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EP5/6 How TV Ruined Your Life

Progress From the moon landings to Blake’s 7 to CSI: Miami, Charlie Brooker argues that television has warped our relationship with technology. Warning: this episode contains a computerised Simon Cowell and a lady in a silver...

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Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he sets out across the Arctic in order to deploy several cameras, specifically designed to capture time-lapse footage with the goal of documenting how the landscape is changing over time due to the rapid melting of the world's...

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Adams: Gerry Adams

A documentary about Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams remains one of Europe's most controversial political figures. This documentary charts his journey through the peace process, following Adams at home and abroad, and featuring contributions from various public figures including Tony...

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The Tribal Eye: Woven Gardens

The Tribal Eye is a seven-part BBC documentary series on the subject of Tribal art, written and presented by David Attenborough. It was first transmitted in 1975. 5. "Woven Gardens" A wonderful combination of beauty, function and tradition, the rugs of the Gashqai Nomads of Iran perfectly mirror their lives. Wool is gathered from sheep, goats and camels. Dyes are made from juices of plants along their caravan routes. Then the jogging of the pack animals, bearing the looms with unfinished rugs, gives the weave its beautiful irregularity. And they are used against the cold, the wind,...

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The Prisoner or How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair

The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair represents a follow-up to husband-and-wife filmmaking team Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein’s critically-worshipped, defiantly nonpartisan documentary Gunner Palace (2004), on the day-to-day of American soldiers stationed on the Iraqi front. In that earlier picture, Tucker and Epperlein stumble across Yunis Khatayer Abbas, a Middle Eastern man who merely confesses, “I am a journalist,” before American soldiers drag him off to incarceration. The Tuckers reconnected with Abbas at a later point, and disinter his backstory in this film....

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A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY

In this amazing HBO special we see the critically acclaimed actor and FDNY veteran Steve Buscemi explore one of the worlds most demanding fire departments. Along side other such veterans, Buscemi explains through a number of interviews, what life is like to work as a New York City Firefighter, having himself worked for four years, serving on FDNY's Engine Co. 55 in Manhattan's Little Italy. Using never before seen archival footage we get firsthand accounts from the hero's who protect the residents of New York on a daily...

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Champions Forever

Five champions together for the last time! Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton. For more than twenty years, these kings of boxing ruled the ring as they passed the world heavyweight title from one to the other. Now, for the first time, see them all come face to face--gloves off--in an unprecedented video event, hosted by Reggie Jackson. In "Champions Forever," you'll discover the real men behind the legends, uncover the hidden anguish and secret passions that drove them to greatness. Hear them talk about themselves--and each other--with surprising candor....

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Predators in Your Backyard

Across the world scientists are releasing predators, nature’s ultimate killers, close to where people live. In Florida, a new population of panthers, feared as ambush predators, have been released near to the busy town of Naples. In the Italian Alps, bears have been reintroduced after they became virtually extinct, and now try to get into people’s homes in the middle of the night. And in Yellowstone National Park, wolves have been brought back 70 years after they were exterminated. Horizon meets the scientists behind this radical scheme, and the people who now have to share their...

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PT2 Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon

Ross Kemp - Battle For The Amazon will look into the socio-economic and environmental pressures facing the Amazon regions of Brazil and Ecuador. The shows will explore the legacy of devastation created by a burgeoning global desire for energy, food and mineral resources. ROSS KEMP comments: "While filming in Nigeria last year, I saw first-hand how much man's greed has cost the environment. By traveling to the Amazon, we hope to highlight some of the well-known and lesser-known causes of deforestation. I am no environmentalist, but no species has interfered with the earth's temperature in...

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