Category “Society”

Gay, Married and Legal

With gay marriage becoming legal in England and Wales, the BBC follow a gay couple, John Coffey and Bernardo Marti as they become the first gay couple to get married legally in the UK. On the road to marriage this film reflects upon the dark history of...

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Trouble on the Estate

BBC's Panorama visits a housing estate in Shadsworth, Blackburn in an attempt to understand what it is like to live in one of Britain's poorest areas. This programme follows the families and children living there along with the police who have been tasked with dealing with the areas anti social behavior and drug...

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The Revolution That Shook The World

As Russia and the West square up to each other over Ukraine, Paul Kenyon presents this special report from inside the flashpoint military bases of Crimea as they are surrounded by Russian troops. He gains exclusive access to Ukrainian soldiers and commanders preparing for possible conflict and, using previously un-broadcast footage, examines the shooting of nearly a hundred protestors in Kiev, an act that led to a revolution and could intensify old, Cold War...

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Air France Flight 447 Crash

Air France Flight 447 was an international, long haul flight departing from Rio de Janeiro, heading towards Paris. On the 1st of June 2009 the flight crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. All passengers and crew members on board were killed. The flights black box was not recovered for almost two years, May 2011. This is the story of that flight and what went...

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The Secret Life of Mary Poppins

In 1964 the Disney film "Mary Poppins" was released to world wide acclaim, the film told of a magical world where chimney sweeps are happier than bankers, where you can jump into living pictures on the pavement, it made an international star of Julie Andrews overnight and it changed forever what our concept of a nanny is or should be. One person however hated the cheery tone of the film, this was the author of the books, PL...

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Reggie Yates’s Extreme South Africa

South Africa, the continents biggest success story and one of the most stunning countries in the world, but this country has a very dark past. For over a century a white supremacist government controlled the nation and brutally oppressed black people. This system of racial separation was known as apartheid and was only abolished 1994 when Nelson Mandela and the AMC came to power. Poverty is still very much widespread here but today people are talking about a new underclass of people emerging, its not black people but...

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Only Human: Make Me Normal

Make me normal, is a documentary that follows several children and teenagers with Autism and Aspergers syndrome all of whom attend a special school in the UK. Its an eye opening glimpse into the world of those who have such conditions and how they perceive the world around...

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CRACKHOUSE

CRACKHOUSE is a "Real Life" documentary by the BBC where ex-crack cocaine user Carl John or 'CJ' revisits his home town in Liverpool to get back in touch with some old friends who are all now addicted to the drug themselves. This unique film gives us a great insight into the day in a life of a crack addict, we are faced with prostitution and shoplifting as a means of getting by in this seedy way of...

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Winged Seduction: Birds Of Paradise

Tim Laman a photographer for National Geographic and ornithologist Ed Scholes have been traveling to some of the most remote jungles the world has to offer in search of observing and photographing all 39 species of tropical bird. This particular group of birds are entitled as the "Birds of Paradise" and can be found in some of the last truly wild locations of New...

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