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  • Dispatches - The Slumdog Children of Mumbai

  • Channel 4

Dispatches reveals the brutal reality of life on the streets and in the slums of Mumbai, following the daily struggles of four young children to survive.

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Dispatches reveals the brutal reality of life on the streets and in the slums of Mumbai, following the daily struggles of four young children to survive.

  • Dispatches - The Trouble with Boris

  • Channel 4

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.

  • Dispatches - The Truth About Street Weapons

  • Channel 4

2008 has seen a staggering number of teenage gang and knife attacks on Britain's streets with a death toll comparable to that of our troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Dispatches investigates.

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2008 has seen a staggering number of teenage gang and knife attacks on Britain's streets with a death toll comparable to that of our troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Dispatches investigates.

  • Dispatches - The Warlords Next Door

  • Channel 4

Dispatches reveals how key politicians at the heart of the vicious fighting in Somalia - described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis - enjoy incredibly close links to Britain.

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Dispatches reveals how key politicians at the heart of the vicious fighting in Somalia - described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis - enjoy incredibly close links to Britain.

  • Dispatches - The Wonderful World of Tony Blair

  • Channel 4

Since resigning in June 2007, Tony Blair has financially enriched himself more than any previous ex-prime minister. Reporter Peter Oborne reveals some of the sources of his new-found wealth, much of which comes from the Middle East.

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Since resigning in June 2007, Tony Blair has financially enriched himself more than any previous ex-prime minister. Reporter Peter Oborne reveals some of the sources of his new-found wealth, much of which comes from the Middle East.

  • Dispatches - Who Took Your Pension?

  • Channel 4

Dispatches lifts the lid on the pensions crisis. The programme names some of the blue-chip companies that have abandoned final salary pension schemes. It shows how widespread the problem of underperforming pensions is, and how difficult it is to get full compensation if things go wrong

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Dispatches lifts the lid on the pensions crisis. The programme names some of the blue-chip companies that have abandoned final salary pension schemes. It shows how widespread the problem of underperforming pensions is, and how difficult it is to get full compensation if things go wrong

  • Dispatches-Britain's Islamic Republic

  • BBC

Dispatches investigates a fundamentalist Islamic group headquartered in Britain, and its claims to have placed its \'brothers\' in positions of political power here.

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Dispatches investigates a fundamentalist Islamic group headquartered in Britain, and its claims to have placed its \'brothers\' in positions of political power here.

  • Dispatches: Tabloids' Dirty Secrets

  • Channel 4

In the wake of the resignation of the Downing Street\'s head of communications Andy Coulson, Dispatches charts the unfolding events in the phone hacking scandal.

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In the wake of the resignation of the Downing Street\'s head of communications Andy Coulson, Dispatches charts the unfolding events in the phone hacking scandal.

  • Five Ways to Save the World

  • Jonathan Barker

Five of the world's top scientists present the revolutionary scientific inventions they believe could stop global warming and prevent worldwide disaster. Ideas include putting a giant glass sunshade in space to deflect a small portion of the sun's rays back into space and the firing ofrockets loaded with tons of sulphur into the stratosphere creating a vast, but very thin sunscreen of sulphur around the earth

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Five of the world's top scientists present the revolutionary scientific inventions they believe could stop global warming and prevent worldwide disaster. Ideas include putting a giant glass sunshade in space to deflect a small portion of the sun's rays back into space and the firing ofrockets loaded with tons of sulphur into the stratosphere creating a vast, but very thin sunscreen of sulphur around the earth

  • Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia

  • BBC 4

The Prussian king Frederick the Great was one of the greatest warriors and leaders in modern European history, achieving greatness through the Seven Years War and lauded as a philosopher and cultured 'Prince of the Enlightenment'. Yet the reputation of both Frederick and his Prussia was to be tarnished by association with Hitler's Nazi regime. Historian Christopher Clark re-examines the life and achievements of one of Germany's most colourful and controversial leaders.

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The Prussian king Frederick the Great was one of the greatest warriors and leaders in modern European history, achieving greatness through the Seven Years War and lauded as a philosopher and cultured 'Prince of the Enlightenment'. Yet the reputation of both Frederick and his Prussia was to be tarnished by association with Hitler's Nazi regime. Historian Christopher Clark re-examines the life and achievements of one of Germany's most colourful and controversial leaders.

  • Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

  • BBC 4

Gil Scott-Heron was one of the most influential musicians and poets of the last 50 years. In Don Letts\'s documentary, Gil tells his own story for the first time - from being one of the first black children to integrate an all-white Southern state school to becoming the Godfather of Rap.

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Gil Scott-Heron was one of the most influential musicians and poets of the last 50 years. In Don Letts\'s documentary, Gil tells his own story for the first time - from being one of the first black children to integrate an all-white Southern state school to becoming the Godfather of Rap.

  • Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words - 02 - The Grand Experiment

  • BBC 4

The question of how to run a good society has puzzled intellectuals for centuries. Should we allow governments to secure a better country, or place our trust in the individual?

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The question of how to run a good society has puzzled intellectuals for centuries. Should we allow governments to secure a better country, or place our trust in the individual?

  • Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words - 03 - The Culture Wars

  • BBC 4

Culture used to be so easy to define - it was ballet, opera, Shakespeare, Beethoven... But in the 20th century, these easy assumptions were torn apart by intellectuals who turned culture into a political weapon.

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Culture used to be so easy to define - it was ballet, opera, Shakespeare, Beethoven... But in the 20th century, these easy assumptions were torn apart by intellectuals who turned culture into a political weapon.

  • Horizon - Is Alcohol Worse than Ecstasy?

  • BBC

Recent research has analysed the link between the harmful effects of drugs relative to their current classification by law with some startling conclusions. Perhaps most startling of all is that alcohol, solvents and tobacco (all unclassified drugs) are rated more dangerous than ecstasy, 4-MTA and LSD (all class A drugs). If the current ABC system is retained, alcohol would be rated a class A drug and tobacco class B.

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Recent research has analysed the link between the harmful effects of drugs relative to their current classification by law with some startling conclusions. Perhaps most startling of all is that alcohol, solvents and tobacco (all unclassified drugs) are rated more dangerous than ecstasy, 4-MTA and LSD (all class A drugs). If the current ABC system is retained, alcohol would be rated a class A drug and tobacco class B.

  • How Facebook Changed the World: The Arab Spring Part 01

  • BBC 2

The story of how the Arab world erupted in revolution, as a new generation used the internet and social media to try to overthrow their hated leaders.

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The story of how the Arab world erupted in revolution, as a new generation used the internet and social media to try to overthrow their hated leaders.

  • How Facebook Changed the World: The Arab Spring Part 02

  • BBC 2

In the last of this two part series, Mishal Husain meets those who spread the revolt to Libya and Bahrain, and those who are still fighting the Syrian regime.

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In the last of this two part series, Mishal Husain meets those who spread the revolt to Libya and Bahrain, and those who are still fighting the Syrian regime.

  • Immigration Is a Time Bomb

  • Tony Stark

One of two contrasting views on immigration under the slot title 'Unwelcome Britain?'. The other is 'Let 'em all in' Looks at the impact of immigration on social and health services, the economy and British cultural identity. Rod Liddle, takes a critical look at current immigration policy and raises concerns about problems that need addressing in order to prevent growing resentment and anger from many people in the country.

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One of two contrasting views on immigration under the slot title 'Unwelcome Britain?'. The other is 'Let 'em all in' Looks at the impact of immigration on social and health services, the economy and British cultural identity. Rod Liddle, takes a critical look at current immigration policy and raises concerns about problems that need addressing in order to prevent growing resentment and anger from many people in the country.

  • Inside the Commons - Part 2 :Upstairs, Downstairs

  • BBC

In the second episode of this major four-part series, presenter Michael Cockerell explores the upstairs-downstairs world of the House of Commons. We see what goes on backstage at the state opening, when the Queen comes to open the parliamentary year, including a surreal traditional search for gunpowder.

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In the second episode of this major four-part series, presenter Michael Cockerell explores the upstairs-downstairs world of the House of Commons. We see what goes on backstage at the state opening, when the Queen comes to open the parliamentary year, including a surreal traditional search for gunpowder.

