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Dispatches: The Drug Trial That Went Wrong

For five months Brian Deer has followed the personal story of Ryan Wilson, who nearly died in the trial. When Ryan was brought out of a two-and-a-half week coma he was told he had suffered irreparable damage to his hands and feet during his fight for life. With exclusive access to the 20-year-old trainee plumber, Dispatches captures the events of that day and the impact it has had on Ryan and thos

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Sex Slaves

Sex Slaves is a gripping documentary expose inside the global sex trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc.The film takes viewers into the shadowy, multi-billion dollar world of sex trafficking.Part cinema verité, part investigation, Sex Slaves puts a human face on this most inhuman of contemporary issues.From the villages of Moldova and Ukraine, to underground brothels and discotheq

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Extraordinary People: The Girl Who Makes Miracles

Audrey Marie Santo is was an ordinary girl, untill at the age of 3 she fell into the swimming pool and drowned. At the hospital she regained her breath, but fell in a coma. Her parents brought her to Medjugorje where appearances of the virgin Mary were sighted, hoping for a miracle. The virgin Mary had a message for Audrey, and since then Audrey performed miracle healings to many people that visit

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Sacred Weeds – Salvia Divinorum

Salvia Divinorum, also known as Diviner's Sage, Magic Mint, ska María Pastora, Sally D, Sage of the Seers, or simply Salvia (although the genus name is shared among many plants), is a powerful psychoactive plant, a member of the sage genus and the Lamiaceae (mint) family. It has long been used as an entheogen by the indigenous Mazatec shamans for healing during spirit journeys. The plant is found

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Supermarket Secrets

How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we pa...all » How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenised, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialise in? In a two-part programme, j

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McLibel: Two People Who Wouldn’t Say Sorry

McLibel is a documentary movie which tells the story of political activists, Helen Steel and Dave Morris who were taken to court by the McDonalds fast food chain for claims they had made about the company. The couple had accused McDonalds of paying low wages for staff, poor treatment of animals, environmental damage and advertising to children. The trial which followed turned into the longest in E

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Phages: The Virus that Cures

With Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) threatening to infect huge numbers of patients who make even short trips to the hospital, and the gradual increase in the number of bacteria that are resistant to all known antibiotics, scientists are turning to new ways to conquer the killer bugs.The emergence of dangerous antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria is most prevalent in the USA

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