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Wonders of the Universe: Destiny

Destiny Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox steps boldly on to an even bigger stage – the universe. Who are we? Where do we come from? For thousands of years humanity has turned to religion and myth for answers to these enduring questions. But in this series, Brian presents a different set of answers – answers provided by science. In this episode, Brian se

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Justice: A Cross The Universe

Extraordinary things always happen when unexpected. During the 18 months Justice spent touring, "extraordinary" didn't necessarily mean "amazing", or "great", (though it sometimes did) but "surreal", "weird", "horrendous", "fascinating", "paranormal", etc. To cut a long story short, it means that without anyone to film you twenty-four/seven, no one will believe or get the essence of every moment y

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The Dark Side of Chocolate

While we enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is strikingly different for African children. In 2001 consumers around the world were outraged to discover that child labor and slavery, trafficking, and other abuses existed on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast, a country that produces nearly half the world’s cocoa. An avalanche of negative publicity and consumer demands for answers and solut

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Are We Still Evolving?

Dr Alice Roberts asks one of the great questions about our species: are we still evolving? There’s no doubt that we’re a product of millions of years of evolution. But thanks to modern technology and medicine, did we escape Darwin’s law of the survival of the fittest? Alice follows a trail of clues from ancient human bones, to studies of remarkable people living in the most inhospitable p

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How the States Got Their Shapes

Every line on the U.S. map tells a story. Every border reflects their history – their struggles for independence, their internal conflicts over states rights and slavery, their westward expansion, and the mastery of their natural resources. They are so familiar with the map of United States, but do they know why their states look the way they do? Every shape on the map tells a great story about t

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The Life And Crimes of Citizen Ming

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan is an Irish politician and social campaigner. He began his political career running unsuccessfully as an independent candidate in the Galway West constituency in 1997, and went on to contest the Connaught Ulster constituency in the European elections of 1999 and the Longford-Roscommon constituency in the 2002 Dáil election. On none of these occasions did he reach two per cent

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The Rockefellers

For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America–associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. By the end of his life, Rockefeller had given away half his fortune–but even his vast philanthropy could not erase the memory of his predatory business practices. His only son, John D. Rockefeller Jr., would dedicate his life to recasting the family image. In the qu

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EP2/3 The Last Nazis

Most Wanted Most Wanted documents the journey of two young filmmakers who gain access, for the very first time, to some of the most wanted Nazi war criminals still alive in an attempt to discover how their wartime actions have shaped their lives forever.  

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