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On 30 October 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight title fight of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire, between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali.

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On 30 October 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight title fight of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire, between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali.

Professor Bettany Hughes investigates the story of Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, travelling to Georgia, Jordan and Greece to discover his origins.

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Professor Bettany Hughes investigates the story of Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, travelling to Georgia, Jordan and Greece to discover his origins.

Documentary series. Psychologist Steven Pinker examines the evidence behind the argument that the world is becoming more peaceful, including whether income equality and sport curb violence.

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Documentary series. Psychologist Steven Pinker examines the evidence behind the argument that the world is becoming more peaceful, including whether income equality and sport curb violence.

Taking his clues from archaeology, modern laboratory experiments, historical criminology and literature, psychologist Steven Pinker traces the social and neurobiological roots of human violence and asks, ‘Are human beings becoming less violent? And if so, why?’

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Taking his clues from archaeology, modern laboratory experiments, historical criminology and literature, psychologist Steven Pinker traces the social and neurobiological roots of human violence and asks, ‘Are human beings becoming less violent? And if so, why?’

A celebration of the legacy of Ronnie Scott and his world-famous jazz club, featuring previously unseen and unheard performances as well as interviews with some of the most iconic figures in music.

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A celebration of the legacy of Ronnie Scott and his world-famous jazz club, featuring previously unseen and unheard performances as well as interviews with some of the most iconic figures in music.

  • Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

  • BBC

Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes a year off school to explore the science of global warming and challenge world leaders, calling for action on climate change.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes a year off school to explore the science of global warming and challenge world leaders, calling for action on climate change.

  • Pandemic 2020

  • James Bluemel

As the news of Covid-19 broke, no one knew what to expect. Shot in 21 countries, personal stories from the extraordinary first year of the virus that is changing our world.

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As the news of Covid-19 broke, no one knew what to expect. Shot in 21 countries, personal stories from the extraordinary first year of the virus that is changing our world.

The story of Peter Rice, widely regarded as the most distinguished structural engineer of the late 20th century, and his massive impact on modern architecture.

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The story of Peter Rice, widely regarded as the most distinguished structural engineer of the late 20th century, and his massive impact on modern architecture.

The story of football legend Jack Charlton, which looks at his special association with Ireland, his complicated relationship with brother Sir Bobby Charlton and his final battle with dementia.

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The story of football legend Jack Charlton, which looks at his special association with Ireland, his complicated relationship with brother Sir Bobby Charlton and his final battle with dementia.

An examination of the Black Power movement in the late 1960s in the UK, surveying both the individuals and the cultural forces that defined the era.

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An examination of the Black Power movement in the late 1960s in the UK, surveying both the individuals and the cultural forces that defined the era.

Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald followed healthcare staff and Covid patients during the first wave of the virus - but found an unexpected story

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Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald followed healthcare staff and Covid patients during the first wave of the virus - but found an unexpected story

David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary ways that some animals use colour to hide and disappear into the background.

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David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary ways that some animals use colour to hide and disappear into the background.

Using the latest camera technology, David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary ways in which animals use colour: to win a mate, to fight off rivals and to warn enemies.

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Using the latest camera technology, David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary ways in which animals use colour: to win a mate, to fight off rivals and to warn enemies.

In this third Horizon special, Dr Chris Van Tulleken is joined by his brother Xand and Dr Guddi Singh to take us through the latest developments and answer current concerns.

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In this third Horizon special, Dr Chris Van Tulleken is joined by his brother Xand and Dr Guddi Singh to take us through the latest developments and answer current concerns.

  • Trump Takes on the World

  • Tim Stirzaker

After one of the most shocking presidencies in history, Donald Trump’s top advisers and the leaders who clashed with him lift the lid on the critical moments of his foreign policy.

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After one of the most shocking presidencies in history, Donald Trump’s top advisers and the leaders who clashed with him lift the lid on the critical moments of his foreign policy.

  • Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America - Series 1

  • Aneesh Chaganty

Breaking barriers. Empowering a culture. Inspiring a movement. Six legendary songs from artists using their music to make change, from Run-DMC, Kanye West, Queen Latifah and more.

