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Wayne Rooney: Goal Machine

A film about the Manchester United player Wayne Rooney, who started his United career scoring a hat trick against Fenerbahçe in Old Trafford. This great debut was only a hint at what was to follow. Since then Rooney has scored over 150 goals for Manchester United. This documentary includes exclusive interviews with Rooney himself and fellow teammates such as Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and former manager Sir Alex...

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Embedded With Al-Qaeda in Syria: ISIS & Al-Nusra

Over two and a half years ago, unarmed protesters demonstrated in the streets of Syria demanding the downfall of the Assad regime. They hope that like the revolutions seen in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya the Assad regime would fall in a matter of weeks or months but this didn't happen. After months of being gunned down in the streets, elements of the formally peaceful protestors took up arms and joined defected soldiers to form the Free Syria Army and fight back. Since the conflict began more than 100,000 people have been killed and more than one million have fled or been displaced and the...

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Nina Simone: The Legend

This film captures an up-close and personal portrait of the famous singer Nina Simone through interviews and footage with friends, family and Simone herself. The film follows Simone on a journey back to her childhood home and opens discussions regarding her activity during the civil rights movement where Simone voices her opinions which were most certainly controversial ones given the...

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The Luckiest Man in World War 2

The far east saw some of the worst fighting and most appalling atrocities of the second world war, millions died but one young man managed to pull through the lot. He somehow survived a combination of catastrophes unlike any other. Torture and disease whilst a prisoner in a Japanese war camp, torpedo and shipwreck and most of all the Nagasaki atom bomb, each of these killed tens of thousands but somehow this man survived them all, his name is Alistair Urquhart and he is still with us today. Once the war was over the authorities forbid Alistair from talking about his experience in the...

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The Virus That Cures

South of Moscow, North of Turkey, scientist in the Republic of Georgia may hold our last defense against the superbugs, against the advance of antibiotic resistant bacteria. From the sewage found being poured into a river a medicine can be found, a medicine from a virus, the virus that...

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Dennis Nilsen’s First Kill

After a troubled childhood Dennis Nilsen grew into a lonely and bitter man who struggled to relate to the world around him. After years of loneliness in 1975 Nilsen met David Gallichan and for two years they lived together in a North London garden flat. Whilst Nilsen worked, Gallichan took on a role of playing housekeeper, over time tensions grew between them which later resulted in Galichan leaving Nilsen. This was a trigger which resulted in Nilsen committing one of the worst killing sprees Britain had ever...

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The Three Rocketeers: Future of Space Travel

One man has pursued a dream his entire working life, lead engineer Alan Bond believes he is now on the threshold of realizing this dream, to build a revolutionary spacecraft that achieves earths orbit in a single  leap. If their calculations are correct their revolutionary design will herald a new era in...

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Blood, Smack Tears Afghanistan’s Heroin Hell

Afghanistan, this country is the worlds biggest heroin producer, 90% of all opiate based drugs come from here, but now it is also one of the worst consumers of narcotics anywhere. The nations drug habit is taring society apart, life by life. This BBC film follows two young addicts witnessing their efforts to kick heroin addiction and attempt to get their lives back on...

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The Islamic State

This state has been established by a hardline Sunni jihadist group that emerged out of the Syrian civil war. Up until recently this group was known as ISIS but now they simply call themselves "The Islamic State" or "IS" for short. Their speed and efficiency in which they advanced from Syria into Iraq caught the world and those reporting on the middle east by complete surprise. They captured major cities and took control of large military equipment provided to the Iraq army by the Americans. Growing in numbers IS fighters have come from all over the world, all wanting to be part of the...

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