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Michaella, Peru and the Drugs Run

Last June a young Tyrone women left Ireland looking for adventure. Twenty year old Michaella Mccollum had never been on a plane before she flew out to Ibiza, she was a promotions girl who told her family she was going to work as a dancer but after 5 weeks on the party island she disappeared. Michaella turned up 6000 miles away alongside a young Scottish women her family had never heard of before, both had been accused of being drug mules. Michaella now faces serving 6 years in jail and has become the poster girl for everything associated with 21st century drugs culture. This is her...

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The Fantastical World of Hormones

Theres a mysterious set of chemicals that flow through every part of our bodies, they can rule our lives and shape our destinies, they turn children into adults, they govern our appetites and they even affect our passions. They are called hormones and they are fundamental in making us who we are. In this film professor John Wass tells the wonderful and often weird story of how hormones were...

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Greatest World Cup Goals

Matt Smith counts down the 50 greatest World Cup goals ever scored. Will Diego Maradona's brilliant solo goal against England in 1986 get the vote as the best ever goal? Various journalists and pundits give their...

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Murder, Mayhem, and Meditation

With America now locking up more people than any other country on earth, their prison population now amounts to 20 percent of the total prison population on Earth even though only having 5 percent of the actual population. This is a direct result of the though on crime mindset politicians such as Ronald Reagan enforced over the last three decades and contributed to an unsustainable number of people being incarcerated. New court rulings have declared overcrowded prisons to be unconstitutional and is forcing prisons to let prisoners back out on the streets. VICE News was granted rare...

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Stephen Fry And The Great American Oil Spill

Stephen Fry loves Louisiana. Four months after the BP oil spill, dubbed the worst ecological disaster in the history of America, Fry returns to the Deep South together with zoologist Mark Carwardine, to see what the impact has been on the people, the vast wetlands and the species that live there. What they find both surprises and divides the travelling...

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Normandy ’44: The Battle Beyond D-Day

To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, historian James Holland takes us through the depths of the operation, the brutal 77 day Battle for Normandy that came after the initial invasion. Holland challenges some of the myths that come to surround this vital campaign, arguing that we have become all too comfortable in our understanding of these events. As veterans gather to relive one of the turning points of the Second World War, historian James Holland moves beyond the D-Day beaches to reassess the brutal 77-day Battle for Normandy that followed the invasion. This story is about the...

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The French Revolution: Tearing Up History

A journey through the dramatic and destructive years of the French Revolution, telling its history in a way not seen before - through the extraordinary story of its art. Our guide through this turbulent decade is the constantly surprising Dr Richard Clay, an art historian who has spent his life decoding the symbols of power and...

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A License To Murder

This BBC Special is the result of 13 years of research into unrivaled access of secret papers and sources in regards to the actions of the British Army's secret operations carried out throughout the troubles seen in Northern Ireland. The Army stands accused of helping known killers from loyalist gangs such as the UDA, target members of the IRA. The British intelligent services aimed to infiltrate loyalist gangs and provide agents with "accurate" information in regards to the identity of IRA targets, in turn directly influencing the actions of loyalist death...

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Spice Girls: Giving You Everything

Spice Girls were the first major British pop music phenomenon of the mid-'90s to not have a debt to independent pop/rock. Instead, the all-female quintet derived from the dance-pop tradition that made Take That the most popular British group of the early '90s, but there was one crucial difference. Spice Girls used dance-pop as a musical base, but they infused the music with a fiercely independent, feminist stance that was equal parts Madonna, post-riot girl alternative rock feminism, and a co-opting of the good-times-all-the-time stance of England's new lad culture. Their proud, all-girl...

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