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America Before Columbus

America Before Columbus

Summer 1492, after three months at sea The Santa María, The Pinta and The Niña anchor off the Bahamas, and with this Europe has found the Americas, next comes conquest and colonisation by settlers who remake America in their image. They advance and they destroy, but there is another story about the animals and the plants they bring here and the natural treasures they find here and how the Ameri

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Prison: From the Inside

A two-part BBC documentary series which delves into the stories which lie behind the crimes of several men and women serving time in Northern Ireland's prisons. Through a number of intimate interviews with the inmates themselves and those working in the prisons we come to better understand the environment as a whole and reasons people have found themselves in such a place. Phil Wragg, the Direc

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The Fight for Mosul

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The Fight for Mosul

Back In October 2016, an elite team of Iraqi Special Forces were sent directly to the frontline against ISIS with only one objective, to reclaim Mosul and eradicate the remaining ISIS fighters. It marked the beginning of what would quickly become a brutal battle of attrition that would last nearly nine months. Filmed over the course of their deployment, this documentary follows the experiences

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Witches: A Century of Murder

This is the story of the British Isles, four hundred years ago, where mass trials and executions erupted across the country and the reasoning behind this chaos and violence boiled down to witches. Back then the people were convinced that they sank ships, brought famine and disease, murdered and maimed because it was believed that these witches worked for Satan. It sounds like something straight

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America in Color: The 1920s

This is the story of America, seen in color for the first time and it's the roaring 20's, the country is flourishing and the economy isn't the only thing roaring. Henry Ford ignites the auto industry, radio unifies the nation, Charles Lindbergh ushers in the era of aviation, Americans are celebrating good times but the progress also brings peril. Prohibition makes Al Capone a celebrity gangster

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Writer Michael Bracewell presents an unusual and provocative look at the life and legacy of Oscar Wilde, the controversial Irish-born writer. Michael sets out to rescue him from the dangers of respectability byportraying him as an inspiration to generations of rockers and artists. Contributors include Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys, playwright Tom Stoppard, actor Stephen Fry, and guest appea

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Squaddies On The Frontline

Squaddies on the Frontline sets out to explain what life was like for the British troops who were deployed during the Northern Ireland conflict, it is a tale told through the eyes of ordinary men and women who fought on the streets of Northern Ireland in 'Operation Banner'. An operation which spanned nearly 40 years, from 1969 to 2007. Throughout this time a total of over a quarter of a million

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Hunt For The Unabomber

Inside a primitive cabin located in Lincoln, Montana, one man declared war on the world, provoking the greatest manhunt in the history of the United States. From 1978 to 1996 he created explosive devices, destroyed lives and threatened a nation, how was it that one man managed to evade capture for almost two decades? Nobody in their right mind expected to find a man who had a PhD in mathematics

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Football Beasts

This is a tale of the age old hooliganism which has surrounded the sport of football for decades, these are the people who relish in the violence and formulate plans of attack weeks in advance of match day. In some parts of the world there are some fundamental rules which must be followed, but in more 'old school' countries there is little room for rules. The individuals who represent their fir

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