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Ross Kemp: In Search of Pirates

Ross Kemp: In Search of Pirates

The actor investigates the boom in piracy on the world's oceans, traveling to some of the planet’s biggest trouble spots to discover the problems faced by potential targets and those trying to protect them. He begins in London, where he discovers the economic impact of hijackings on global...

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Law and Disorder in Philadelphia and Johannesburg

Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia

Theroux seems to relish the challenge in his documentary on BBC2, Law and Disorder in Philadelphia. The endearingly weedy Theroux is seen bounding in and out of police cars, thrust into the frontline of rapid response teams. "My first thought was, If I get killed it’s not because I’m going...

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Ross Kemp on Gangs

Ross Kemp on Gangs

Highest murder rate in the world for a country not officially at war. Ross visits Kingston, the most violent area in all of Jamaica, and speaks to gang members there. A study carried out by A. Harriott shows that the homicide rate in Jamaica is four times higher than the world rate, with the...

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Banged Up Abroad

Banged Up Abroad: Scott and Lucy's Story

This series tells the true stories that would be any traveller’s worst nightmare - when a holiday in paradise becomes a journey into hell that ends up in prison abroad. Through graphic dramatic reconstruction, each film tells the story of someone who’s been arrested and thrown into a...

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The Phoenix Strangler

The Phoenix Strangler

Sipho Agmatir Thwala was South Africa’s Phoenix Strangler. Although he only operated for the relatively short period of a year from 1996 to 1997 he was to make it a terrifying year for KwaZulu-Natal province and rapidly became the most wanted man in the region. His MO was straightforward –...

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Charles Manson Superstar

Charles Manson Superstar

For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls 'the hallways of the all ways,' the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb. His thought was born in the hole of solitary confinement, apart from time and beyond the grasp of society. In...

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4.20

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, is murdered not long after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she's pregnant, one of Andrew's many close friends, Kurt Kuenne, begins this film, a gift to the child. Friends, relatives, and colleagues say warm and loving...

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8.50

Twist of Faith

Twist of Faith

There's no easy way to address a highly charged subject like the sexual abuse of young boys by Catholic priests, but with Twist of Faith, director Kirby Dick has taken a straightforward approach, using neither fanfare nor frills to create an unflinching but highly personal documentary about...

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Mob Stories: The Big Guy (Frank Cotroni)

Mob Stories - The Big Guy (Frank Cotroni)

Mobster Frank Santos Cotroni was known in mob circles as Le Gros, French for the Big Guy, and Il Cice, Italian for the tender, life-giving core at the center of a hard nut. The youngest of six Cotroni children, the Montreal-born mobster was certainly a hard nut. He served more than half his...

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How to Commit the Perfect Murder

How to Commit the Perfect Murder

Modern forensic science should make it impossible to commit murder and get away with it. But how easy would it be to outfox the detectives? With the help of top forensic scientists, and real-life murder investigations, we explore whether it's possible to commit a perfect murder. The body is...

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After School Arms Club

After School Arms Club

Mark Thomas puts the arms trade under the spotlight in this special edition of Dispatches, asking how easy it is to broker arms. Working his way through a spider's web of vast and, in some cases, archaic legislation, Thomas unearths a series of dangerous loopholes, inconsistencies and, even...

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American Drug War: The Last White Hope

American Drug War: The Last White Hope

35 years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over one million non-violent drug offenders living behind bars. The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four...

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