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Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity

Here is Louis Theroux latest documentary which is two parts and see's him immerse himself in the world of mental health by paying a visit to Ohio's maximum security state psychiatric hospitals and meeting people who are there for committing crimes, some of which were horrifically violent in nature carried out whilst in the grip of severe mental illness. Within the first 2 minutes of watching we encounter a man by the name of Jonatan, who openly discusses the reason he is in such a facility, for cutting his own fathers throat. How Louis manages to disarm those he interviews and leave them...

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Tom Felton Meets the Superfans

From Beatle mania to Beliebers, behind every success story there is an army of fans, most just want to show their appreciation, some take it further to prove their dedication but there is an elite group who go above and beyond the rest, they push the boundaries and walk the line between keen interest and life changing obsession, but why? In this BBC film Tom Felton, who played the villainous Draco Malfoy in the massively successful movie franchise Harry Potter, meets up with some of these superfans, to have a go himself in order to get a better understanding of what drives people to...

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The Tribe In The Picture

In May of 2008 a picture was released from the Brazilian capital to Survival International, it was quickly picked up by the world media and caught the publics imagination. Taken in the remote part of the Brazilian Amazon, it shows naked painted figures firing arrows at a passing plane. Who are they, why are they their and why was the picture that claims there are un-contacted tribes in the Amazon dismissed as a hoax? This is the story of a dangerous story deep into a vast expansive forest to find out more about the tribe in the picture. Richard Warman, veteran producers of many films about...

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Not Muslim, Not Christian, Not Silent

The coastal district of Thanet, Kent, located in the south-east corner of the country has been known to represent a perception of diversity between the seaside town retreat and an area run into social exclusion and British poverty, currently in the mist of a heated, controversial, borderline novelty electoral race, overpowered by the mixed perceptions from a candidate and party UKIP, lead by a national household name and political figure, Nigel Farage. However an apposing party which has come to the attention of the local media was shrouded in appealing and slightly perplexed element of...

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ANTS: Nature’s Secret Power

Every ant hill is a secret society, one of millions spread across the globe, for millions of years ant have been transmitting clandestine messages and following invisible trails. Only now are we truly coming to understand them, to crack their secret codes. Bert Holldobler studies miniature cities of ants in his laboratory and he has dedicated his life to uncovering the secret world of these aliens. It is certainly true that up close ants do look alien, they can support 100 times their own weight, stand upside down on glass, consume vast amounts of food and run huge distances. Each ant is a...

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eSPORTS

With hundreds of millions of hardcore gamers and thousands of global tournaments each year, computer games are now well on their way to becoming the worlds biggest sports and at the centre of everything is a whole new bread of celebrity, the eSports superstar. The best players have left their bedrooms to compete in some of the worlds biggest stadiums, offered athletic visas and sports scholarships, athletes play up to 18 hours a day in dedicated gaming houses, always under the watchful eyes of their agents and coaches. For those that work hard and keep their heads together real fame and...

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Ripley: Believe it or Not

Robert Ripley had an obsession for the odd and a keen eye for the curious, this interest made him one of the most successful men in America at a time when things were so bad, during the Great Depression. In just over three decades, Ripley's "Believe It or Not!" franchise having a humble start featuring in newspapers and radio took off and grew into an entertainment empire, dominating not only newspapers and radio but film and television. His fellow countrymen couldn't get enough of the bizarre he offered and were also very interested in Ripley as a person, having become an unlikely...

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Russian Grave Diggers

During World War 2 thousands of soldiers lost their lives on the border of Germany and Russia and many of these bodies were never recovered. Due to this fact there is now a group known as the "Black Diggers" who make it their mission to illegally dig up the lost remains of German and Russian soldiers in order to sell any military artefacts they happen come...

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TRADER: The Documentary

Paul Tudor Jones is the founder of Tudor Investment Corporation, a private management company and hedge fund. As of March of last year (2014) Forbes Magazine ranked him as the 108th richest American with a net worth of $4.3 billion, this figure also makes him the 345th richest in the world. This film was originally released in November of 1987 on public TV but is quite rare as Jones for some reason requested it to be removed from circulation in 1990, it shows Jones accurately predicting the stock crash of the same...

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