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Documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first satellite, Sputnik, which launched the space age in 1957. The film explores how satellites have affected almost every aspect of our lives, from spy satellites and GPS transforming the military to the communications revolution kickstarted by Telstar. But recent events in China have revealed just how vulnerable we might be, for they suggest we might be on the verge of another new age, one of satellite terrorism.

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Documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first satellite, Sputnik, which launched the space age in 1957. The film explores how satellites have affected almost every aspect of our lives, from spy satellites and GPS transforming the military to the communications revolution kickstarted by Telstar. But recent events in China have revealed just how vulnerable we might be, for they suggest we might be on the verge of another new age, one of satellite terrorism.

Documentary-maker David Malone delves into the secrets of ocean waves. In an elegant and original film he finds that waves are not made of water, that some waves travel sideways and that the sound of the ocean comes not from water but from bubbles.

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Documentary-maker David Malone delves into the secrets of ocean waves. In an elegant and original film he finds that waves are not made of water, that some waves travel sideways and that the sound of the ocean comes not from water but from bubbles.

Dean Potter is the only person in the world who does extreme slack-lining.This hair-raising variation of tightrope-walking finds Dean high in the sky, crossing a bouncy, one-inch-thick stretch of rope without using either a pole for balance, or any kind of safety harness.

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Dean Potter is the only person in the world who does extreme slack-lining.This hair-raising variation of tightrope-walking finds Dean high in the sky, crossing a bouncy, one-inch-thick stretch of rope without using either a pole for balance, or any kind of safety harness.

A celebration of the songs of Nick Drake, the concert features the original orchestrations of Nick's friend, the late Robert Kirby. It includes a house band anchored by Danny Thompson, the legendary bassist who played on Drake's first two albums.

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A celebration of the songs of Nick Drake, the concert features the original orchestrations of Nick's friend, the late Robert Kirby. It includes a house band anchored by Danny Thompson, the legendary bassist who played on Drake's first two albums.

The brother and best friend of Michael Hanley describe the night he was shot dead outside a club in Dewsbury. Each has a dramatic and moving story of the murder, the subsequent trial and the lasting effect the killing has had on them both.

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The brother and best friend of Michael Hanley describe the night he was shot dead outside a club in Dewsbury. Each has a dramatic and moving story of the murder, the subsequent trial and the lasting effect the killing has had on them both.

Of all the wonders of the human body, there's one more mysterious than any other. Blood: five precious litres that keep us alive. Yet how much do we really know about this sticky red substance and its mysterious, life-giving force?

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Of all the wonders of the human body, there's one more mysterious than any other. Blood: five precious litres that keep us alive. Yet how much do we really know about this sticky red substance and its mysterious, life-giving force?

2011 has been a year of epic-scale climate and geological events across the world. This film looks back on a year of natural disasters, all caught on camera in spectacular fashion.

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2011 has been a year of epic-scale climate and geological events across the world. This film looks back on a year of natural disasters, all caught on camera in spectacular fashion.

Andrew Marr looks at life in Britain at the time of the 2011 Census, revealing unexpected trends and facts about a country we only think we know.

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Andrew Marr looks at life in Britain at the time of the 2011 Census, revealing unexpected trends and facts about a country we only think we know.

International investigative documentary series. When a tsunami struck Japan in 2011, it swamped the Fukushima nuclear complex causing nuclear meltdown and releasing radiation that ultimately would leave hundreds of square miles uninhabitable, and cost a hundred thousand people.

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International investigative documentary series. When a tsunami struck Japan in 2011, it swamped the Fukushima nuclear complex causing nuclear meltdown and releasing radiation that ultimately would leave hundreds of square miles uninhabitable, and cost a hundred thousand people.

Joe Frazier takes British filmmaker John Dower back to 1975 and the most hyped boxing match in history - his epic third and final battle with sporting legend Muhammad Ali.

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Joe Frazier takes British filmmaker John Dower back to 1975 and the most hyped boxing match in history - his epic third and final battle with sporting legend Muhammad Ali.

Babes in Hollywood follows a dozen aspiring child actors over three months as they try to win US television roles against staggering odds.

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Babes in Hollywood follows a dozen aspiring child actors over three months as they try to win US television roles against staggering odds.

A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.

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A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.

Yuwali was 17 when her first contact with white men was filmed. In 1964, as part of a rocket-launching exercise, a native welfare patrol officer was checking that an area in Australia's Western Desert was not inhabited when he met Yuwali and 19 other Aboriginal women and children.

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Yuwali was 17 when her first contact with white men was filmed. In 1964, as part of a rocket-launching exercise, a native welfare patrol officer was checking that an area in Australia's Western Desert was not inhabited when he met Yuwali and 19 other Aboriginal women and children.

Amy Hardie's personal film follows a year in her life as she comes to terms with vividly dreaming of her own death.

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Amy Hardie's personal film follows a year in her life as she comes to terms with vividly dreaming of her own death.

