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Mana: BJ Penn

‘Mana’ is a documentary featuring BJ Penn’s journey. The special UFC Presents episode documents the life of former welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn. The episode feature Penn from the start of his MMA career to present time and what life’s like outside of the octagon as a family...

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Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

The Green River Killer was one of the most prolific serial murderers America has ever known, who's 19 year reign of terror left the area surrounding Seattle littered with corpuses but who was the Green River Killer and was he born to kill? From a collection of interviews with law enforcement agents and direct family members of Gary Ridgway this film exposes the man behind the...

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The Great Famine

The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. It is sometimes referred to, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine because one-third of the population was then solely reliant on this cheap crop for a number of historical reasons. During the famine approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island's population to fall by between 20% and 25%. The proximate cause of faminewas a potato disease commonly known as potato...

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ISIS: Terror in Iraq

Panorama reports from the heart of the fighting, the battle is against ISIS, a brutal Jihadi group that grew out of Al Qaeda. The group has declared an Islamic state and this documentary investigates the full story of ISIS from the inside and asks the question, could the conflict spill out of the middle...

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The Secret Life of Your Clothes

Everyday we give thousands of bags of our old clothes away to charity shops and in this documentary BBC's presenter Ade Adepitan is on a journey to find out what happens to it all. Most of us think the clothes, sent to charity shops are sold there but in reality most of it ends up thousands of miles away in...

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The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins

This BBC documentary tells the story of one of the most extraordinary experiments ever conducted in the history of animal science. In the 1960s a powerful and charismatic scientist flooded a house. He then invited a young woman to live there full-time with a dolphin. Their intention was the ultimate in animal research, they wanted to teach the dolphin to speak English. What happened next would change all their lives. For the first time those involved in the experiment reveal the secrets of the Dolphin...

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Killing Spree: Columbine

Explores how two teenagers, who were just weeks away from graduating, embarked on a killing spree of such shocking magnitude that it was to make the name of an American high school synonymous with tragedy. 20th April 1999 began like any other day for the pupils of Columbine High School. However, it was to end as a day that would be tragically etched in American history after two of the school's students embarked on a murderous rampage that shook the local community to its core, pushed the emergency services to the limit and became headline news all over the...

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The Necessary War

Our perceptions of the First World War today are dominated by the idea it was a futile conflict, a colossal waste of life, and an immense tragedy for Britain and all of Europe. It is a view that has been fostered by the war poets who wrote vividly about the experience of trench warfare, and by countless novels, films and television programmes in the years since. Many even go as far as suggesting that the First World War led directly to the rise of Hitler and the outbreak of the Second World War. In a single documentary to mark the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of war, Sir Max...

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Police Under Pressure: Uneasy Peace

British policing is under pressure like never before as forces up and down the country try to cope with the biggest cuts to their budgets in modern times. South Yorkshire Police has more trouble than most. It is struggling to rebuild a reputation tainted by the tragedy of Hillsborough and some of the worst crime figures in Britain. It is also struggling to keep the peace in some of its most difficult neighborhoods. In some parts of Sheffield, tension between the existing white and Asian communities and newly arrived Roma from Eastern Europe is threatening to boil over into violence. In...

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