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In Loving Memory

Road users pass them every day - sudden flashes of flowers tied to lampposts or lying by the side of the road. Across the UK roadside memorials have become the expected response when someone dies suddenly in a traffic collision. For friends and family the spot where these tributes are left becomes sacred; for others these shrines are an eyesore and a display that should be kept private. Yet behind each roadside memorial there is a story of personal...

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The Tribal Eye: Crooked Beak of Heaven

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. 2. "Crooked Beak of Heaven" On the native communities of the North West coast of...

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PT 2/5 Web Warriors

A hot summer afternoon in the northeast. Residents of New York and Toronto look forward to the weekend. No one could predict what is about to happen. In a matter of seconds, 50 million people simply fall off the grid. Phone lines and water systems fail, and thousands of people are trapped in elevators and subways. It is August 14th 2003, and the largest blackout in North American history causes 6 billion in damages. The official cause? Overgrown trees on power lines. But there's more to this story than troublesome trees. Just three days earlier on August 11th someone somewhere released...

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The Worst Christmas Jobs in History

Let's face it, there's always been plenty of extra work to be done at Christmas time. Be it late night shelf-stacking at your local mall, cramming this year's must-have items into valuable shop space in an effort to fuel the 'pile 'em high, sell 'em dear' festive shopping frenzy, or doing the night shift down the sorting office to help out the postie, it's a tradition for students, down-at-pocket teenagers and lonely housewives. But the seasonal labour market hasn't always been just about earning pin money and having a lark. Back in the olden days, folks had to work their fingers to the...

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League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

The NFL is undeniably one of Americas favorite sports / pastimes, but as of late it appears the league itself has become under assault from former players claiming that participating in this sport lead to them developing long-term brain injuries and that these were being covered up. In this two hour FRONTLINE documentary they ask the question, how much did the NFL know and when did it know? In a bid to get to uncover any attempts of covering injuries...

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Our War: The Lost Platoon

A first hand look into the operations of the Welsh Guards, 7th Platoon on their 2009 tour of Afghanistan. The 7th Platoon was stationed in one of the most dangerous areas of Helmand Province were allied forces where greatly overstretched which made firefights all that bit more intense. The harsh reality of war is revealed as we discover how 7th Platoon's commander Mark Evison lost his life and the events leading up to that...

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Discovering Deep Space

Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe. Young stars, black holes, even other forms of life. They have created a dazzling new set of super-telescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens. This film follows the men and women who are pushing the limits of science and engineering in some of the most extreme environments on earth. But most strikingly of all, no-one really knows what they will find out there. Not even drop-dead good looks and boyish enthusiasm could save Brian Cox from the first law of science...

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All the President’s Torturers

Brazil is set to host both the 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games and with abundant natural resources and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, one way or another Brazil is set to become a major player in the affairs of the 21st century. With an ambitious, progressive government, a population of around 193 million, now well established federal democratic structures and apparent political stability, many even see it as a global superpower in the making, perhaps even deserving of a permanent seat on the UN Security Council in the not too distant future. But...

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CIA Secret Experiments

It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the art of mind control. Psychiatrists at top academic institutions work under secret contract with the agency. Psychiatric patients, prisoners, even unwitting...

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