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Crimes That Shook Britain: James Bulger

On the afternoon of Friday the 12th of February 1993, a 2 year old boy disappeared from a shopping centre in Bootle near Liverpool in Britain, the boys name is James Bulger. Despite a mass search to find the child nobody could have predicted the horrific outcome that would later be revealed. The circumstances behind James Bulgers disappearance and ultimate death were incomprehensible as it became

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The Food Bank: Scotland’s Hidden Hunger

Last year over one million people were given emergency food in Britain and the numbers now only seem to be growing. The Food Bank is an organisation that goes to the frontline of food poverty and meets up with some of those who are struggling to survive and driven to the brink, sometimes feeling as though their only resort is to shoplift. In this film we follow the stories of several people who

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The Race to Space

The Race to Space

People have always been fascinated by outer space, curious about the stars, planets and especially signs of extraterrestrial life. For centuries however, space has remained a great mystery and a source of outlandish stories ranging from green Martians to deadly meteorites. Slowly but surely though science is giving us more and more real knowledge and thanks to satellites, space flights and moon la

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The Forgotten Plague

In this hour long special by American Experience we a glimpse of the fight against tuberculosis in the early 19th century. This documentary specifically aims its focus on American life in the 1800s and how tuberculosis (better known as TB) ravaged homes, families, children, and communities. Tuberculosis is a disease that strikes the respiratory system by breaking it down to infantile organs. It

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Blackout

Blackout

The 13th of July 1977 started out as a beautiful summer’s day in New York City but later on that evening many New Yorkers experienced their city of lights go dark leaving them without any electricity for more than 12 hours. Blackout by American Experience examines the stories of those who experienced this extremely rare occurrence and gives a detailed account of what exactly happened to people

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Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A

Many people think that serving a life sentence in jail is much better than the death sentence. This is probably true, seeing as you hold on to your life and you get to live to see your family every so often. But is it really better knowing that you have to spend your whole life confined to your jail cell and the prison where you will be kept? In a sense, it is a death sentence. For many people,

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After The Last Round

There aren't too many other sports out there that encompass the theatrical displays of human struggle, strength and violence quite like boxing does and in this film we are taken on a journey through the sports entirety, exploring not only the glamour but also a darker side to the sport, being exposed to the life changing effects boxing has on the fighters themselves and their families. Through

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Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

For years he was regarded as a TV and radio superstar, he was also a friend to the rich and famous but since his death back in 2011 the sinister truth about Jimmy Savile has been revealed. Jimmy Savile, once one of Britain's favourite stars and adored by millions of television viewers is now regarded as one of the country's most prolific sex offenders, his preying on young victims and just how he

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Terror in Paris

Terror in Paris

On the night of November 13th, a series of bombs exploded in 6 different areas of Paris, as well as there being a series of shootings in the capital of France. The area that got the most coverage, however, was the Bataclan Theatre where a rock group called The Eagles of Death Metal were playing a gig. During this concert three men stormed inside and started shooting at the concert goers, leavin

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