  • Inside the Commons - Part 3 :Party Games

  • BBC

In the third episode of this major four-part series, presenter Michael Cockerell sees how the traditional three-party system appears to be falling apart at the seams. Back-bench MPs are becoming increasingly rebellious as they confront the dark arts of the whips - the shadowy figures who seek to impose party discipline.

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In the third episode of this major four-part series, presenter Michael Cockerell sees how the traditional three-party system appears to be falling apart at the seams. Back-bench MPs are becoming increasingly rebellious as they confront the dark arts of the whips - the shadowy figures who seek to impose party discipline.

  • Inside the Commons - Part 4 :Reinventing the House

  • BBC

In the final part of this major four-part series, battles break out over the future of the House. Speaker John Bercow runs into trouble with his own plans for reforming it. Wealthy Tory backbencher Zac Goldsmith tries to give voters the power to sack their MPs - and the establishment tries to stop him.

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In the final part of this major four-part series, battles break out over the future of the House. Speaker John Bercow runs into trouble with his own plans for reforming it. Wealthy Tory backbencher Zac Goldsmith tries to give voters the power to sack their MPs - and the establishment tries to stop him.

  • Iran and the West. Episode 01. The Man who Changed the World

  • Dai Richards

Militant Islam enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival in power of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979. In this series of three programmes, key figures tell the inside story.

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Militant Islam enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival in power of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979. In this series of three programmes, key figures tell the inside story.

  • Iran and the West. Episode 03. Nuclear Confrontation

  • Dai Richards

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.

  • Is Football Racist ?

  • BBC 3

Following a season in which football has been rocked by allegations of racism, former Premier league defender Clarke Carlisle explores how far his profession has really progressed since the dark days of banana throwing on the terraces in this documentary.

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Following a season in which football has been rocked by allegations of racism, former Premier league defender Clarke Carlisle explores how far his profession has really progressed since the dark days of banana throwing on the terraces in this documentary.

  • Jack: A Soldier's Story

  • Ben Anderson

Following on from the BAFTA-shortlisted Panorama programme Taking on The Taliban, Ben Anderson catches up with 24-year-old Lance Corporal Jack Mizon of the Queen's Company, Grenadier Guards.

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Following on from the BAFTA-shortlisted Panorama programme Taking on The Taliban, Ben Anderson catches up with 24-year-old Lance Corporal Jack Mizon of the Queen's Company, Grenadier Guards.

  • JFK: The Making of Modern Politics

  • BBC 2

On both sides of the Atlantic, John F Kennedy continues to be invoked by today\'s politicians in the hope that some of his magic might rub off on them. But, 50 years since Kennedy\'s election, Andrew Marr asks whether JFK\'s legacy has tarnished politics ever since.

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On both sides of the Atlantic, John F Kennedy continues to be invoked by today\'s politicians in the hope that some of his magic might rub off on them. But, 50 years since Kennedy\'s election, Andrew Marr asks whether JFK\'s legacy has tarnished politics ever since.

  • Justice: Fairness and the Big Society

  • BBC 4

From the Royal Institution in London, Harvard professor Michael Sandel hosts a discussion to explore fairness in public policy and the Big Society.

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From the Royal Institution in London, Harvard professor Michael Sandel hosts a discussion to explore fairness in public policy and the Big Society.

  • Law and Disorder in Philadelphia : Louis Theroux

  • BBC

Louis Theroux joins the Philadelphia Police Department patrolling the most dangerous part of one of the most violent cities in America.

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Louis Theroux joins the Philadelphia Police Department patrolling the most dangerous part of one of the most violent cities in America.

  • Let 'em All in

  • James Quin

One of two contrasting views on immigration under the slot title 'Unwelcome Britain?'. The other is 'Immigration is a Time Bomb'

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One of two contrasting views on immigration under the slot title 'Unwelcome Britain?'. The other is 'Immigration is a Time Bomb'

  • Louis Theroux - Ultra Zionists

  • BBC 2

Louis Theroux spends time with a small and very committed subculture of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers.

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Louis Theroux spends time with a small and very committed subculture of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers.

  • Margaret

  • BBC

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.