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The Politics of Food: Smokies

In the UK there is a lot of cultural diversity and most of these people try access the food which is traditional to them but often those foods and the ingredients that go into these dishes can be illegal to buy. Smokies are no different, they are a traditional food to some West African countries but in the UK they are illegal to produce and sell. This has been the case throughout Europe since 1987 when they were outlawed. The term Smokie referees to the way the meat is prepared, a sheep or goat is sheered, hung up and then blow torched with its skin and innards left in tact, when it's sold...

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Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

Well before actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford made them famous on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dazzled many Americans with tales of infamy spanning both coasts.  Their escapade's took place primarily around the 1890's, were by they robbed banks and trains throughout the West. After their crime spree these two seemingly vanished into thin air, becoming national news and the stuff of legends but who exactly Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh? This film attempts to unravel the myths in order to get to the truth behind these...

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Hitler’s Right Hand Man: Hermann Göring

Hermann Göring was Hitlers right hand man who after World War II was convicted in the Nuremberg trials of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He was sentenced to death by hanging but before this sentence was carried out he chose to take his own life by ingesting cyanide the night before his execution was meant to take place. This film sets to tell his...

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Secrets of the Tower of London

The Tower of London a royal palace and mighty fortress, infamous prison, place of execution and torture. With unprecedented access this film goes deep into the archives to uncover extraordinary relics and rituals hidden for centuries unraveling the secrets of one of Britain's most iconic...

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Einstein

I'm typically not a big fan of History Channel documentaries but I believe this one in particular to be somewhat of a higher quality, it focuses on Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds that ever lived and in particular his early years and sometimes overlooked crucial years between his publications. Through interviews with some of todays brightest minds this film gives a great insight into the brilliance of Einstein, exploring the theory of generalized relativity, the nature of gravity and the famous equation...

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Pol Pot

In the early 1970's a single minded revolutionary lay concealed in the Cambodian jungle. As American bombs exploded around him he remained obsessed with his secret plan to destroy his own culture in the name of utopia. In building his perfect society his regime reeked of chaos, 2 million people died nearly one in every four Cambodians. This is the story of how Pol Pot gained power and the atrocities he committed once he got...

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Ebola: The Search for a Cure

Nobody really knows where the Ebola virus comes from but whats even scarier is the fact that his recent outbreak is the worst Ebola epidemic the world has ever seen, with the current death toll claiming more lives than all previous outbreaks combined. Efforts to contain the virus appear to be failing, but there is hope. In this episode of Horizon we meet the medics on the frontline and follows the scientists racing to find a cure for one of the most dangerous killers on Earth. This is an extraordinary story of bravery and determination against a deadly enemy.   The Ebola virus....

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Hitler of The Andes

In April of 1945 Hitler was now beyond doubt, the most wanted man in Europe, dead or alive the victorious Allies needed to see his body, in the dock or in the grave but in the chaos of war proof that the dictator had died appeared elusive. Questions were asked regarding his death or possible escape from Germany. This doubt grew into mystery which attracted spies, scientists and historians from all over America, Russia and Britain. Recently declassified documents reveal that it spawned the birth of the FBI's most incredible manhunt, searching for the dictator from the subways of the Bronx to...

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Blood Diamond

Diamonds, timeless, beautiful, symbols of love, they come in different colors, shapes and sizes their value measured by carat, cut and clarity. They are the worlds most precious gem but in west and central Africa their cost has been greater than anyone could have imagined. These diamonds have been used to fund wars and have been linked to terrorist organizations. It is a story few know, it is the story of blood...

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