Politics - 6

Russian Godfathers

Russian Godfathers

This BBC documentary series examines the relationship between Russia’s richest men (the oligarchs) and Putin’s administration in the Kremlin. Broadcast a year before the Litvinenko murder, this fascinating series lifted the lid on the struggle that still continues between Putin, and his adversaries,...

7.83

Letters from Iran

Letters from Iran

While winds of change have been blowing through the Arab world, Iranians have been forced to wait for political reform. In 2009, in the aftermath of an election that saw Mahmoud Ahmadinejad controversially returned to power as president of the Islamic Republic, millions...

8.25

Secret Pakistan

Secret Pakistan

Two part documentary series which explores accusations by CIA officials and western diplomats that Pakistan is failing to live up to its alliances in the war on terror. In May this year, US Special Forces shot and killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan....

7.10

The Putin System

The Putin System

The Putin System is a documentary chronicling Putin’s rise to power in Russia along with the implications for ordinary Russian people. Russia is once again flexing its muscles. This time its weapons are not the Red Army or its nuclear arsenal, but the...

8.58

Capitalism Is the Crisis

Capitalism Is the Crisis

Capitalism Is The Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity examines the ideological roots of the austerity agenda and proposes revolutionary paths out of the current crisis. The film features original interviews with Chris Hedges, Derrick Jensen, Michael Hardt, Peter Gelderloos, Leo...

8.35

Face to Face with Annie Machon

Face to Face with Annie Machon

Annie Machon is a former British Security Service (MI5) intelligence officer who left the Service at the same time as David Shayler, her partner at the time, to help him blow the whistle about criminality within the intelligence agencies. By doing this, they...

8.08

Bhutto

Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto was one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimensions, of a privileged girl born into Pakistan’s equivalent of the Kennedy family. She would trade her Western lifestyle to become the...

8.05

After Democracy

After Democracy

Can democracy still be saved? Can we address the shortcomings of representative democracy - failing political parties, increasing distrust of government - within the current system or are we set to embark on a journey across a border where nobody ever dared to...

8.00

The Day India Burned: Partition

The Day India Burned: Partition

Documentary about the effects of Britain's withdrawal from India in 1947 which triggered one of the biggest migrations in history. 15 million were displaced and more than a million lost their lives. The story is told through the testimony of people who lived...

8.18

Showdown With Iran

Showdown With Iran

As the United States and Iran are locked in a battle for power and influence across the Middle East - with the fear of an Iranian nuclear weapon looming in the background - Frontline gains unprecedented access to Iranian hard-liners shaping government policy,...

4.63

Rivers of Blood

Rivers of Blood

Forty years after Enoch Powell's infamous speech predicting that mass immigration would lead to violence on our streets, filmmaker Denys Blakeway explores the impact of the maverick Conservative MP's words and legacy. Powell was a member of Edward Heath's Shadow Cabinet when he...

8.92

Gaddafi: Our Best Villain

Gaddafi: Our Best Villain

Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi (born 7 June 1942) is a Libyan politician and revolutionary, who has led the Libyan state since he overthrew King Idris in a 1969 bloodless coup and established the Libyan Arab Republic. He went on to survive revolts, military strikes...

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