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The Nightmare

What is it that makes us afraid of the dark? does the supernatural exist outside of the imagination? If we experience something that is not possible is our experience false or are the boundaries of reality more vast than science can currently explain?Something happened to the film director Rodney Ascher, something that changed his perception of reality forever. It was something that would le

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The Baby Stealers

Every year hundreds of children disappear from the streets of Kenya but who takes them and where is it that these children end up has always been a mystery, until now. For over a year BBC Africa Eye has been investigating the underground trade in Kenyan children, going undercover to expose the networks that snatch babies from homeless mothers and sell them to the highest bidder in underground cli

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The Billion Dollar Art Hunt

As an arts journalist John Wilson has covered the theft of many great paintings over the years, most never return but when they do it usually makes headline news, and a journalist like him will tell the story of how it was recovered, once the art is safely hanging back on a wall. However, in June 2019, Wilson got a tip-off from a reliable source promising to take him on a journey to recover paint

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Lebanon in Freefall

Stay or go, give up or fight? The question is can Lebanon still be saved? The political and economic crisis in Lebanon started long before the devastating explosion on August 4, 2020, it was more the result of an accumulation of corruption through the decades that blew up that day. Ever since then, Lebanon has been in freefall. Young people in particular are asking whether or not they have a futu

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Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story

Frank Gardner was the BBC's first-ever security correspondent, he travelled the world unhindered until June 2004 when Frank was shot six times by al-Qaeda gunmen whilst he was reporting on the growing terrorist activity seen in Saudi Arabia. At the age of just 43, Frank was left paralysed as the bullets which hit him damaged his spinal nerves, he has relied on a wheelchair ever since.In 2020

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The Deepest Depths of the Burrow

The Deepest Depths of the Burrow is a film all about the lifestyle and subculture that is associated with urban art. We are introduced to Nychos, a famous Austrian urban art and graffiti artist who became known for his street concept RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT (REM) over 10 years ago. This documentary was filmed over the course of two years and sees filmmaker Christian Fischer record these journeys in o

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Bronson: Britain’s Most Dangerous Prisoner

Charles Bronson was jailed for armed robbery in 1974 and should have been released three years later, except for a few fleeting weeks of freedom on the outside he has been behind bars ever since. However, Bronson has never actually killed anyone and a quarter of a century in the prison system has changed him both mentally and physically. He is a man of many faces, at times he is both aggressive a

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Ireland’s Traveller Women

Ireland, it's a place that has been long associated with religion and conservative values, but over the last few years, the country has reinvented itself as a new and progressive Ireland. In 2017, the Irish government extended this spirit of inclusivity to its traveller population, who were now to be recognised as a distinct ethnic group within the nation of Ireland. Now in the year 2020, we are

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Maddie and the Monster

If innocence has a face then surely it is that of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, who in May 2007 went missing from her family holiday home. It is a heartbreaking mystery, but ever since the night she disappeared her anguished but unbroken parents Kate and Gerry have never let the world forget their daughter. However, the evil that befell Madeleine over a decade ago may now finally have a name,

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