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The Day Pictures Were Born
The Normans: Men from the North
Rapidly Evolving Human
Steve Jobs the Lost Interview
Attenborough and the Sea Dragon
Blood Of The Vikings: First Blood
Michael Jordan to the Max
How to Live Longer
Is God an Alien Concept
The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History
Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Evolution: The Evolutionary Arms Race
What is with Wheat
Springsteen and I
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
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A documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of 'Sleep Paralysis' through the eyes of eight very different people. These people often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds, totally unable to move but aware of their surroundings while being subject to frequently disturbing sights and sounds. A strange element to these visions is that despite the fact that they know nothing of one another, many see similar ghostly 'shadow men.' This is one of many reasons many people insist this is more than just a sleep disorder". This documentary digs deep into not only the particulars of these eight people's uncanny experiences, but it also explores their search to understand what they've gone through and how it's changed their lives. Directed by Rodney Ascher, he chose to focus on sleep paralysis as it had happened to him in the past. The film's crew initially began approaching participants via message groups, videos and a half dozen books that had been written.
Snake Killers Honey Badgers of The Kalahari
The honey badger looks like something you might buy in pet shop and give to children, but turns out to be one of the most violent and determined creatures ever to scuttle across the face of the earth. Nothing in the badger’s world-not even the badgers themselves-are safe from its remarkable ability to create havoc and cause harm. Like a meter long skunk with the brain of a shark the Honey Badger’s metabolism compels it to eat constantly and live on the run. Its diet is admirably inclusive ranging from insects to its own young. If an animal is too big to eat then the badger will fight it anyway, indeed it is this almost supernatural tenacity that compels you respect it, as well as yielding some of the most spectacular sequences in the film. Five foot long cobra sleeping in the top of tree? No problem, the badger scoots up and bites its head off. When an ailing badger is attacked by a full size leopard it takes the leopard over an hour to finish it off. When one is bitten in the face by a snake that can kill a man, it just lies down for a while and sleeps it off.
The Truth about Sleep
Western countries are the most sleep-deprived countries in the world. Insomniac Michael Mosley finds out what happens if we don't get enough sleep and looks at surprising solutions to help us get more.
Who is in Control
‘Who Is in Control?’ explores the great deception that greets us each morning when we awake: it feels as though we are in conscious control of our lives but the truth is that we are not. Instead almost every action, every decision, every belief that we hold is driven by parts of the brain that we have no access to.
The Brain with David Eagleman
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 1
Discover photographs, storyboards, conceptual art, publicity materials, archival documents, and behind-the-scenes footage of the original film and all its sequels that have never been shared before. Never Sleep Again expands on Wes Craven's behind creating the first Elm Street film.
The Elm Street Legacy
Blood of the Vikings
Through the Wormhole Season 5
Walking with Prehistoric Beast
Japan Earth Enchanted Islands
The Real History of Science Fiction
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