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Secrets of the Vatican

On 28 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by being the first pope to resign in 600 years. When the helicopter took him away he was leaving behind a bitterly divided Vatican and this FRONTLINE special explores the inside story of the events which undermined Benedict's papacy. It is a story of corruption and coverups, sexual scandal and abuse, of secrets and hypocrisy and a tale of

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Kid Criminals

Kid Criminals

At any one time in the United States there are over 70,000 children being held behind bars. Kid Criminals is a fascinating two part special produced by an award-winning Channel 4 team and in it we explore some of the toughest institutions responsible for housing these juvenile offenders. As we meet some of the child inmates, we quickly discover that some are responsible for committing the most

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The Jersey Shore of England

These days Liverpool is considered to be Britain's capital city of beauty. On average, there are six times more gyms, training salons and "cosmetic surgeons" than anywhere else in the country. Users of intravenous tanning solutions and steroids are now the most regular clients of the cities needle exchanges. This VICE special started filming in March of 2010 and was shot over a period of 10

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Meltdown: The Men Who Crashed The World

Meltdown is a four-part investigation into the orgy of greed and recklessness that drove the world into financial collapse back in 2008 and only now are the hard questions being asked, only now are the key players being held to account. In the first episode we hear from four men who are responsible for crashing the global economy. From a billionaire mortgage seller who managed to pull the wool

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The Anthropocene: The Age of Mankind

Humans have been trying to control nature for quite some time, and out influence has become more and more dramatic, in fact it is now so strong that following years of research and monitoring an international group of geologists are suggesting we introduce a new geological age, The Age of Mankind or rather "The Anthropocene". What awaits us in this new age? Through interviews with a geologist,

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The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK

Acid attacks have existed worldwide for as long as corrosive substances have been around but only in recent years have they become somewhat common place with a reported 1,800 attacks occuring in London since 2010, with a shocking 70% increase seen between the years 2015 and 2016. As the number of victims grows, the statistics are now revealing that Britain has the worst record in the developed

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Teenage Japanese Killers

In Japan, one of the most peaceful countries in the world times are now changing. A succession of horrific brutal murders have shocked the nation, murders not committed by hardened criminals or the secretive Japanese mafia but instead by middle class teenagers with no criminal record, they are just killing indiscriminately. This film sets out to explore the issue at hand, attempting to understa

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Deadliest Place To Deal

BBC reporter Livvy Haydock heads to the Philippines in South East Asia to investigate the worlds bloodiest war on drugs, it is here that the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, swept into power last June on a promise to clean up the country by any means necessary, this included ‘slaughtering’ drug dealers and users alike. Since the beginning of his presidency Duterte has been responsible f

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The Group

The Group

The Group is a feature length film and an attempt by filmmaker Bob Meehan to revisit his past in an effort to make sense of the 5 year journey he took through the world of adolescent drug abuse programs. The Group itself is one such network, created by Bob Meehan and operated by his son-in-law and protege Clint Stonebraker, its so called purpose was to help rehabilitate the youth but this docum

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