The Spy Who Stole My Life

This is one of the most extraordinary real-life stories to have emerged in the last 20 years: For a decade, Robert Freegard convinced a vast number of people around the world that he was a British spy. He persuaded people that they were terrorist targets. He told them they were on witness protection schemes. He took their money, and he spent it wildly on luxury cars and exotic holidays. As his decade of deceit progressed, Freegard’s hold on his victims tightened and his grip on reality loosened. When a series of apparently unrelated events finally alerted the authorities to the fact that a number of women had disappeared and that they were somehow linked to the shadowy figure of Freegard, the enormity of what he’d done and the realisation that many lives were at risk prompted a massive transatlantic manhunt by the FBI and Scotland Yard. But the nightmare didn’t even end with a dramatic showdown at London’s Heathrow Airport, since it quickly became clear that some of the victims were still missing; programmed to respond only to the orders of the man who had brainwashed them. Here’s a short preview of this award-winning film (narrated by Lesley Sharp):   The full film is available as VIDEO ON DEMAND. If you click the following button, you can buy a license to watch the film for a period of one month: Paid...
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Move over Babe

This film generated more publicity than any previous BBC science film; revealing in a light-hearted style how an American professor sought to communicate with 2 pigs called Hamlet and Omelette. In Aylesbury a piglet called Streaky learned to round up sheep, and as the film probed animal ‘cognition’ we discover that pigs are smarter than any other mammal.
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Making a Killing

This film exposed how the British government lost the plot during the BSE crisis, allowing itself to be forced into unnecessarily paying huge amounts of money to powerful abattoir bosses to solve the problem of what to do with potentially contaminated cattle (Channel 4)
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Class Wars

This often emulated investigation showed what teachers in British schools face in the classroom, revealing a startling erosion in the attitudes and behaviour of young children. As we witness knives and guns appearing in school, a survey for the programme reveals how many children are involved with deadly weapons (Channel 4)
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The White House

The exclusive inside story of the battle inside the White House that would determine the survival of President Bill Clinton a the time of the Monica Lewinsky revelations. (BBC2 – “The President’s Scorpions”, Discovery TLC – “Inside the White House”)
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