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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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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.

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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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.

Documentary exploring the sport of wheelchair rugby and the fierce rivalry between the American and Canadian teams before and during the Athens games of 2004.

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Documentary exploring the sport of wheelchair rugby and the fierce rivalry between the American and Canadian teams before and during the Athens games of 2004.

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.

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.

  • Supersized Earth

  • BBC

Supersized Earth traces the spectacular story of how humans have transformed our world in a generation.

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Supersized Earth traces the spectacular story of how humans have transformed our world in a generation.

In this episode, Dallas explores how we can travel further and faster than ever before - and how our desire to shrink the world is inspiring some of the most extraordinary engineering projects on the planet.

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In this episode, Dallas explores how we can travel further and faster than ever before - and how our desire to shrink the world is inspiring some of the most extraordinary engineering projects on the planet.

Cinematic documentary examining the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers.

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Cinematic documentary examining the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers.

  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

  • BBC 2

Series following a team of more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they race to build a brand new railway under London - Crossrail - London's new Underground.

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Series following a team of more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they race to build a brand new railway under London - Crossrail - London's new Underground.

Series following a team of more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they race to build a brand new railway under London - Crossrail - London\'s new Underground.

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Series following a team of more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they race to build a brand new railway under London - Crossrail - London\'s new Underground.

This episode follows engineers building London\'s brand new underground railway, Crossrail, as they take on a Great British obsession - building train tunnels under water.

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This episode follows engineers building London\'s brand new underground railway, Crossrail, as they take on a Great British obsession - building train tunnels under water.

A team battles to put together the giant jigsaw that will become a cathedral-sized station at Canary Wharf. It\\\'s so big, they have to build it in a dock and underwater. Its architect-designed roof is so complicated it comes in a kit of over 2,500 pieces.

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A team battles to put together the giant jigsaw that will become a cathedral-sized station at Canary Wharf. It\\\'s so big, they have to build it in a dock and underwater. Its architect-designed roof is so complicated it comes in a kit of over 2,500 pieces.

With exclusive access, this returning series follows the construction workers of Crossrail as they battle to finish the final stages of the new Elizabeth Line underground railway beneath the streets of London.

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With exclusive access, this returning series follows the construction workers of Crossrail as they battle to finish the final stages of the new Elizabeth Line underground railway beneath the streets of London.

Final part of an exclusive series following the construction of Crossrail - one of Europe’s largest projects and one of the most ambitious in Britain since the time of Brunel.

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Final part of an exclusive series following the construction of Crossrail - one of Europe’s largest projects and one of the most ambitious in Britain since the time of Brunel.

Can the remains of a Greek athlete tell us about the world of ancient sports? "The First Olympians" uses forensics, special effects and reconstructions to bring us back in time to the sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia. Find out everything about the sports and lifestyles of athletes in Ancient Greece.

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Can the remains of a Greek athlete tell us about the world of ancient sports? "The First Olympians" uses forensics, special effects and reconstructions to bring us back in time to the sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia. Find out everything about the sports and lifestyles of athletes in Ancient Greece.

  • The Genius of Invention

  • BBC

Examining the inventions that led to the electrical, the transport and the communication revolutions that shaped the modern world.

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Examining the inventions that led to the electrical, the transport and the communication revolutions that shaped the modern world.

We take our ability to travel quickly and safely across the globe for granted. This episode reveals the fascinating chain of events that made such everyday marvels possible, telling the story of the handful of extraordinary inventors and inventions who helped build the modern world by making the miracle of powered transport mundane.

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We take our ability to travel quickly and safely across the globe for granted. This episode reveals the fascinating chain of events that made such everyday marvels possible, telling the story of the handful of extraordinary inventors and inventions who helped build the modern world by making the miracle of powered transport mundane.

  • The History of Football: The Beautiful Game

  • Richard Jones

The History Of Football - The Beautiful Game takes you beyond great goals and classic match action to focus on every aspect of the game. On and off the pitch, along the corridors of power, from its humble beginnings to the billion pound industry it is today.

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The History Of Football - The Beautiful Game takes you beyond great goals and classic match action to focus on every aspect of the game. On and off the pitch, along the corridors of power, from its humble beginnings to the billion pound industry it is today.

This episode looks at the growth of football in Africa. It covers how the game was first introduced and the changes it has undergone over the years.

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This episode looks at the growth of football in Africa. It covers how the game was first introduced and the changes it has undergone over the years.

This episode looks at how football took its shape in Europe. It also looks at the formation of FIFA and the teams that dominated the early years.

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This episode looks at how football took its shape in Europe. It also looks at the formation of FIFA and the teams that dominated the early years.

This episode looks at varying cultures and how they have developed the same basic game to incorporate their own cultural diversity. It looks into great detail at Africa in the ?50s and how the attempt at creating the United States of Africa failed.

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This episode looks at varying cultures and how they have developed the same basic game to incorporate their own cultural diversity. It looks into great detail at Africa in the ?50s and how the attempt at creating the United States of Africa failed.

The first topic of focus in this episode is the French and how they have recently become a force in world football, since their memorable win on home soil in the 1998 World Cup.

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The first topic of focus in this episode is the French and how they have recently become a force in world football, since their memorable win on home soil in the 1998 World Cup.

This episode looks at the football media and how they are both needed for the game and at times its worst enemy.

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This episode looks at the football media and how they are both needed for the game and at times its worst enemy.

Documentary telling the intimate but explosive story about the man behind the greatest fraud in recent sporting history, a portrait of a man who stopped at nothing in pursuit of money, fame and success.

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Documentary telling the intimate but explosive story about the man behind the greatest fraud in recent sporting history, a portrait of a man who stopped at nothing in pursuit of money, fame and success.

In 2001, four Pakistani Britons travel to Pakistan for a wedding and in a surge of idealism, decide to see the situation of war-torn Afganistan which is being bombed by the American forces in retaliation to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Once there they are captured by Northern Alliance fighters. They are then handed them over the American forces who transport them to the prison camps at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba.

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In 2001, four Pakistani Britons travel to Pakistan for a wedding and in a surge of idealism, decide to see the situation of war-torn Afganistan which is being bombed by the American forces in retaliation to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Once there they are captured by Northern Alliance fighters. They are then handed them over the American forces who transport them to the prison camps at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba.

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.

Martina Navratilova’s tweet about trans women athletes sparked a heated argument. In this documentary, she opens up the debate to answer some of her own questions.

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Martina Navratilova’s tweet about trans women athletes sparked a heated argument. In this documentary, she opens up the debate to answer some of her own questions.

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.

This second episode looks at how athletes and activists around the world hit white South Africa where it hurts - on the playing field.

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This second episode looks at how athletes and activists around the world hit white South Africa where it hurts - on the playing field.

Documentary presented by former French international footballer Thierry Henry. He looks at the stories of Euros gone by and the cultural impact football has had across Europe.

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Documentary presented by former French international footballer Thierry Henry. He looks at the stories of Euros gone by and the cultural impact football has had across Europe.