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The Truth About Webcam Girls

Thousands of girls from all over the world between eighteen to eighty appear to be signing up to work as webcam models. The industry whispers easy money from the comfort of their own bedroom and this seems to be ringing true for a lot of girls as thousands of adults are logging on to these webcam sites daily, with the most popular category being "Solo Women" and there's a story behind every girl. This BBC film sets about discovering what it takes to become a webcam...

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Swallowed By A Sink Hole

In February of 2013 the earth opened up and killed a man in Florida, swallowing him whole as his entire bedroom collapsed from beneath him as he slept. Jeff Bush was sadly never seen again and his body was never recovered. In this BBC Horizon film Professor Iain Stewart makes his way to the house were this disaster occurred in an attempt to understand what exactly happened there. Jeff Bush was asleep when a sinkhole opened up beneath his bedroom. Despite the efforts of his brother to rescue him, Jeff was never seen again and his body was never recovered. Professor Iain Stewart travels to...

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Mining the Moon for Helium

After 45 years it would look as though we are planning on going back to the moon, across the world science are gearing up for whats being called the second moon race. Behind it lies a prize which some believe could change the world, it is believed that the moon contains a new source of energy that could potentially provide the earth with unlimited amounts of energy for hundreds of years to come, replacing all other forms of...

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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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