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The Rocky Saga

It was the longest of long shots, a low budget boxing movie with a no name star. From a script written in an everyday spiral notebook but against all odds, it became an instant hit that went on to win oscars and made way for one of the biggest movie franchisees of all time. Not just a hero but an icon, Rocky was a symbol of hearth and hope, a no luck down and out who inspired millions around the globe but behind the scenes the making of Rocky and the entire series was a saga as unpredictable and tumultuous as the films themselves. Sylvester Stallone, It's hero and creator , one a unknown...

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Tourettes: I Swear I Can’t Help It

John Davidson has a neurological condition known as Tourette Syndrome, its not known what triggers Tourettes but in it's most severe form it causes violent body movements and outbursts of obscene language. In 1988 at the age of sixteen, John featured in a documentary at a time when Tourettes was a little known condition. In 2002, aged 30 he appeared in another documentary, where the crew caught up with him and his continual struggle with Tourettes. There is still no cure but again 7 years on, this film revisits John for a third time to see has our increased understanding and expectance...

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Elliot Rodger: The Virgin Killer

Friday May 23rd 2014, a night of horror in the small west coast community of Isla Vista, using a knife, machetes and three semi-automatic hand guns, Eliot Rodger goes on a hate filled killing spree. This spree resulted in six people being murdered and left many injured before Rodger eventually turned one of the guns on himself. Rodger had planned what he called his "Day of Retribution" with great care over many months and this documentary film by Channel 4 attempts to get a better understanding of his thought process by analysing the videos and manifesto he uploaded before committing this...

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ISIS: “Islamic” Extremism?

Radicalism in many forms has made significant inroads within several countries located around the world, in particular Iraq and Syria in the last few years. Such groups that pose a threat here are known as Muslim extremists, and they directly challenge the idea of Islam and are a threat to humanity in the areas which they dominate. In this journey Mojtaba Masood will be examining modern day extremism in an attempt to try and find out more about the driving forces found behind such terror groups...

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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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