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A Survivor's Guide To Plane Crashes

A Survivor's Guide To Plane Crashes

Every day across the world, more than 3 million people catch a plane. Yet despite it being the safest form of travel, many of us are terrified of flying and what we fear most is crashing and dying. Most people believe that if they're in a plane crash their time is up, in fact the truth is...

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How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

In a Horizon special, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. In his lengthy career, Sir David has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly seven billion. He reflects on the profound effects of...

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Poverty in Chicago

Poverty in Chicago

Directed and Produced by Brian Schodorf this film is an exploration of how the drug afflicted homeless population affects society as a whole with exclusive interviews with Chicago's top social and political leaders. Schodorf's relationship with the men allows the viewer to get a true inside...

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The Enemies of Reason

The Enemies of Reason

The Enemies of Reason is a two-part television documentary, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Is it rational that the dead can communicate with the living and give sound advice on how they should live their lives? What about sticking pins into your body to free...

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If The Oil Runs Out

If The Oil Runs Out

The demand for energy has risen relentlessly over the last 150 years in line with industrial development and population growth. And as economies of developing countries like China and India continue to grow, it is predicted demand will rise by a further 50% by 2030. President Bush has already...

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Louis Theroux: Hypnotists

Hypnotists

Louis travels to Vegas to meet some of the leader's in the field of hypnotic self-improvement. He signs up for a course with Marshall Sylver a hypnotist who seems to have a great deal in common with the likes of Jimmy Swaggart - he claims he can make you into a millionaire but when Louis asks...

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The Smell of Paradise

The Smell of Paradise

An Islamic world tour is documented here by visits to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Qatar, to highlight events post 9/11, including footage taken a few years before. The film above all endeavors to shed light on the process leading young men to the radical choice of self-sacrifice,...

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The Curse of Oil

The Curse of Oil

Three-part series that goes on a revealing journey through the world's oil-producing regions, beyond the familiar territory of the Middle East. Now that the oil price appears to be rising inexorably at the pumps, newspapers are full of gloomy predictions related to our increasing addiction to...

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Richest People of the Middle East

Richest People of The Middle East

In this special programme being broadcast by Discovery Channel, viewers gain an exclusive glimpse into the extraordinary lives of four men who have made millions by making their mark across the Middle East region. Meet Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Hamad Al Nahyan, who has one of the most unique car...

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How to Survive a Disaster?

How to Survive a Disaster?

When disaster strikes who lives and who dies is not purely a matter of luck. In every disaster, from those people face once in a lifetime, to those they face every day, there are things that can be done to increase the chances of getting out alive. Horizon has gathered a team of leading...

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Gamer Revolution

Gamer Revolution

Computer games are a global phenomenon and a $25 billion a year industry. Over 800 million people worldwide are regular players. Gamer Revolution looks past the hype, paranoia and hoopla to explore the real stories behind the computer game revolution. Gamer Revolution explores how computer...

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Under the Knife

Under the Knife

Louis Theroux travels out to Los Angeles to check out the world of plastic surgery, where breast enhancements, tummy tucks, muscle implants and the like are common procedures. Spending time in the surgeries of several plastic surgeons, Louis meets the doctors who carry out the operations and...

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