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Breaking barriers. Empowering a culture. Inspiring a movement. Six legendary songs from artists using their music to make change, from Run-DMC, Kanye West, Queen Latifah and more.

Through moving and intimate interviews with public health officials and scientists, this film chronicles 54 days in which the United States made crucial decisions about the spread of Covid-19.

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Through moving and intimate interviews with public health officials and scientists, this film chronicles 54 days in which the United States made crucial decisions about the spread of Covid-19.

54 Days tells the story of the events that led to the lockdown and the gulf between what Chinese officials and scientists knew and what they told the world.

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54 Days tells the story of the events that led to the lockdown and the gulf between what Chinese officials and scientists knew and what they told the world.

  • A Perfect Planet Series 1

  • David Attenborough

Our planet is one in a billion. How incredible, awe-inspiring life is driven by its natural forces - and how we can ensure humans become a force for good. With David Attenborough.

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Our planet is one in a billion. How incredible, awe-inspiring life is driven by its natural forces - and how we can ensure humans become a force for good. With David Attenborough.

This is the dramatic global story of the first year of COVID-19, tracing the devastation caused by the spread of the virus across four continents.

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This is the dramatic global story of the first year of COVID-19, tracing the devastation caused by the spread of the virus across four continents.

Intimate documentary about a young girl who has become the voice of a generation. The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage.

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Intimate documentary about a young girl who has become the voice of a generation. The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage.

This film dramatizes the 245 days that brought these men to supreme power. As the history unfolds, a stellar cast of writers and historians, including Martin Amis, Orlando Figes, Helen Rappaport, Simon Sebag-Montefiore and China Mieville, battle over the meaning of the Russian Revolution and explore how it shaped the world we live in today.

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This film dramatizes the 245 days that brought these men to supreme power. As the history unfolds, a stellar cast of writers and historians, including Martin Amis, Orlando Figes, Helen Rappaport, Simon Sebag-Montefiore and China Mieville, battle over the meaning of the Russian Revolution and explore how it shaped the world we live in today.

A Storyville documentary. A tale of capitalism and opportunism run amok - complete with gangsters, strippers and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink in Moscow.

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A Storyville documentary. A tale of capitalism and opportunism run amok - complete with gangsters, strippers and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink in Moscow.

Christopher Eccleston narrates a docudrama about the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed more than 50 million people. Told using powerful personal testimony.

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Christopher Eccleston narrates a docudrama about the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed more than 50 million people. Told using powerful personal testimony.

In this hard-hitting investigation, an A&E medic asks why so many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic NHS colleagues have died from Covid-19. Will frontline staff be better protected in the second wave?

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In this hard-hitting investigation, an A&E medic asks why so many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic NHS colleagues have died from Covid-19. Will frontline staff be better protected in the second wave?

The scientists behind the scenes tell the extraordinary story of what really happened in the run up to the first lockdown, when ministers claimed to be 'following the science'.

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The scientists behind the scenes tell the extraordinary story of what really happened in the run up to the first lockdown, when ministers claimed to be 'following the science'.

  • The Trump Show

  • Rob Coldstream

Protests, political turmoil, pandemic - the inside story of the extraordinary Trump presidency. Friends and foes tell of his rise from TV star to leader of the free world.

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Protests, political turmoil, pandemic - the inside story of the extraordinary Trump presidency. Friends and foes tell of his rise from TV star to leader of the free world.

  • Soul America

  • Ben Whalley

Three-part series chronicling the journey of soul music from its origins in gospel and R&B.

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Three-part series chronicling the journey of soul music from its origins in gospel and R&B.

The story of President Trump and how - whether they have caused controversies or seemingly solved intractable foreign policy problems - his tweets have changed US politics forever

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The story of President Trump and how - whether they have caused controversies or seemingly solved intractable foreign policy problems - his tweets have changed US politics forever

  • Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson

  • BBC

What happened to the 12 million Africans stolen from their homes? Piecing together the untold story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, a global business that thrived for centuries.

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What happened to the 12 million Africans stolen from their homes? Piecing together the untold story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, a global business that thrived for centuries.