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The Meth Epidemic

The Meth Epidemic

The drug which started out as a fad back in the 1970's amongst the motorcycle gang subculture has now spread right across the United States, it is known by many names, Speed, Meth, Glass, etc. Despite the governments best efforts to crack down on it, methamphetamine has become far more destructive now than at any other point in the last decade. This film is an investigation into the drug and th

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Sport Life Stories: Chris Eubank

British boxing legend Chris Eubank sits down with and speaks to award-winning TV journalist Gabriel Clarke about his life in sport and the legacy in which he left behind once retiring. From his early life growing up on the streets of Peckham to defending his world title 18 times we learn about what it takes to be Mr. Eubank. This film also focuses on the iconic and in one case tragic fights aga

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Hidden Killers, The Post-War Home

The shadow of World War II loomed long, there was a desperate need to rebuild bomb damaged towns and cities because above all people wanted a safe place to live and to bring up their families. In the 1950's the government was under pressure to build new homes and as such started an ambitious building program, the time to look forward had come at last and the British wanted everything around the

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Avon Barksdale Story: The Legends Of The Unwired

Most people are or at least should be familiar with the HBO television series "The Wire", but not everyone will be fully aware of the fact that the television series and the people portrayed in it were mostly based on real gangsters from Baltimore. Legends Of The Unwired is the first film to shine a light on this fact and reveal the true people that the characters of The Wire were based on. Fro

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Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

A BBC Storyville special which sets out to take a deep look into the now infamous black market website known as the Silk Road which came into existance back in 2011. Coined the 'Amazon of illegal drugs' the Silk Road was the brainchild of a mysterious, libertarian who went under the moniker of The Dread Pirate Roberts. With the promise of providing his users with complete anonymity and total freed

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The Seven Ages of Elvis

When considering all of the greats it is hard to think of anyone in music or pop culture that is quite as iconic as Elvis Presley. We are now forty years on from his death and this film examines the legacy of the King himself whilst using Shakespeare's 'Seven Ages of Man' framework. Looking at Presley's life act by act starting out with his childhood in the Deep South of America, right through

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Domestic Servants: Domestic Slaves

In Asia and the Middle East there is said to be more than 15 million women working as servants in private households, the working conditions for many of these women is said to be comparable to slavery. Many of whom have been recruited by shady employment agencies who ignore reports of or perhaps themselves exploit, mistreat or even sexually abuse their workforce. It is estimated that around 45

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Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life And Death Of A Champion

Sonny Liston can be described as a tragic figure, someone who reached for the sky above from the mud below but couldn't really handle it once he got there. Having literally been run out of three cities by the police, he brought a true aura of destruction and menace into the gym and into the ring. Although never really seeming to be interested in bettering himself, Liston appeared to be content

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Secrets of the Vatican

On 28 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by being the first pope to resign in 600 years. When the helicopter took him away he was leaving behind a bitterly divided Vatican and this FRONTLINE special explores the inside story of the events which undermined Benedict's papacy. It is a story of corruption and coverups, sexual scandal and abuse, of secrets and hypocrisy and a tale of

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