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History of World War II: Hiroshima

It was the defining moment of the 20th Century – the scientific, technological, military, and political gamble of the first atomic attack. This drama-documentary attempts to do what no other film has done before – to show what it is like to live through a nuclear explosion. Set in the three weeks from the test explosion in New Mexico to the dropping of the bomb, the action takes viewers into the

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The Ghostman of Skye

The Ghostman of Skye

The Isle of Skye is a place marked out not just by its rugged Scottish beauty, but also by an extraordinarily high number of reports of ghost experiences. Local crofters, churchmen and policemen are among the myriad witnesses who claim to have seen a ghostchild, a headless woman, a strange light, or the island’s most famous phantom – a ghost car that approaches before evaporating into the night.

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Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die

In a frank and personal documentary, author Sir Terry Pratchett considers how he might choose to end his life. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008, Terry wants to know whether he might be able to end his life before his disease takes over. Travelling to the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland, Terry witnesses first hand the procedures set out for assisted death, and confronts the point at which he wo

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Beautiful Sentence

Female prisoners experience the liberating effect of creative writing with the help of inspirational poet Leah Thorn. Poet Leah Thorn is writer-in-residence at HMP Bronzefield, a high security women’s prison in Middlesex. Through her workshops we meet a variety of women striving to find a voice through creative writing. Personal histories, emotions and inner conflicts are revealed through their

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Daredevils: The Human Spider Returns

Alain Robert is known to the world as The Human Spider and is arguably the most daring climber the world has ever seen. This film follows Alain over two years, bringing his story up to date with new, behind-the-scenes footage revealing his assault upon the one building that has eluded him time and again, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. Watch Alain as he takes on the 88-storey edifice with just h

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The Virgin Daughters

Cutting Edge explores the purity movement in America, where one girl in every six pledges to remain a virgin, or to save her first kiss, until her wedding day. Award-winning documentary-maker Jane Treays investigates whether this decision is made by the girls themselves or their parents, and follows a group of fathers and daughters as they prepare to attend a `purity ball’ in Colorado Springs,

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Rising Gulf

Rising Gulf

This Dutch documentary examines the silent revolution that is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (and the Gulf region in general) where Bedouin tents have been replaced by luxury and indulgence. While most of the world media’s Middle East focus has been portraying the region as a source of conflict, an incredible process of modernisation is taking place in the UAE, a process rarely seen befo

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Feltham Sings

Feltham Sings

This documentary is – without a shadow of a doubt – one of the most innovative and engrossing documentaries ever aired on British television. Set in Feltham Young Offenders Institution in the United Kingdom, both inmates and staff offer a glimpse into their life within the walls of the prison and – in the case of the prisoners – into their previous life outside. But instead of the documentary part

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California Dreaming

California is a strong brand, a land of dreams, movie stars, surfers and has a wonderful climate all year. But the state is practically bankrupt and the city of Los Angeles has no more cash. Public services are being scaled back and unemployment has been steadily increasing. But even in these dire financial times, feelings of entrepreneurship, optimism and a belief in America are stronger than eve

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