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Danny Wallace really wants a robot. He wants it to walk like him and talk like him. It's what scientists have been promising us for generations but it's a promise so far unfulfilled. Danny circumnavigates the globe searching for robot nirvana and trying to uncover how far away his dream is.

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Danny Wallace really wants a robot. He wants it to walk like him and talk like him. It's what scientists have been promising us for generations but it's a promise so far unfulfilled. Danny circumnavigates the globe searching for robot nirvana and trying to uncover how far away his dream is.

Documentary looking at how Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval. In the early 60s, Motown transcended Detroit\'s inner city to take black music to a white audience, whilst in the late 60s suburban kids like the MC5 and the Stooges descended into the black inner city to create revolutionary rock expressing the rage of young white America.

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Documentary looking at how Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval. In the early 60s, Motown transcended Detroit\'s inner city to take black music to a white audience, whilst in the late 60s suburban kids like the MC5 and the Stooges descended into the black inner city to create revolutionary rock expressing the rage of young white America.

In Czechoslovakia, attempts to reform communism were crushed by Warsaw Pact allies in 1968.

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In Czechoslovakia, attempts to reform communism were crushed by Warsaw Pact allies in 1968.

Talking to the key players in government, Wall Street and the City, Hutton unveils the true extent of the greed, ambition and reckless risk-taking that is now carrying the economy into the worst recession for a century

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Talking to the key players in government, Wall Street and the City, Hutton unveils the true extent of the greed, ambition and reckless risk-taking that is now carrying the economy into the worst recession for a century

In the second half of this special two-part Dispatches, economist and author Will Hutton continues the definitive insider\'s account of how Britain\'s economy went from boom to bust.

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In the second half of this special two-part Dispatches, economist and author Will Hutton continues the definitive insider\'s account of how Britain\'s economy went from boom to bust.

A natural history portrait of a year in Yellowstone, following the fortunes of America's wildlife icons as they face the challenges of one of the most extraordinary wildernesses on Earth.

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A natural history portrait of a year in Yellowstone, following the fortunes of America's wildlife icons as they face the challenges of one of the most extraordinary wildernesses on Earth.

As the first anniversary of Boris Johnson\'s election as Mayor of London approaches, Dispatches takes a look at his first 11 months in office to find out where he is taking the nation\'s capital in the build-up to the 2012 Olympics.

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As the first anniversary of Boris Johnson\'s election as Mayor of London approaches, Dispatches takes a look at his first 11 months in office to find out where he is taking the nation\'s capital in the build-up to the 2012 Olympics.

There are some who believe that Darwin\'s theory of evolution has weakened religion, fuelled in part by Richard Dawkins\' publishing phenomenon The God Delusion. Conor Cunningham argues that nothing could be further from the truth.

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There are some who believe that Darwin\'s theory of evolution has weakened religion, fuelled in part by Richard Dawkins\' publishing phenomenon The God Delusion. Conor Cunningham argues that nothing could be further from the truth.

With soldiers and police once again being killed in Northern Ireland, Panorama offers the most detailed analysis yet of the resurgent terrorist threat in Northern Ireland.

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With soldiers and police once again being killed in Northern Ireland, Panorama offers the most detailed analysis yet of the resurgent terrorist threat in Northern Ireland.

It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles into landfill sites in the obscurity of the Arizona desert?

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It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles into landfill sites in the obscurity of the Arizona desert?

As patient numbers and pressures increase, Dispatches investigates the reality of work for nurses around the country and examines whether patient care is being compromised in NHS hospitals.

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As patient numbers and pressures increase, Dispatches investigates the reality of work for nurses around the country and examines whether patient care is being compromised in NHS hospitals.

Bestselling author Terry Pratchett has early onset Alzheimer's disease. And he wants Alzheimer's to be sorry that it ever caught him. In the second of this two-part series, Terry confronts his future living with the disease. He travels to America to witness first-hand how they are coping with the 'tsunami of Alzheimer's', and meets the unlikely doctor who stumbled across a controversial new treatment that he claims produces remarkable results in minutes.

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Bestselling author Terry Pratchett has early onset Alzheimer's disease. And he wants Alzheimer's to be sorry that it ever caught him. In the second of this two-part series, Terry confronts his future living with the disease. He travels to America to witness first-hand how they are coping with the 'tsunami of Alzheimer's', and meets the unlikely doctor who stumbled across a controversial new treatment that he claims produces remarkable results in minutes.

Documentary series on the fall of the Iron Curtain and its legacy.How the collapse of communism affected people in the 'socialist paradise' of East Germany.

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Documentary series on the fall of the Iron Curtain and its legacy.How the collapse of communism affected people in the 'socialist paradise' of East Germany.

Drama charting Margaret Thatcher\'s astonishing fall from power, one of the most extraordinary stories of political assassination the world has seen. It took only eleven days for Thatcher to go from being the most powerful woman in the world to the tearful figure in the back of the car.

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Drama charting Margaret Thatcher\'s astonishing fall from power, one of the most extraordinary stories of political assassination the world has seen. It took only eleven days for Thatcher to go from being the most powerful woman in the world to the tearful figure in the back of the car.

Former cabinet minister Michael Portillo assesses the legacy and continued influence of Margaret Thatcher on the Conservative Party.

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Former cabinet minister Michael Portillo assesses the legacy and continued influence of Margaret Thatcher on the Conservative Party.