Born and raised in Iran, film-maker Nahid Persson returns there to meet a 50-year-old man with four wives, twenty children - and an irascible, foul-mouthed mother

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Born and raised in Iran, film-maker Nahid Persson returns there to meet a 50-year-old man with four wives, twenty children - and an irascible, foul-mouthed mother

Henry Kissinger has done more than any other individual to shape the foreign policy of the United States, both during his time as Secretary of State, and afterwards, as he continued to advise successive presidents and governments around the world.Over a p

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Henry Kissinger has done more than any other individual to shape the foreign policy of the United States, both during his time as Secretary of State, and afterwards, as he continued to advise successive presidents and governments around the world.Over a p

Ten-year-old Michelito is the star of the child bullfighting circuit. He's killed over 240 bulls, but can baby-faced Michelito become the youngest professional matador in the world? And at what price does his fierce ambition come?

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Ten-year-old Michelito is the star of the child bullfighting circuit. He's killed over 240 bulls, but can baby-faced Michelito become the youngest professional matador in the world? And at what price does his fierce ambition come?

This story of the lives of three Australian women told with remarkable honesty demonstrates how fascinating and complex so-called 'ordinary' life can be.

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This story of the lives of three Australian women told with remarkable honesty demonstrates how fascinating and complex so-called 'ordinary' life can be.

Cannes-winning director Emir Kusturica's portrait of one of football's most extraordinary and enigmatic characters: Diego Maradona.

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Cannes-winning director Emir Kusturica's portrait of one of football's most extraordinary and enigmatic characters: Diego Maradona.

The funny, moving and surprising story of a young woman searching for her sperm donor father, who she knows only as Donor 150.

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The funny, moving and surprising story of a young woman searching for her sperm donor father, who she knows only as Donor 150.

Ten years ago, Phil Grabsky chronicled the life of Mir, an optimistic, cheeky and inquisitive eight-year-old Afghan boy, for the film The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan. The Boy from Bamiyan follows Mir's life over the next 10 years, as he becomes

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Ten years ago, Phil Grabsky chronicled the life of Mir, an optimistic, cheeky and inquisitive eight-year-old Afghan boy, for the film The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan. The Boy from Bamiyan follows Mir's life over the next 10 years, as he becomes

Albert Maysles' documentary chronicles Paul McCartney's poignant and cathartic experiences in New York in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Albert Maysles' documentary chronicles Paul McCartney's poignant and cathartic experiences in New York in the aftermath of 9/11.

Mike Tyson's life, told in the ex-fighter's own words, finds the controversial ex-heavyweight champion ruefully reflecting on his past.

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Mike Tyson's life, told in the ex-fighter's own words, finds the controversial ex-heavyweight champion ruefully reflecting on his past.

An award-winning portrait of Josh Harris, one of the internet's earliest visionaries and the man behind a bizarre psychological experiment that prefigured Big Brother.

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An award-winning portrait of Josh Harris, one of the internet's earliest visionaries and the man behind a bizarre psychological experiment that prefigured Big Brother.

For three and a half years Ruth was subjected to emotional and mental abuse at the hands of an unknown stalker.

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For three and a half years Ruth was subjected to emotional and mental abuse at the hands of an unknown stalker.

Bus drivers in Guatemala City are being murdered at a rate of one every other day as part of a campaign of extortion that threatens to bring the city to its knees. Extortion is the main source of income for Guatemala's criminal gangs, earning them millions of dollars a year, and the drivers are killed to instil fear as the gangs maintain their grip on the city.

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Bus drivers in Guatemala City are being murdered at a rate of one every other day as part of a campaign of extortion that threatens to bring the city to its knees. Extortion is the main source of income for Guatemala's criminal gangs, earning them millions of dollars a year, and the drivers are killed to instil fear as the gangs maintain their grip on the city.

Haiti hit the headlines last year when it was hit by yet another hurricane. Unreported World returns to the island to find that it's still in a state of emergency.

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Haiti hit the headlines last year when it was hit by yet another hurricane. Unreported World returns to the island to find that it's still in a state of emergency.

Manila is one of the world's most overpopulated cities. Reporter Jenny Kleeman and director Richard Cookson find the Philippine capital stretched to breaking point, with mothers four to a bed in maternity wards, primary schools with a thousand children in each year, and graveyards with no more room to bury the dead. As the world faces an overpopulation crisis, Manila provides a vision of what might become ordinary in the not too distant future.

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Manila is one of the world's most overpopulated cities. Reporter Jenny Kleeman and director Richard Cookson find the Philippine capital stretched to breaking point, with mothers four to a bed in maternity wards, primary schools with a thousand children in each year, and graveyards with no more room to bury the dead. As the world faces an overpopulation crisis, Manila provides a vision of what might become ordinary in the not too distant future.

Across India more than 60,000 children go missing every year. Unreported World explores the dark side of the booming economy, as many children are kidnapped into domestic slavery for the growing middle class and businesses, and others are kidnapped for ra

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Across India more than 60,000 children go missing every year. Unreported World explores the dark side of the booming economy, as many children are kidnapped into domestic slavery for the growing middle class and businesses, and others are kidnapped for ra

40 years ago, sisters Hong and Bo were separated by a brutal war. They've been looking for each other ever since. Watch the moment they meet.

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40 years ago, sisters Hong and Bo were separated by a brutal war. They've been looking for each other ever since. Watch the moment they meet.