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The Dark Side Of The Tea Trade

Currently the world is witnessing a global boom with regards to tea and its demand but it appears that the farmers who grow the crop itself are not the ones benefiting from this growth. Many of these tea workers still live in absolute poverty whilst others profit from their labor. In Germany it is clear that consumers are willing to pay a higher price for top-quality tea whilst many of those wh

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The Lives I Lead: My Multiple Personalities

Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder as it is more commonly known as is a mental condition characterised by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. This film shares Jessica's story with us, she suffers fromDissociative Identity Disorder and happens to have 6 alternate identities. They consist of a Hollywood actor; a doctor; a hairdresser; a 1

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The Mysterious Vikings: Who Were They?

1,200 years ago the Vikings exploded out of the cold North Sea, like beasts unleashed on an unsuspecting world. They came from the land of fjords, a land which proved hard to farm and was home to many bitter clan rivalries, modern day Scandinavia. They left behind legends of their violence and courage, sagas of exploration and conquest along with treasures buried in their Scandinavian homelands

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Jailed for a Knife

Jailed for a Knife

In this Panorama special we see reporter Raphael Rowe look for answers with regards to the rising number stabbings which occur in the United Kingdom. Rowe speaks with five young men, all of whom are now located in young offender institutions serving sentences for having wounded and even killed using a knife. Before having been sent to prison they all seemed to have given little consideration to

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Narco State: Inside Mexico’s Drug Cartels

Mexico's curse stretches nearly 2,000 miles, it's huge rich neighbour the United States of America is the worlds largest consumer of illegal drugs, beyond the American border that insatiable appetite needs a supplier and Mexico has been that supplier for more than 100 years. Alcohol during the prohibition, cheap workers for generations and now the most valuable products of them all illegal drugs o

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Gangs Of Britain: Glasgow

Glasgow is a city divided, cut in half by one lethal weapon, the blade. Knife crimes and razor gangs have been a presence on the streets of Glasgow for nearly 200 years and there are more scared faces here than anywhere else in Britain. In 20o2 the World Health Organisation declared Scotland as one of the bloodiest nations in the western world and Glasgow, the murder capital of Europe. The root

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Lost World Of Pompeii

Lost World Of Pompeii

Pompeii, buried by an eruption from Mount Vesuvius back in 79 AD is a city which was frozen in time providing us with a shocking window into the lost world of the Romans but that window may close before all of her secrets are revealed as the city of Pompeii comes under treat from all sides. Today the greatest mystery may be that same force to destroy Pompeii the first time might now be rumbling

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The Fallen of World War II

Okay so this one is not so much your typical documentary but instead a really interesting short piece by Neil Halloran. It is an animated data-driven short film which is all about war and peace. The Fallen of World War II is a near 19 minute examination of the human cost of the second World War, comparing the numbers lost in this war to other such conflicts, including recent ones. This unique v

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The Kim Dynasty

The Kim Dynasty

The demilitarised zone or DMZ divides the Korean peninsula into North and South at the 38th parallel, the armies of both sides face each other along the border. This stand off has continued since the end of the Korean War in 1953, it's a precarious balance of power that's often been threatened. This has never been more apparent as North Korea have ramped up their nuclear missile testing, statin

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