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Richard Dawkins: Faith School Menace?

Richard Dawkins: Faith School Menace?

The number of faith schools in Britain is rising. Around 7,000 publicly funded schools - one in three - now has a religious affiliation. As the coalition government paves the way for more faith-based education by promoting 'free schools', the renowned atheist and evolutionary biologist...

8.96

The Story of English

The Story of English

The Story of English is the title of an Emmy Award winning nine-part television series, and a companion book, both produced in 1986, detailing the development of the English language. A little bit old but very good. The book and the television series were written by Robert MacNeil, Robert...

8.24

Children Full of Life

Children Full of Life

Mr. Kanamori, a teacher of a 4th grade class, teaches his students not only how to be students, but how to live. He gives them lessons on teamwork, community, the importance of openness, how to cope, and the harm caused by bullying. In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a...

9.14

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...

8.08

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,...

5.92

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