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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 Brain: With David Eagleman

The most complex thing that we have discovered in the universe is the human brain and for the past 20 years American neuroscientist, Dr David Eagleman, has been attempting to understand how what happens in just three pounds of jello like material somehow becomes us. In a cubic centimeter of brain tissue there are as many connections as stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, what we feel, what matters t

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Impact! A Horizon Guide To Car Crashes

For most of our history, horseback was as fast as any human could hope to travel but then came along the industrial revolution which saw the birth of steam powered and internal combustion engines. Cars transformed our world they made travel easier, more accessible and faster than ever before. This speed however also brought danger with it and for more than 60 years Horizon and the BBC have repo

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Whats Wrong With Our Weather?

Over the last few years it has been clear to see that Britain's weather has become quite a bit more extreme, especially the winter season. The winter of 2014 was the wettest on record, with deadly storms battering Britain for months, causing misery for millions with many costal towns seeing a dramatic increase in flooding and before this there was a run of cold winters, record breaking temperature

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Which Universe Are We In?

There is an idea once thought to be so radical that just mentioning it was thought to be pure insanity, but now scientists from around the world are daring to believe that it is actually true. They think that our universe is not alone its just one of an infinite number of weird and wonderful worlds. Some where life is familiar, others where things turned out a little differently. Some of these

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Bletchley Park: Code-breaking’s Forgotten Genius

Gordon Welchman was a World War II codebreaking hero, without him the top secret German Enigma codes might never have been broken. The war as a result may have lasted a further two extra years and tens of thousands more would have died. Gordon Welchman should be famous, his contribution to the war was as great as Alan Turing's so why is it that we have never heard of him? Welchman was the archi

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Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield

Lying on the remote north west coast of England is one of the most secret places in the country. 65 years ago it helped make Britain a world superpower and within it's is material that could devastate life on this island and beyond, this is Sellafield. Costing around 2 billion pounds every year, its the most controversial nuclear facility in Britain. Nuclear physicist Jim Al-Khalili has been fa

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Dara O’Briain Meets Stephen Hawking

Sometimes when working in television like comedian Dara O'Briain, you get the opportunity to meet people you'd be unlikely to run into otherwise. In Dara's case he has arranged to meet up with his childhood hero, Stephen Hawking. Since Hawking released his book "A Brief History of Time" he has become not just the worlds most famous scientist, but a full on pop culture icon. Far beyond the world

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Inside The Monkey Lab

In this film, Vice News has managed to gain rare access to a nonprofit laboratory located in the Netherlands, the sole purpose of which is to tests some of the worlds most deadly viruses and diseases on live monkeys in order to gain insight into how they can affect the body of these primates. The facility itself is called the Biomedical Primate Research Centre or BPRC and they are allowing Vice Ne

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