Psychology

The Lying Game: The Crimes That Fooled Britain

Ian Huntley, Stuart Hazell, Mitchell Quy and Karen Matthews are some of the notorious criminals of recent years, all convicted for different crimes but all with one thing in common, they all lied on camera about the crimes they themselves had committed. In this ITV special the lies of these criminals who managed to briefly fool Britain are put under the microscope whilst three of the nations top f

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The Lottery Liar

The Lottery Liar

This is the incredibly strange tale of Howard and his wife Kathy Walmsley, you see one day back in the late 90's Howard told Kathy a little lie, he claimed to have won an £8.9 million jackpot on the British National Lottery and Kathy believed him. As a result the two went on a shopping spree, buying fast cars, a dream home and a lifestyle fit for a multi-millionaire but it was all one big deceptio

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The Lobotomist

The Lobotomist

Early in the 20th Century, individuals who suffered from mental illness had little hope of recovery. Psychiatric medications had yet to be discovered, and the afflicted were often locked away in overcrowded asylums. In 1935 a radical new medical procedure, called a lobotomy, was being performed on the most severely mentally ill. Initially this form of brain surgery appeared to offer hope for patie

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The Human Mind

The Human Mind

In this three-part documentary, Robert Winston explores all aspects of the human mind - from how we learn, to how we're able to recognise faces and what makes one person 'click' with another. Episode 1: The first programme in the series uncovers what happens in our minds when we learn, remember and have original ideas. It explores what we can do to improve our ability to learn and manipulate

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The Cult Next Door

The Cult Next Door

Critically acclaimed director Vanessa Engle has spent the last three years putting this film together in order to expose the extraordinary tale of a bizarre cult which came to light back in 2013 after a sensational news story broke. It involved three women who emerged from a small flat located in Brixton, south London, after being held captive for decades. This cult can be traced back to the 19

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The Creative Brain How Insight Works

It is a feeling we all know, the moment when a light goes on in your head. In a sudden flash of inspiration, a new idea is born. Today, scientists are using some unusual techniques to try to work out how these moments of creativity - whether big, small or life-changing - come about. They have devised a series of puzzles and brainteasers to draw out our creative behavior, while the very latest neur

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The Bridge

The Bridge

Inspired by a New Yorker story, "Jumpers," written by Tad Friend, director Eric Steel decided to train cameras on the Golden Gate Bridge over the course of 2004 to capture the people who attempted to leap off the famed structure, the site of more suicides than anywhere else in the world. He also tracked down and interviewed the friends, family members, and eyewitnesses to further recreate the even

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The Brain: A Secret History

In a compelling and at times disturbing series, Dr Michael Mosley explores the brutal history of experimental psychology. Mosley embarks on three journeys to understand science’s last great frontier – the human mind – as he traces the history of the attempts to understand and manipulate the brain. Experiments on the human mind have led to profound insights into how our brain works – but have al

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