UCL CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CLIE)

BBC
In this one-off documentary, Space Dive tells the behind-the-scenes story of Felix Baumgartner's historic, record-breaking freefall from the edge of space to Earth.
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BBC
In the last month of the space shuttle programme, Kevin Fong is granted extraordinary access to the astronauts and ground crew as they prepare for their final mission.
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BBC
Speech-making is the art of persuasion. Well-honed rhetoric appeals not just to the mind, but to the heart and, deeper down, in the guts. Examining the speeches that provoked radical change, surprised pundits or shocked listeners, poet Simon Armitage dissects what makes a perfect speech.
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Channel Four
The 1930s was a highpoint for ocean-going liners. Crossing the Atlantic by boat was the only way to reach the US, and competition between the French and British shipyards was never less than fierce, a focus for patriotic pride.
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Channel Four
Back in the 1930s, two giant airlines began to span the globe, flying firstly mail and then passengers around the world. Pan American flew to Latin America and eventually across the Pacific to Asia.
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BBC 4
During World War II, a remarkable band of female pilots fought against all odds for the right to aid the war effort. Without these Spitfire Women, the war may never have been won.
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Channel 4
Jon Snow presents a forensic investigation into the final weeks of the quarter-century-long civil war between the government of Sri Lanka and the secessionist rebels, the Tamil Tigers.
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Channel 4
In 2011 Channel 4 exposed damning evidence of atrocities committed in the war in Sri Lanka. Jon Snow presents this powerful follow-up film, revealing new video evidence as well as contemporaneous documents, eye-witness accounts, photographic stills and videos relating to how exactly events unfolded during the final days of the civil war.
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David Attenborough
David Attenborough investigates arguably the most important issue of the 21st century - the future of life on Earth
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David Attenborough
David Attenborough investigates arguably the most important issue of the 21st century - the future of life on Earth
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biologyclimate changeenvironmental degradationenvironmental studiesenvironmental sustainabilitysustainability
David Attenborough
David Attenborough investigates arguably the most important issue of the 21st century - the future of life on Earth
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biologyclimate changeenvironmental degradationenvironmental studiesenvironmental sustainabilitysustainability
Channel 4
The world's most famous living scientist talks exclusively about people's right to end their own lives if they are in great pain with no prospect of relief. He talks about the time doctors proposed turning off his life support machine and the need to protect vulnerable people. He also talks about his own thoughts on suicide.
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Channel 4
The world's most famous living scientist talks exclusively about his experience of fame, thanks to the success of A Brief History of Time, and his desire to use that fame to inspire the next generation of scientists
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Channel 4
The world's most famous living scientist talks exclusively about the NHS, which, he believes, is the reason he has survived for more than 50 years since he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given two to three years to live. And he warns against allowing commercial interests to privatise it.
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BBC 2
Broadly considered a brand that inspires fervour and defines cool consumerism, Apple has become one of the biggest corporations in the world, fuelled by game-changing products that tap into modern desires.
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BBC 4
You know the music - now meet the man. Still Bill is an intimate portrait of soul legend Bill Withers, best known for his classics Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me, Lovely Day, Grandma's Hands and Just the Two of Us.
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BBC
Documentary which unravels the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who - unlike any orca in the wild - has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong?
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Lucy Walker
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, this documentary follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers on a climbing expedition up the 23,000 foot Lhakpa Ri, on the north side of Everest. A dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind.
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Stevan Riley
Documentary which tells the story of how West Indies cricket triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history.
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Ben Lewis
Storyville: Documentary which tells the story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the internet and the people who tried to stop it. In 1937 HG Wells predicted the creation of the 'world brain', a giant global library that contained all human knowledge which would lead to a new form of higher intelligence.
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Susanne Rostock
Storyville: Wonderfully archived and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style and musical panache, this inspiring biographical documentary surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte.
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