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Broadmoor

Broadmoor is a word that makes people shiver, most people think that Broadmoor is a prison but in fact it is a high secure psychiatric hospital and home to some of the UK's most dangerous and violent prisoners. After five years of negotiation and for the very first time the hospital has allowed cameras in to meet the men who live behind these walls. With unprecedented access and filmed over a year this series reveals the secrets of life inside Britain's most notorious...

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The Iraq War

A few days after 9/11 Iraq's intelligence service received a secret message from a trusted emissary stating that America wanted to commit to the war on terror against Al-Qaeda. The deputy prime minster Tariq Aziz gave the order to tell America that Iraq would help fight Al-Qaeda. Saddam's answer was quite different as he felt that America wasn't the only country to suffer from terrorism and that the sanctions the UN apply to his country was a form of terror, killing far more in Iraq than died in 9/11. This film tells the inside story of a decade of war in Iraq, from the road to...

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Diplo: F10RIDA

The artist known as Diplo who is at this stage very well known for his club hits and experimental sound, has released this documentary which coincided with the release of his latest album "F10RIDA". If you don't already know of Diplo one such example of his work is the track he produced for M.I.A, "Paper Planes" back in 2008 which got to number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. F10RIDA itself is more like a homage to his breakout album "Florida" which was originally released in 2004. In this film however we learn a bit about the artist and the influences that helped shape his...

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Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey

We all think we know Audrey Hepburn, the ultimate style icon, the star of Breakfast at Tiffany's an oscar winner at just 24 and all this from a girl who never planned to become an actress. However beneath the success and glamour there is so much more to Audrey's story. In this BBC film Darcey Bussell sets off on a journey to find out more about the Audrey who has always inspired...

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H.H. Holmes: Murder Hotel

Back in 1995 an old antique collector happened to stumble upon a batch of old wax cylinder recordings that dated back a hundred years, as it turned out these recordings weren't of old tunes but rather one recording was the confession of a man known as H.H. Holmes made by a doctor days before Holmes was hanged for murder. This recording turned out to be a new clue into one of the most extraordinary yet interesting set of homicides in criminal history. In the late 1800's Holmes decided to turn his hotel into a sort of production line of murder, where he killed his patrons right up until two...

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The Defectors

In this Sky News special reporter Mark Stone meets up with several North Korean defectors in order to give them a chance to be heard and tell their story of how life once was for them living in the North. The testimony you will hear in this film is shocking, heartbreaking and continues to happen right now, stories of murder, slavery, torture, imprisonment and rape all of which is unparalleled in the modern world and recalled by those that survived...

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History of Swords

Since it's inception right up until the modern era the sword has always represented a sense of power and justice whilst influencing many significant moments throughout history. Today we can see many reminders of our sword fighting past, a man buttons his coat left over right which in turn leaves his right hand free to draw his sword, we shake hands to show we are not armed, a gentleman supports a lady by the right arm because his sword hangs on his left. This film by the history channel delves into the world of sword fighting and making of the sword...

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NASA: The Space Shuttle

With the idea being born in the midst of unsettled times, this idea somehow evolved into a feat of unexpected excellence, giving rise to one of the most complex machines ever built and with a mission no less extraordinary, transporting humans to and from space itself and helping to construct the International Space Station or ISS. Now however after completing nearly thirty years of flight it's legacy is one of unparalleled achievement, tragedy overcome and opportunity met. This is of course a film about the NASA Space Shuttle, narrated by...

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A Night At The Garden

New York City is the epicenter of the Hip-Hop world, before Hip-Hip became big business it was a uniting force, at it's inception Hip-Hip was not all about making a profit or getting your product sold but more about expression and a way of life which empowered those who embraced it. Hip-Hip originated in the Bronx in the 1970's, giving birth to it's golden era, the "Boom Bap" but this documentary by self taught filmmaker Connie Chavez sets about discovering what Hip-Hop has evolved into, question the politics involved and the industries methods of enslaving artists. Chavez meets...

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