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Inside the Medieval Mind

Inside the Medieval Mind

One of the world's greatest authorities on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett of St Andrew's University, investigates the intellectual landscape of the medieval world. In the first programme, Knowledge, he explores the way medieval man understood the world - as a place of mystery, even...

8.27

Taboo: Body Modifications

Taboo: Body Modifications

See what makes people radically reshape their bodies - from neck stretching in Thailand to breast ironing in Cameroon to silicone implants that enhance American male physiques. Many examples of extreme body modification are scarification, branding, implants, and splitting tongues....

8.00

Katie Piper: My Beautiful Face

Katie Piper - My Beautiful Face

Katie Piper (born 12th October 1983) is a former model and television presenter from Andover, Hampshire in England. Piper had hoped to have a full-time career in the media, but in March 2008 in North London, sulfuric acid was thrown at her face by Stefan Sylvestre. The acid attack, which...

8.00

Us Now

Us Now

A film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the Internet. In his student flat in Colchester, Jack Howe is staring intently into his computer screen. He is picking the team for Ebbsfleet United's FA Trophy Semi-Final match against Aldershot. Around the world 35,000...

8.17

Daughter from Danang

Daughter from Danang

A heartbreaking documentary that upsets your expectations of happily-ever-afters, Daughter from Danang is a riveting emotional drama of longing, identity, and the personal legacy of war. To all outward appearances, Heidi is the proverbial "all-American girl", hailing from small town Pulaski,...

6.36

Banking on Heaven

Banking on Heaven

Polygamy in the heartland of the American West. Banking on Heaven is the inside story of the largest polygamous enclave in the United States, written, produced, and narrated by Laurie Allen, who escaped a similar polygamous sect. Banking on Heaven reveals what happens behind closed doors in...

7.91

Wings of Evolution

Wings of Evolution

Wings of Evolution is a film which revolves around the revolutionary educational system of Siragu Montessori School, a school for homeless and underprivileged children, located in the remote outskirts of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India. For a long time, the focus of education in India has been...

8.38

Fourteen Days in May

Fourteen Days in May

Fourteen Days in May is a documentary directed by Paul Hamann. The program recounts the final days before the execution of Edward Earl Johnson, an American prisoner convicted of rape and murder. Johnson protested his innocence and claimed that his confession had been made under duress. He was...

7.50

Louis Theroux: Survivalists

Louis Theroux - Survivalists

In Idaho, Louis meets military enthusiasts and right-wing patriots who are preparing for a global catastrophe, including trips to survivalists' store Safetrek and a mountain refuge for conspiracy theorists called Almost Heaven. Louis also visits the Aryan Nation Church and helps to build a...

8.05

Maybe Buenos Aires?

Maybe Buenos Aires?

A universal story that touches upon many of the themes that cross the modern world we live in: dislocation of people, destruction of their dreams overnight by crises they are not responsible for and their efforts to survive. Luis Caro emigrated to Madrid in 2002, where he had to survive...

8.50