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Being Terri: Britain’s Youngest Burns Survivor

This is the extraordinary story of Terri Calvesbert, a cheeky, fun-loving child who at the age of six is also the youngest person in Britain to survive 90 percent burns. We see how a team of dedicated surgeons are painstakingly rebuilding her body, but can she ever lead a normal life?Terri sustained her injuries at home in Ipswich, 1998, when her mother Julie, accidentally left a burning ciga

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A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin

In 1943 chemist Albert Hofmann was developing medicines to aid blood circulation lysergic acid derivatives, his reach would lead to the discovery of the drug known as LSD and the isolation of other psychoactive compounds such as psilocybin. These breakthroughs showed great promise for use in therapy and were commonly prescribed by psychiatrists. However, the medicines would later be caught in a d

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The Smallest People in the World

There are nearly 200 types of dwarfism seen in humans and the smallest, most proportionate dwarfs are known as primordial. In this eye-opening documentary The Smallest People in the World, we follow the lives of four such dwarfs and witness their unique perspective on the world.Those featured in this film are Danny, Hannah, Bradley and Bri, all children from the United States who are consider

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After Ebola: Nebraska and the Next Pandemic

Plague, Influenza, Ebola, these are some of the most deadly and contagious diseases in the world. If the latest pandemic caused by Coronavirus (Covid-19) has thought us anything it is that they could be on our doorstep overnight. Would we recognise the symptoms, treat the disease and stop it from spreading? The margin of error in situations like these is zero.In 2014 the African continent was

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When Cousins Marry

Statistics show that in the United Kingdom more than half of British Pakistanis marry their first cousins. When Cousins Marry is a 2010 Channel 4 Dispatches special that examines the tragic consequences of a cultural practice that is devastating children's lives.Every year the UK sees first cousin marriages cause many hundreds of children being born with awful disabilities. One third of thes

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How Coronavirus Spread Across The Globe

This is the story of how a virus we didn't even know existed three months ago has managed to change the way we live so drastically. Coronavirus (Covid-19) has impacted life all across the globe for billions of people, whether that be complete lockdown, adhering to social distancing, job loss, etc. but it all started in the city of Wuhan, China.Wuhan became the first city in the world to be se

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Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic

This 75 minute BBC special Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic was released in order to mark the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that swept the world infecting around one third of the total human population and is estimated to have killed 50 million people.In this film we see broadcaster Hannah Fry conduct a nationwide citizen science experiment, those who wanted to get invo

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Coronavirus

A city of 11 million people in lockdown, more than 2 thousand dead, tens of thousands infected and rising anger over how the crisis is being handled. Welcome to Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province.It is a place where local officials were withholding information and doctors who were talking about the outbreak were explicitly told to keep quiet by the government.

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Superhuman: World’s Tallest Children

Imagine you're a child but trapped in the body of a giant, these are the children who simply tower above everyone and they live in a world that is just to small for them. In this film we meet Brendan, the 13 year old who is currently 7ft and 3 inches tall and can't stop growing, the Van Nes', a family of super tall children who get their height from genetics alone and Marley, a 17 year old Thai gi

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