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The Truth About... The Truth About HIV

HIV/AIDS has claimed 34 million lives worldwide. But now, even though stigma remains, a diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. This inspiring film looks at the science keeping HIV at bay and examines the moral panic that erupted when the virus first took hold. There are interviews from prominent figures including HIV awareness campaigner HRH Prince Harry, Sir Elton ...
  • 2017
  • 00:52:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Parkinson's Drug Trial: A Miracle Cure? (Part 2 of 2)

Filmed over six years, this program follows a group of volunteers with Parkinson’s as they take part in a groundbreaking medical trial testing an experimental drug called GDNF. Forty-two volunteers undergo complex brain surgery and months of drug infusions via a port embedded into the side of their skull. Can this clinical trial give hope to the estimated 10 million ...
  • 2019
  • 00:52:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Parkinson's Drug Trial: A Miracle Cure? (Part 1 of 2)

Filmed over six years, this program follows a group of volunteers with Parkinson’s as they take part in a groundbreaking medical trial testing a drug called GDNF. Forty-two patients undergo complex brain surgery and months of infusions via a port embedded into the side of their skull. Can this clinical trial give hope to the estimated 10 million affected by ...
  • 2019
  • 00:51:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2020

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Panorama Smartphones: The Dark Side

People are all increasingly glued to their smart phones and consumed by social media, but why? Panorama reporter Hilary Andersson tracks down tech insiders who reveal how social-media companies have deliberately developed habit-forming technology to get people hooked. A former Facebook manager tells the programme: 'Their goal is to addict you and then sell your time' and the creator of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:29:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2020

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BBC Documentaries Dictatorland

Corruption, murder and bizarre personal shrines – in some countries, the age of the dictatorship is as strong as ever. Dictatorland follows presenter Ben Zand as he travels to Eastern Europe and Central Asia to find out about the world’s most eccentric, brutal and outrageous dictators and learn the secrets of their success. Discover the strange stories of Tajikistan’s Instagram warlord, Kazakhstan’s ...
  • 2017
  • 00:48:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2020

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Louis Theroux Talking to Anorexia

Anorexia, the pathological fear of eating and gaining weight, is now the most deadly mental illness in the UK, affecting around one in every 250 women at some point in their lives. In recent years, the number of people being admitted to hospital because of their condition has risen dramatically, but with many struggling to make a full recovery, being ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/04/2020

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Louis Theroux Mothers on the Edge

Louis Theroux returns to the UK to spend time in specialist psychiatric units which treat mothers experiencing serious mental illness while allowing them to live alongside their babies. Immersing himself on the wards, he meets women who have been admitted with a range of serious conditions – including depression, anxiety and psychosis – often triggered by birth or the strains ...
  • 2019
  • 00:59:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/04/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Al-Khwarizmi

Andrew Marr examines the life and influence of mathematician al-Khwarizmi and the Islamic Golden Age in 827 AD.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Boston Tea Party

In 1773, the Boston Tea Party set the stage for the American Revolutionary War.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Confucius

Great thinkers like Confucius proposed new ideas about how to rule more wisely and live in a better society. It is still impossible to understand modern China without understanding Confucius.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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