February 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Tehran and the overthrowing of the Shah. Throughout the month, BBC World News will have news and documentary coverage assessing the impact of the revolution on modern day Iran and its relations with the rest of the world.

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February 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Tehran and the overthrowing of the Shah. Throughout the month, BBC World News will have news and documentary coverage assessing the impact of the revolution on modern day Iran and its relations with the rest of the world.

Explores the fraught but often surprisingly intimate history of Britain\'s relations with Iran, and asks why Iranians think that if something goes wrong in Iran then Britain must have something to do with it.

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Explores the fraught but often surprisingly intimate history of Britain\'s relations with Iran, and asks why Iranians think that if something goes wrong in Iran then Britain must have something to do with it.

Kimberly Rivers Roberts' chilling, Oscar-nominated home video captures the ferocious force of Hurricane Katrina as it lays waste to the city of New Orleans.

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Kimberly Rivers Roberts' chilling, Oscar-nominated home video captures the ferocious force of Hurricane Katrina as it lays waste to the city of New Orleans.

Coal had powered Britain's industrial rise, with her mills and furnaces, railways and steamships depending on it. In the peak years a million men laboured in the mines, many in poor and dangerous working conditions like those contributor Dick Martin found when he began as pit boy aged 14.

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Coal had powered Britain's industrial rise, with her mills and furnaces, railways and steamships depending on it. In the peak years a million men laboured in the mines, many in poor and dangerous working conditions like those contributor Dick Martin found when he began as pit boy aged 14.

This True Stories documentary unravels the tangled tale of Venezuela's oil industry, which was taken into state control by President Hugo Chavez in 2002.

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This True Stories documentary unravels the tangled tale of Venezuela's oil industry, which was taken into state control by President Hugo Chavez in 2002.

Documentary telling the true story of five young British freestyle footballers' journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona, a coming-of-age road movie about a group of young men in pursuit of a lifelong dream.

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Documentary telling the true story of five young British freestyle footballers' journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero, Diego Maradona, a coming-of-age road movie about a group of young men in pursuit of a lifelong dream.

Documentary telling the story of legendary Brazilian footballers Pele and Garrincha, whose emergence following Brazil's defeat at home in the 1950 World Cup Final heralded the dawn of a golden age of football for the country.

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Documentary telling the story of legendary Brazilian footballers Pele and Garrincha, whose emergence following Brazil's defeat at home in the 1950 World Cup Final heralded the dawn of a golden age of football for the country.

How has the Beautiful Game played into fascist ideology? BBC Four explores how the 20th century's three most prominent fascist dictators, Mussolini, Hitler and Franco, seized upon football's massive popular appeal and ruthlessly exploited it as a vehicle for propaganda.

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How has the Beautiful Game played into fascist ideology? BBC Four explores how the 20th century's three most prominent fascist dictators, Mussolini, Hitler and Franco, seized upon football's massive popular appeal and ruthlessly exploited it as a vehicle for propaganda.

David Attenborough asks three key questions: how and why did Darwin come up with his theory of evolution? Why do we think he was right? And why is it more important now than ever before?

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David Attenborough asks three key questions: how and why did Darwin come up with his theory of evolution? Why do we think he was right? And why is it more important now than ever before?

When disaster strikes who lives and who dies is not purely a matter of luck. In every disaster, from those people face once in a lifetime, to those they face every day, there are things that can be done to increase the chances of getting out alive.

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When disaster strikes who lives and who dies is not purely a matter of luck. In every disaster, from those people face once in a lifetime, to those they face every day, there are things that can be done to increase the chances of getting out alive.

Why are you more likely to have a heart attack at eight o'clock in the morning or crash your car on the motorway at two o'clock in the afternoon? Can taking your medication at the right time of day really save your life? And have you ever wondered why teenagers will not get out of bed in the morning?

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Why are you more likely to have a heart attack at eight o'clock in the morning or crash your car on the motorway at two o'clock in the afternoon? Can taking your medication at the right time of day really save your life? And have you ever wondered why teenagers will not get out of bed in the morning?

Horizon uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ask: where do dreams come from? Do they have meaning? And ultimately, why do we dream?

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Horizon uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ask: where do dreams come from? Do they have meaning? And ultimately, why do we dream?

What is wrong with nudity? Why are people embarrassed about their bodies? How and why did they get the way they are?

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What is wrong with nudity? Why are people embarrassed about their bodies? How and why did they get the way they are?

Professor Brian Cox takes a global journey in search of the energy source of the future. Called nuclear fusion, it is the process that fuels the sun and every other star in the universe. Yet despite over five decades of effort, scientists have been unable to get even a single watt of fusion electricity onto the grid.

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Professor Brian Cox takes a global journey in search of the energy source of the future. Called nuclear fusion, it is the process that fuels the sun and every other star in the universe. Yet despite over five decades of effort, scientists have been unable to get even a single watt of fusion electricity onto the grid.

In part three of this landmark series from Norma Percy and the team that made the multi-award winning documentaries The Death of Yugoslavia and Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs, contributors, including Iran's President Khatami, tell the inside story of the West's continuing nuclear confrontation with Iran. The film also shows a rare moment when they worked together.

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In part three of this landmark series from Norma Percy and the team that made the multi-award winning documentaries The Death of Yugoslavia and Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs, contributors, including Iran's President Khatami, tell the inside story of the West's continuing nuclear confrontation with Iran. The film also shows a rare moment when they worked together.