life even if they themselves were unaware of the crime that was about to take place, making them responsible for the acts of others. Rising incidents of gun and knife crime have put pressure of successive governments to take though action on gangs.  Joint Enterprise, a 300 year old law has proved a highly effective...

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The Battle for Aleppo

For two long years the city of Aleppo has been the bloodiest battleground of the Syrian civil war before this Aleppo was the largest city found in Syria and the primary hub for the countries commercial and industrial trading. Now however, the city is in ruins and over 70 percent of the cities population have fled, those who stayed behind now live under siege as any rebel held areas are continuously being bombarded by artillery. In this film jihadist fighters took Vice to the frontline on the edge of the city in order to get first hand experience of the current...

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Inside the Dark Web

Its only been twenty five years since the world wide web was created, it affects us all throughout the day, from our personal information to the data footprint we leave behind us, yet it's now caught in one of the greatest controversy seen to date, surveillance. The revolutions of US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have lead many to ask if the web we love has been turned against us, leading to soul searching amongst those responsible for the creation of the web itself. But thanks to a collection of brilliant thinkers and researchers science has been fighting back developing...

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Rupert Murdoch Battle With Britain

Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful media mogul in the world. He is however accused of dragging Britain's press into the gutter, of having contempt for the law and of contaminating our politics and pubic life. This is the contemporary view of Murdoch but this BBC film is attempting to offer another, describing Murdoch as an agent of change, that struggling post war Britain urgently needed and who's impact has been little short of...

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