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    Jon Venables: What Went Wrong? (2011)

    BBC documentary aired after Jon Venables, one of the two murderers of 2-year-old James Bulger in 1993, was re-incarcerated in 2010 for downloading and sharing child pornography on the Internet. In June 2011, Venables was denied parole for another year. On July 4th 2013, the parole board granted Venables parole. He was released from […]

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    Lindsay Lohan’s Indian Journey (2010)

    Lindsay Lohan’s Indian Journey is a 2010 British documentary film directed and produced by Maninderpal Sahota. It is presented and narrated by American actress Lindsay Lohan. In the hour long documentary, Lohan talks to victims of human trafficking in Delhi, Kolkata and a village in West Bengal. She also talks to a former trafficker, […]

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    Louis Theroux Dark States: Heroin Town (2017)

    The depiction of a town ravaged by a heroin epidemic in Louis Theroux: Dark States (BBC Two) wasn’t exactly heart-warming Sunday-night viewing. Once upon a time you could rely on a Louis Theroux documentary to offer up a feast of ironic giggles at the foibles of humankind. But for years now he’s been going […]

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    Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (2008)

    It was ranked the tenth most watched programme of the decade on BBC Two when it was first aired in 2008, after gaining 5.81 million viewers. The day after the film was first broadcast, it accounted for 27% of the activity on the BBC iPlayer, and it was the second most-watched programme on the […]

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    Love You To Death: A Year of Domestic Violence (2015)

    Between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013, 164 women were murdered in Britain. Of those 164, 86 died at the hands of a male partner or ex-partner. Some had suffered years of abuse before being brutally murdered. Some were killed when someone “snapped”. Others were slaughtered for saying they wanted a relationship to […]

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    Madeleine McCann – 10 Years On (2017)

    Somebody knows what happened to Madeleine McCann on the night of May 3 2007. But who – and could they ever be persuaded to speak the truth? On the tenth anniversary of the three-year-old’s disappearance from a sleepy Portuguese holiday resort BBC reporter Richard Bilton revisited the case for a Panorama special at once […]

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    Madness in the Fast Lane (2010)

    In 2008, BBC cameras filmed two Swedish sisters throwing themselves into traffic on the M6. When it was shown on BBC One, nearly 7 million viewers were glued to their screens, and millions more watched it later. The footage was shocking. One previewer wrote “On no account miss this documentary. It opens with what […]

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    Murdered For Her Selfies – 3 Parts (2016)

    Qandeel Baloch, one of Pakistan’s most famous and controversial social media stars, has been strangled to death in what police are calling a case of so called “honor” killing in the city of Multan in the country’s province of Punjab. Azhar Akram, Multan’s chief police officer, told CNN that Baloch was killed by her […]

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    NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York? (2016)

    NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York? is undoubtedly one of the most shocking, disturbing and anger-inflaming documentaries you’ll ever see. In one clip we see up to 10 police officers roughly manhandle a young black man to the ground. His crime? Flicking a cigarette butt on to the pavement, something that thousands of New […]

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    One Deadly Weekend In America (2017)

    What is it? A feature-length documentary about the gun-related deaths that occurred during a single weekend last year. Why you’ll love it: Look, you’re not going to love this one. Once you’ve watched it, it will be a long time before you’ve rebuilt the stamina to watch it again. This is a gruelling, harrowing, […]

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    Scotland’s Secret Serial Killer (2009)

    The World’s End Murders is the colloquial name given to the murder of two teenage girls, Christine Eadie, 17, and Helen Scott, 17, in Edinburgh, in October 1977. The case is so named because both victims were last seen alive leaving the World’s End Pub in Edinburgh’s Old Town. The only living person to […]

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    Secrets of the Tribe (2010)

    The field of anthropology goes under the magnifying glass in this fiery investigation of the seminal research on Yanomami Indians. In the 1960s and ’70s, a steady stream of anthropologists filed into the Amazon Basin to observe this “virgin” society untouched by modern life. Thirty years later, the events surrounding this infiltration have become […]