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Season 1 / Episode 2

Al Murray: Why Everyone Hates The English?

Wales - Award-winning comedian and history fanatic Al Murray will find out what lies behind England's greatest feuds with its closest neighbours: Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and France.

  • Other
  • 45min
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Hero For All, A : Nelson Mandela's Farewell

Independent documentary which chronicles Nelson Mandela's 1998 farewell tour through the United States and Canada before he stepped down as President. 1999

  • 13 (V)
  • Factual/True Story,Historical/War
  • 61min

WARNING: This Drug May Kill You

Addiction to painkillers is a massive epidemic that is destroying lives. This unflinching documentary follows four families with members caught in the spiral of addiction that's destroying everyone around them.

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Stealing Sunflowers

News24 investigates the aftermath of the violence that broke out in the small farming town of Coligny following the death of 16-year-old Mathomola Moshoeu for stealing sunflowers.

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21 Icons

21 Icons is a visual celebration of the lives of men and women who have shaped the world around them for the better. Inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, it tells the stories of people who have continued his legacy

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Season 1 / Episode 12

Mankind The Story of All of Us

New Frontiers - Season Finale: The end of the Civil War allows Mankind to go into overdrive. This is an age of innovation, transformation and mass production. People believe that 'Anything, everything, is possible'.

  • Other,Other
  • 45min
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Matthews

This documentary tells the incredible story about the life and career of one of the legends of football, Sir Stanley Matthews. 2017

  • Factual/True Story,Historical/War
  • 76min

Southern Rites

Before he became the first black President of the US and she his wife, Barrack and Michelle went on a first date that would change their destinies.

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The Jiving And Dying

An intriguing documentary looking at one of the country’s biggest rock bands of the late 1970s, and how they became an important part of South Africa’s musical landscape.

  • 16 (L)
  • Factual/True Story
  • 101min
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The Jiving And Dying

An intriguing documentary looking at one of the country’s biggest rock bands of the late 1970s, and how they became an important part of South Africa’s musical landscape.

  • 16 (L)
  • Factual/True Story
  • 101min

War with the Roses

The Springboks and England have endured a brutal rivalry for over a hundred years on the rugby field with each side enjoying highs and lows. The Springboks are still never short of motivation when they go to war with the Roses.

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Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

Luke Evans stars in this true story about the psychologist and creator of the comic book superheroine, Wonder Woman and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and mistress.2017

  • 16 (L, S)
  • Factual/True Story,Drama
  • 104min
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The Eagle Huntress

A visually and emotionally stirring documentary. A trailblazing nomadic Mongolian girl trains to become the first female eagle hunter, an occupation dominated by men for generations. 2016

  • Other
  • 84min
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John Mccain: For Whom The Bell Tolls

A very touching and in-depth documentary about the life of John McCain, from his time as a POW to his three-decade career in the US Senate. 2018

  • 13 (L)
  • Other
  • 100min

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