February 13th 1950 was the dawn of the Cold War and off the west coast of Canada, U.S. bomber 075 is on a top secret mission. Deep inside the bomb bay weaponeer Ted Shire is arming a MK IV nuclear weapon when all of a sudden the mission goes terribly wrong. Without warning two of the bombers six engines erupt in flames, Shire does his best to secure the bomb but as they edge closer towards Canada'
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Have you ever wondered how a dictator actually goes about his daily business? or what it must be like to have the power of life or death over those you control, a figure which can be in the millions for some? What are the habits, the obsessions and the whims of these men, capable of subjecting an entire population to their own destructive madness? These questions are all raised in this film which
London, a cosmopolitan metropolis of 8 million inhabitants and home to the world renowned British Secret Service, who's sole purpose is to defend and protect the security and interests of the United Kingdom. For decades cunning games of espionage have been played out on the cities streets, assassinations, treason and betrayal. This film sets about entering the high stakes world of spying and we
With Russia in economic crisis and tensions simmering over Ukraine, the world now has its eyes on president Vladimir Putin. In this Frontline special we get the inside story into Putin's rise to power, with correspondent Gillian Findlay, investigating the shady allegations that have haunted Putin over the years.
The last week in parliament, in politics they call it "the killing season". Australian Labour Leader, Kim Beazley is about to be overthrown and this three part documentary series by Sarah Ferguson, is a gripping tale of how the Labour Party managed to come to power after suffering 11 long years of oppression within government to only later self destruct, losing it all. In this series we see, Ke
On August 9th 1974, Richard Milhous Nixon became the first president in the history of the United States to resign from office. His staff gathered in the Whitehouse to bid him farewell, as millions of Americans watched on television, some in sorrow and disbelief, others are glad to see him go. As president, Richard Nixon had accomplished great things, and had been reelected overwhelmingly, but he
Macedonia's government wants to rewrite the nations history, it's Albanian minority fear the consequences as ethnic tensions increase, opponents say the regime is using surveillance to suppress decent, stating that the government has been phone tapping thousands of civilians. In this episode of People & Power by Al Jazeera they ask just where exactly is this path leading the people, possible c
A political crisis in Yemen is treating to tear it apart, Northern rebels called the Houthis have taken the capital and are imposing their revolutionary agenda, this being said they now face fierce opposition to their rule from groups such as Al Qaeda. Their audacious bid for power has ignited sectarian hatred, its part of what many believe to be a proxy war in Yemen, between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Following the fall of the Baathist regime in 2003, Iraq has become a stranger to peace. In 2011, with rise in the conflict in neighbouring country Syria, coupled with the tension and insecure Iraqi government, a new group emerged by the name of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", previously a branch of Al-Qaeda. On the 29th of June 2014, the group proclaimed itself as the "Islamic State" under