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Frozen Planet: Autumn
1945 The Savage Peace
The Southwest Islands
Cooked: Air
Hitler and the Occult
Kingdom of the Blue Whale
Our Voyage to the Stars
Archimedes Secret
Earth, the Power of the Planet: Atmosphere
The Most Dangerous Band in the World. The Story of Guns N Roses
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 1
When Knowledge Conquered Fear
Saturn Lord of the Rings
Black Holes
Enchanted Kingdom
The Art Of The Impossible
Turtle Power The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Bomb It
Dinosaurs Alive
Shine a Light 2of2
Deep Sea
One Life on the Limit
Neanderthal 1
Kingdom of Plants Life in the Wet Zone
The Farthest
Deep Earth
Walking with Cavemen: First Ancestors
Worst Days on Planet Earth
A Leap of Faith
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 1
Waltz With Bashir
What the World is Waiting for - British Indie
The Gatekeepers
The Search for a New Earth
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Standing Up in the Milky Way
Lord of Asia

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Escaping ISIS
Escaping ISIS 2015

In August 2014, ISIS militants raided a Yazidi village in Syria, kidnapping thousands of men, women and children. Hundreds of the kidnapped men were killed or forced to convert to Islam; the women and children were sold as sex slaves or to marry ISIS fighters. Many were raped or became victims of other forms of sexual violence. Escaping ISIS depicts 34 of those captured by militants last year — mostly women and young children — reuniting with their families as they escape to freedom". Some victims were brought to freedom through underground networks, guides inside ISIS and resistance fighters. Women contacted the resistance fighters, begging for rescue; some said the alternative is committing suicide. Many escapees walk for several days with little food and water, often barefoot, risking getting recaptured and killed. One resistance fighter was shot in the back of the head in ISIS territory after they found out that he was working against them. The documentary shows parts of this treacherous journey to freedom.

Category:Culture  Duration:55:41   

Is your Brain Male or Female
Is your Brain Male or Female 2014

Dr Michael Mosley and Professor Alice Roberts investigate if male and female brains really are wired differently. New research suggests that the connections in men and women's brains follow different patterns, patterns which may explain typical forms of male and female behaviour. But are these patterns innate, or are they shaped by the world around us?" Using a team of human lab rats and a troop of barbary monkeys, Michael and Alice test the science and challenge old stereotypes. They ask whether this new scientific research will benefit both men and women - or whether it could drive the sexes even further apart.

Category:Culture  Duration:59:00   

Attenboroughs Paradise Birds
Attenboroughs Paradise Birds 2015

Birds of paradise are one of David Attenborough's lifelong passions. He was the first to film many of their beautiful and often bizarre displays, and over his lifetime he has tracked them all over the jungles of New Guinea. In this very personal film, he uncovers the remarkable story of how these 'birds from paradise' have captivated explorers, naturalists, artists, film-makers and even royalty. He explores the myths surrounding their discovery 500 years ago, the latest extraordinary behaviour captured on camera and reveals the scientific truth behind their beauty": the evolution of their spectacular appearance has in fact been driven by sex. And in a final contemporary twist to this story of obsession and royalty, he travels to the desert of Qatar, to a state-of-the-art facility which houses the largest breeding group of these birds in the world - a sheikh's very own private collection. There he has his closest ever encounter with a greater bird of paradise and its dramatic display, reliving the experience that captivated him in the forests of New Guinea more than 50 years ago.

Category:Nature  Duration:59:00   

Hot Girls Wanted
Hot Girls Wanted 2015

A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Category:Technology  Duration:01:25:00   

 
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