Posted in: History
Bandit Country
An old documentary by BBC's series Panorama from 1976 on the troubles in Northern Ireland. At the time the IRA were still continuing their "Long War" strategy so Panorama decided to head to South Armagh, a predominantly Catholic area along the border to report on how the British army were getting...
Posted in: Nature
Snake Island
This island off the coast of Brazil has the highest concentration of golden lancehead snakes in the world, these are some of the most venomous snakes known to man. No one who has ever been bitten by one of these snakes has lived long enough to have been emitted to hospital and this island has roughly 2,000 of...
Posted in: Drugs
Getting High On HIV Medication
With most drugs there is a long pre established history of what the activity and effects of that drug is going to be like, this is not the case however with Efavirenz. Efavirenz are an antiretroviral drug that was approved by the FDA in 1998 to help treat those infected with HIV. It is said however that even though this drug is considered quite effective that patients taking it have reported bizarre dreams, hallucinations, and feelings of unreality. Hamilton Morris travels to South Africa to try and figure out...
Posted in: Nature
Operation Iceberg
When you travel so far north that the summer sun never sets you will find one of the last great wildernesses, a vast ice sheet of Greenland. It's the birthplace of some of the most massive and spectacular objects on the planet, icebergs. Up to twenty billion tones in weight and the height of a skyscraper, these monsters of the ocean have long fascinated us. Now in this documentary an international team of scientists and adventurers want to explore these wonders of the natural world in hopes to discover the secret...
Posted in: War
Our War: The Lost Platoon
A first hand look into the operations of the Welsh Guards, 7th Platoon on their 2009 tour of Afghanistan. The 7th Platoon was stationed in one of the most dangerous areas of Helmand Province were allied forces where greatly overstretched which made firefights all that bit more intense. The harsh reality of war is revealed as we discover how 7th Platoon's commander Mark Evison lost his life and the events leading up to that...
Posted in: Crime
The House on Sumac Drive
The House on Sumac Drive tells the shocking story of Russell Faria and his wife Betsy. Russell came home one night from his friends only to find his wife dead on their sitting room floor, initially he thought she had killed herself and rang 911 reporting the incident as such. Upon arrival the police quickly realised that fowl play was involved and that this was no suicide. Russell quickly became the prime suspect and the events that followed are truly...
Posted in: Biographies, Music
Discovering: Blur
Blur an English rock group was formed in the late 1980's when all four members where attending London's Goldsmiths College, however lead singer Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon had known each other from childhood. This is the story of how these four people grew together to become one of Britain's most successful rock groups of that...
Posted in: News & Politics
The Power and the Glory
In this journey to the graves of great leaders and heroes dark secrets will emerge. Why was the burial casket of a murdered president cast deep into the atlantic ocean? Could a pit in Syberia hide the grave of the last Tzar od Russia? Princess Pocahontas: is her secret tomb under a tavern in England? How did the body of Eva Peron become an icon worth killing...
Posted in: News & Politics
Bobby Sands: The 1981 Hungerstrike
The 1981 Irish hunger strike was the culmination of a five-year protest during "the Troubles" by Irish republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. The protest began as the blanket protest in 1976, when the British government withdrew Special Category Status for convicted paramilitary prisoners. In 1978, after a number of attacks on prisoners leaving their cells to "slop out", the dispute escalated into the dirty protest, where prisoners refused to leave their cells to wash and covered the walls of their cells...