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In this revealingly intimate documentary for BBC2, Adrian Chiles takes a long, hard look at his own love of boozing.He wants to find out why he and many others don't think they are...

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In this short documentary, we talk to two bartenders (Uros and Rafael) who used to work in The Vault - a prestigious bar inside The Ned - a high-class London Hotel.They tell us abo...

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70 years ago, once a single country was divided, and North Korea, together with the Soviet Union, began to build socialism. On the other hand, South Korea, together with the Americ...

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Universities in Nigeria and Ghana have been plagued by stories of sexual harassment by lecturers and professors for decades.Allegations include a wide array of abuses, from blackma...

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Music
kanye west documentary
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“I don’t give a fuck about the industry,” says a 25-year-old Kanye West nearly 17 minutes into JEEN-YUHS, the three-part documentary tracking his early career that Netflix pr...

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Military/War
ukraine war
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In just 93 days, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution. Netflix documentary Winter on Fire brings you the story of Ukraine's fight for freedom...

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Social
zimbabwe forgotten children
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Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children tells the story of three children trying to survive in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe, a country which was once the jewel of Africa but where the infrastruc...

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Science
general relativity
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When Albert Einstein first published the Special Theory of relativity in 1905, he was ridiculed. People thought it was just too weird and radical to be real. Einstein wasn’t sati...

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Science
string theory
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Thirty-five years ago string theory took physics by storm, promising the coveted unified theory of nature’s forces that Einstein valiantly sought but never found.In the interveni...

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Health
anxiety disorder treatment
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According to the World Health Organization, anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental illnesses on the globe at the moment. Is this a disease of modernity? Or is our highly c...

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Comedy
laughing matters
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Laughter is a pleasant physical reaction consisting usually of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is a response t...

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After the death of Diana Princess of Wales, conspiracy theories filled the headlines. As so many of the conspiracy theories are absurd, many simple questions about the fatal night ...

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Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope. In this documentary, we exami...

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History
wu zetian history
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She’s probably the most controversial woman in Chinese history – Wu Zetian, who rose from lowly concubine to become the only woman in all Chinese history to dare to take the ti...

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Science
simulation theory
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Elon Musk has argued that we almost certainly live in a simulated reality. Is he correct? This documentary explores the philosopher Nick Bostrom’s now famous Simulation Argument,...

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Area 51 is the common name of a highly classified United States Air Force facility within the Nevada Test and Training Range. A remote detachment administered by Edwards Air Force ...

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Science
solar system documentary
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The Solar System is the gravitationally bound system of the Sun and the objects that orbit it. Of the bodies that orbit the Sun directly, the largest are the four gas and ice giant...

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Beauty
bridget malcolm victoria's secret
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The business of beauty can be very ugly, especially in the cutthroat world of modelling. It's an industry that wants to portray itself as the epitome of health and happiness. The r...

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Social
real life stories
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Kelly's family lives in a condemned housing estate in South Birmingham. Her family has been surviving off public assistance in the months since her stepfather left.Fungus grows in ...

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Science
inside the milky way
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The Milky Way is the galaxy that includes our Solar System, with the name describing the galaxy's appearance from Earth: a hazy band of light seen in the night sky formed from star...

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Science
history of thermodynamics
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Thermodynamics is the study of the relations between heat, work, temperature, and energy. The laws of thermodynamics describe how the energy in a system changes and whether the sys...

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On a mission to share their discoveries with the world, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew uncover the benefits hidden within aloe, Argan oil and rosemary.We have talked ...

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Art
batmobile history
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Are you getting ready to watch the new Batman movie? Or have you already seen it? This documentary will get you prepared for the iconic superhero.Discover the history of the iconic...

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Crime
jamaica dangerous
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On the surface, Jamaica is a tropical island paradise in the Caribbean. But, in spite of all the tranquility, Jamaica has one of the highest murder rates in the world.The reason: G...

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