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The Fires That Foretold Grenfell

A 60 minute special from BBC TWO which revisits the haunting tales of five fires that foretold the Grenfell disaster. For those unaware of this tragedy it was a fire which broke out on 14 June 2017 in the 24 story Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London. The blaze caused 72 deaths and more than 70 others were injured, 223 people were lucky enough to escape. It was the deadli

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No Filter Boxing: Wilder Vs. Fury

With defending WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder set to face former WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on December 1st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles No Filter Boxing goes behind the scenes as the two heavyweight titans prepare for battle. Through a number of interviews and exclusive footage from inside their training regimes to fight ni

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The Search For Troy

For centuries archaeologists have tried to find the legendary city of Troy but without success. Troy is famous for the scene of the Trojan War, the fight for the worlds most beautiful woman, Helen of Troy and the ruse that won her back, the Trojan Horse. It's a story that has been told and retold by poets and actors for thousands of years but is it real? Did the city of Troy actually exist? A c

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Cancel Crash: The Stock Market Crash of 1987

It was the defining moment of the 1980s, October 19th 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, the largest single day drop in the history of the stock market and the world braced itself for another great depression but it was Tuesday October 20th that the financial markets came within minutes of a total meltdown. The New York Stock Exchange, the epicenter of the world financia

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Dr. Dre: Another Beat

No other artist in the world of hip hop has constructed a successful and solid reputation as Dr. Dre, renowned for being one of the founding fathers of gangster rap he has been revered for bringing innovation and slick technique to the world of hip hop since the late 80's. He enriched the genre through stern commitment and innate ability to recognise musical talent as he coached and paved the w

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The Rise of Fentanyl: Death On The I-95 – Two Years On

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released the shocking statistic that every 11 minutes someone dies in the United States from an opioid overdose. This is being considered to be the number one public health challenge of our time. Overdosing from drugs is now the main cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, making it more likely than dying via car accident or gun. 2017 was the w

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The Bank That Almost Broke Britain

Ten years ago on the 7th October 2008, Britain almost went completely bust. The giant Royal Bank of Scotland known as RBS had run out of cash. It was said that they couldn't even get to the end of the day, the bank was doomed and the government had a mere 24 hours to step in and save the British economy. There was only time for one shot and if that didn't work there was simply nothing else that

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Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

A three part documentary series which see's Professor Jim Al-Khalili tell  the story of our quest to master the power of electricity. The three episodes are condensed into one video here, see the timestamps below to know were each episode begins. Episode 1 - Spark (0:00): In the first episode we see professor Jim Al-Khalili tell the tale of how the first 'natural philosophers' managed to

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Hutch v Kinahan: Ireland’s Deadliest Feud

Crime correspondent Sarah O'Connor investigates the origins of Ireland's deadliest gang feud, a major feud between two criminal organisations that has left eighteen people dead. The Hutch gang, led by Gerry Hutch, and the Kinahan Family, led by Christy Kinahan, are the main participants. The start of all of it came from the killing of Gary Hutch, 34, who was a nephew of Gerry Hutch and a promin

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