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Life After Suicide

Angela Samata lived an ordinary life with all of the normal worries and dreams that we all deal with, that was up until one night 11 years ago when everything changed. Angela came home to find that the man she loved and the father of their two boys had taken his own life. Since that day she has been learning what it means to loose someone you love to suicide and why its a very different type of grief to any other. Now Angela is going on a journey around Britain to meet people like herself, who faced a similar loss in an attempt to break down some of the stigma and fear that exists around...

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Meth and Madness In Mexico

All over the world hundreds of thousands of people are fighting a hidden war, the outcome of which could affect us all, its the war against drugs. Despite a world wide crackdown drug use continues to rise, so BBC reporter Stacey Dooley is travelling across three continents to investigate the newest drugs on the market, asking questions such as, who is really behind the narcotic trades and what are the authorities doing to stamp it out? In South Africa Dooley discovers a stronger strain of Cannabis being smuggled into Britain and in Cambodia she goes on the trail of the production of...

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1929: The Great Crash

In 1929 years of booming prosperity ended in catastrophe, it was the biggest stock market crash since record began. First time investors borrowed huge amounts of money to speculate with on the market. This lead to the market breaking very sharply, wiping out a lot of people with it, later thousands of banks failed, millions lost everything. The crash was followed by a depression that spread across the world, lasting for a decade and was a prelude to war. This is the story of a financial disaster that we hopped would never happen...

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Untold Stories of World War II

In a century riddled with unrest, World War II remains the epic tale. An event of unparalleled impact, even now we are uncovering new information about secret weapons and villainous tactics, about extraordinary heroism and boundless shame, about a time where one life or one bullet or one bomb separated infamy and glory, defeat and victory, tyranny and freedom. These are the untold stories of World War...

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India’s Daughter

On the 16th of December 2012, at around 8:30pm a 23 year old medical student was on her way home from a movie with a male friend. The couple boarded a private bus which was going their direction, her friend was badly beaten and she was dragged to the back of the bus, where she was gang raped by six men as the bus drove round and round the highways. According to the latest government figures a women is raped in India every 20 minutes, but most of these are unreported. This particular rape however, lead to unprecedented protests erupting across India. The silence has been broken. The...

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Don King, Unauthorized

If Don King were a city he would be Las Vegas, flamboyant, awake 24 hours a day, driven by money, routed in gambling and the mob. In March of 1991 reporter John Newfield went to Vegas searching for Don King, the man himself is bigger than boxing, he is a cultural phenomenon, he's been on the cover of just about every national magazine and Newfields purpose was to get beneath the electrified hair and mesmerising personality, but after asking Don King his first question he exploded in anger. The public may see him as a benign rouge but his roots go back to a violent past in Cleveland, Ohio...

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Strangeways: Britain’s Toughest Prison Riot

Twenty-five years ago nearly 2,000 inmates broke out of their cells and took over strangeways prison in Manchester, the worlds media caught every moment of the rooftop siege, but what made strangeways remarkable was that cameras has already captured the brutal conditions that existed inside the prison, a stark warning of what was to come. When this hidden world finally erupted men died and hundreds were injured. Now for the first time the riot leaders, the inmates who followed them and the prison officers who fought them take us inside Britain's toughest prison...

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Millionaire Basement Wars

The super-rich are beginning to take full advantage of their properties located within the hearth of London, maximising their value by building downwards, tearing up the ground and creating mega basements or 'iceberg homes' as they are called. Over the last ten years central London has seen an estimated 2000 new basements being dug, much of which are being built to house private cinemas, swimming pools, beauty parlours, squash courts, wine cellars and servants' quarters. Some take close to three years to complete and once built many just lie dormant as the owner's rarely visit. Life for...

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Gangs of Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and the capital of the Western Cape province, 20 years after apartheid it is still of the most unequal cities in the world. The wealthier Cape Town residents live close to the city centre were as the poor mostly live in the cape flats, an expansive are situated to the south east of Cape Town. This segregation by income is paralleled with racial segregation, it is mostly the Coloureds and Black Africans that live in the Cape Flats, but it wasn't always like this. Prior to the 3 decades of white rule it used to be a fairly united city with...

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