Great Military Blunders is a six part documentary series which was originally aired in 2000, the series itself provides a fascinating examination of the key factors which lead to some of the greatest military disasters in history. In war we typically find that defeat stems from mistakes which include making bad plans or not seeing good ones through, a lack of un...
Just over 25 years ago Mongolia emerged from the shadows of a crumbling Soviet Union, since then the country has been through a mining boom. This has been driven by neighbouring China's insatiable demand for Mongolia's huge deposits of natural resources such as coal, copper, gold and other minerals.
What is it you typically think of when you hear the word skinhead? Violence, intolerance, hatred? This image was born in the 1970's when this youth driven subculture earned a reputation for trouble on the streets and football terraces, not to mention a toxic association with racism but this is not h
When we attempt to think of the most evil man to have ever lived most people tend to jump to one person, that being Adolf Hitler. However, throughout the ages there have been many men who could be considered to have been just as evil as Hitler, some perhaps were even worse. This documentary serie
The Forgotten Irish is touching film which sets out to tell the story of those who immigrated to Birmingham, England from Ireland back in the 50's and 60's in search of work. Back then an estimated 60,000 Irish made the journey annually, all of whom were drawn in by the building boom and for the opp
We now live in an age where there appears to be no limits in terms of how far we can take technological innovation, but for all of these advancements which have seen our gadgets get faster, smaller and more powerful many of them have one frustrating weakness in common and that is the battery on whic
This documentary examines the problem of feuding in the travelling community in Ireland, the level of violence seems to be at an all time high with incidents including a petrol bomb being thrown at young girl face. One way the traveler's have of settling feuds is to part take in bare knuckle boxi
The large majority of the hashish produced worldwide (up to 70% of the total annual world production) comes from a relatively small mountain region in the North of Morocco, called Rif. In Dutch coffeeshops the sales of Moroccan hashish are one of the backbones of the industry, already since the
It was a time of discord in the Christian world, threatened by the Protestant Reformation the Roman Catholic Church demanded strict adherence to its dogma enforced by the violent threat of inquisition, fear of heresy was in the air. In this turbulent era Galileo Galilei would become Europe's most
Delve into the unknown on a journey into deep oceans and deep space, as we seek the answers to some of mankind’s most unfathomable questions. National Geographic – Extreme Universe – S01E04 – Edge of Space (2010)
An intriguing, but bizarre, biographical documentary by Channel 4 on the 'Secret Life' of L Ron Hubbard - the Sci Fi author and creator of the Scientology cult. This biopic from 1997, with some fantastic archive interviews with the man (and other people from the 'org' who knew him) - is an interesti