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Undercover Syria

Reporter Ramita Navai and producer Wael Dabbous spend two weeks living undercover in Syria with opposition movement members, who are determined to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. They meet protestors and victims of the military crackdowns, visiting makeshift hospitals set up in private homes by doctors risking their lives treating the injured.

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Destiny in Space

Destiny in Space

This eye-opening IMAX program is filmed from a satellite in outer space. From there, the viewer can see the space shuttle as it orbits the earth, and accompany the astronauts as they embark on the dangerous mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Then the satellite moves farther out, and travels to Mars and Venus, offering breathtaking shots of the two planets and their unusual features. Eve

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Surviving a Car Crash

Horizon meets the scientists working to make fatal car crashes a thing of the past. A remarkable fusion of mechanical engineering and biology promises to save countless lives across the world. The programme has exclusive access to the secretive world of the most advanced car crash tests. Horizon reveals how the latest advances in trauma medicine, psychology and even extreme sport are tran

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The World’s Worst Place to Be Gay?

Scott Mills travels to Uganda where the death penalty could soon be introduced for being gay. The gay Radio 1 DJ finds out what it’s like to live in a society which persecutes people like him and meets those who are leading the hate campaign.

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Secrets of Body Language

Delve into the science of non-verbal signals as this very visual and highly entertaining exposé reveals the hidden language in which 93% of human communication takes place. From President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and 2008 presidential hopefuls Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, see how both politicians and celebrities use the subtle movements of bod

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Aokigahara: Suicide Forest

The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only

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Vietnam in HD

Vietnam in HD

Emulating the formula that worked so successfully with its impressive "WWII in HD," the History Channel set its sights on a new generation of hero with "Vietnam in HD." All of the trademark production values are present including actual footage shot by soldiers in battle as well as high profile actors incorporated into dramatic vocal recreations. While all of the newly filmed material looks stella

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The Foreign Legion: Tougher Than The Rest

A documentary looking into the French Foreign Legion, long known as one of the most mysterious and secretive fighting forces in the world. Men from all over the world have left their pasts behind to start a new life as elite soldiers in the Foreign Legion. This film looks beyond the myths to portray the lives and experiences of the real Legionnaires.

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Behind The Light: Lighthouse Keepers

A short documentary exploring the lost way of life of British lighthouse keepers. As our world is increasingly automated, this isolated occupation has quietly disappeared from our coastlines, and this film records the stories of remarkable human nature before they too disappear.

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