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How Safe Are Our Planes?

150 people lost their lives recently, in one of the worst airline disasters of recent years. Andreas Lubitz is the Co-Piolit being held responsible for deliberately crashing the Germanwings Airbus 320 plane into the Alps, killing everyone on board. This Channel 4 documentary examines the crash and tries to find out more in regards to Lubitz and his reasoning for committing such a heinous act. It also raises the question, is air travel still the safest form of...

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The Poisoner’s Handbook

In 1922, 101 New Yorkers hanged themselves, 444 died in car accidents, 20 were crushed in elevators, there were 237 fatal shootings and 34 stabbings and that year 997 New Yorkers died of poisoning. In this film PBS takes us back through these grim statistics, explaining how in the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet would have been filled with poison, all easily purchased over the counter like any regular pain medication we see today, such as paracetamol. An example of such poisons found in everyday products were radioactive elements like radium, thallium and strong...

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Institutionalized: Mental Health Behind Bars

Vice News travels to Cook County Jail, located in Chicago, Illinois, which is the largest single site jail in America, it currently houses 9,000 inmates and it is estimated that 30% of these individuals have mental health illnesses, making it the largest mental health care provider in America today. This short documentary aims to examine the current state of such a mental health care system which is currently in pretty bad shape given budget cuts and a lack of community based resources. More often or not people are just being swept into the criminal justice system for low-level,...

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A Nation Divided? The Charlie Hebdo Aftermath

It was the attack that shocked the world, leaving 12 shot dead at a newspaper in Paris. After this attack on Charlie Hebdo, France now feels under assault from violent Jihadists. To investigate, British journalist and comedian Shaista Aziz travels to France in an attempt to understand where this sense of division is coming from, she meets up with some young Muslims who feel rejected by their country and members of far-right organisations who believe all foreigners should...

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The Secret World of Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a timeless classic and one of the most quoted books in English only preceded by the Bible and Shakespeare. To mark the books 150th anniversary this film explores it's extraordinary appeal and the life of the man who wrote it, the Reverend Charles Dodgson or better known as Lewis Carroll. Martha Kearney a radio broadcaster and journalist examines biographies of the author himself and of they girl who inspired his most famous creation, Alice...

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Forced Adoption In The UK

RT (Russia Today) recently released this film which shines a light on one of the more controversial issues faced by some parents in living in the United Kingdom today and thats forced adoption. The UK is one of only two European countries that allows for the state to force a child into adoption without the consent of a child's biological parents. Some families have had no other choice but to leave the UK seeking refuge in neighbouring countries such as Ireland.  Many human right activists have raised concerns about the fairness of such a system and the integrity of the social workers who...

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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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