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Killer On The Run: David Bieber

It's Boxing Day, 2003 and much of Britain was quite as millions of people celebrated the Christmas holidays, but not everyone of course has time off. In Leads two police officers said goodbye to their families and went to work at Killingbeck police station, they were PC Neil Roper and by his side, his friend and colleague PC Ian Broadhurst. The two officers were expecting a relatively easy shift and no one could possibly have imagined what they were about to face. The officers were patrolling the east side of Leads, it was a journey that tok them down Dib Lane, a suburban street with a...

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Declassified: The Cuban Missile Crisis

One man wanted to win it all, the other had everything to loose, together their nuclear missiles brought the world to the edge of annihilation. In October of 1962 the island of Cuba became the centre of the world as Fidel Castro makes the case that the nuclear  missile bases and warheads are for defence, but for others such as the United States they are a deadly threat and for 15 days in 1962 the entire world was on edge as they asked the question is this a countdown to World War III? This film explores the declassified information which revealed truly how little each side understood of the...

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War on Whistleblowers

War on Whistleblowers is a 2013 documentary film made by Robert Greenwald and it highlights several recent cases where employees of the United States government and contractors such as Edward Snowden took steps to release or leak sensitive material in order to expose the fraud or abuse being carried out within the administration of government. Even with president Obama commuting to improving the governments overall transparency and giving hope that such whistleblowers would have increased protection by passing the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, this film reveals that, things have...

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On Death Row

In 2012 Oscar winning documentary film maker Werner Herzog released a new four part series entitled On Death Row, he dedicates each episode to a different individual currently on Death Row in the United States, focusing on a specific murder case each time. The four cases profiled are as follows: Douglas Feldman Joseph Garcia and George Rivas, members of the Texas Seven. (Not In Playlist) Hank Skinner, convicted of murdering a woman and her two sons. Linda Carty, convicted of murdering a woman and stealing her four-day-old child Each episode consists of Herzog, personally...

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Trouble at Tesco

The mighty Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, a giant which has fallen from grace. It's sales are down and it's also facing a criminal investigation into how it overstated it's profits. In this film from panorama they take a peek into the inner workings of one of the UK's most important businesses a reveal why profits tumbled and how Tesco turned the screw on the people who supplied them with products and why the person in charge of protecting those vert suppliers has had her hands tied by the government. Including an exclusive interview, with the very man who built Tesco into the 3rd...

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The Paedophile Next Door

Paedophile's it seems are everywhere in Britain today and almost every week a new child abuse or sex scandal breaks, predatory paedophiles operating at every level of society have abused our children with impunity, for over 50 years they have made a mockery of the elaborate policies put in place to protect our children and the well known cases, including the likes of Jimmy Saville are only the tip of the iceberg. According to Steve Humphries, who was one of the first to break the story of child abuse in the Catholic Church back in the early 90's, the system isn't working and in this film...

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Barber Shop City

The barber shop culture that resides within the 32 boroughs of London is extensively unique unto itself. On the streets of South London there are over 500 operating barber shops, open to business to thousands of people that awash that city everyday. Having adopted a large Caribbean influence in many of the boroughs, London is home to a large number of Jamaican owned establishments. These black barbershops often situated within the deep ethnic districts of the city have been providing a unique style to a vast number of clientele for decades and also during this time quickly came to...

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Lost Generation of Sudan

25 years ago the country of Sudan was on fire and due to the lack of media coverage almost no one knew what was happening, so the fire of genocide spread and burned for more than 15 years, claiming the lives of over 2 million people. Out of the ashes of war, came hope and after watching their parents die trying to protect them, many displaced children walked for years through dangers we cant imagine. To this day no one knows exactly how many of them were killed along the way but more than 20,000 escaped and the story of the lost boys of Sudan shocked the world, raising an important...

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The Joy of Mozart

Mozart, other worldly genius, childlike naif, divine gift from god, serene marble bust of transcendent perfection all of it is the stuff of myth and legend and in this film, Tom Service dives right into the life of Mozart in an attempt to try and rediscover the greatness and humanity of the living man in his moment. Mozart was a human being just like you and me except he could express the pain and pleasure, the joy and darkness of being human more completely and more humanly than any other composer. His music isn't merely perfect or beautiful, or genius, it's visceral,...

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