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Mon, September 16th, 2019

1944: Should We Bomb Auschwitz?

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

Many people instantly know the name ‘Auschwitz’ and the horror it brought upon over 1.3 million people, including 252000 children. The concentration camp was responsible for the death of over 1.1 million innocent people, most of them jews, as well as Romani, Soviet, Polish and Jehovah’s witnesses. Shockingly 1 in 6 people killed in the holocaust perished there. It was an evil place, people like Joseph Mengelen carried out barbaric medical ‘experiments’ and many other members of the SS indiscriminately beat, murdered and raped prisoners.

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Mon, September 9th, 2019

Suicidal: In Our Own Words

Tuesday 9.15pm – 10.45pm, Channel 5

Tragically, suicide is far more common than people may think. The last global data produced by the World Health Organization in 2016 estimated that there were around 793000 suicide deaths worldwide, most of them were men. The government claims the male suicide rate is at its lowest since 1981 - at 15.5 deaths per 100000, but suicide remains the single biggest killer of men unde the age of 45. There is a large gender split to consider too, women in the UK have a rate of 4.9 suicides per 100000.

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Mon, September 2nd, 2019

Paxman: Why Are Our Politicians So Crap?

Monday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

Unquestionably the trust in UK politicians is at an all time low. A steady decrease in trust has taken place for over 10 years, fuelled by different scandals, particularly the expenses debacle and more recently, everyone’s favourite topic they are fed up with, Brexit. However, there is far more to it as Jeremy Paxman attempts to reveal in this hour long programme on Channel 5. Searching deeply into the past he seeks through other issues raised by the public, including first past the post, spin doctoring, putting their own interests before that of the electorate, their class background, the list goes on and on.

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Tue, August 27th, 2019

Year of The Rabbit – Review

Year of The Rabbit by name alone sounds like something set in China, referring to the Chinese zodiac. But it is in fact a spoof police drama which will have viewers confused but entertained - imagine your favourite police drama with a comedic twist and you have Year of the Rabbit. So, what is it about? Who is the cast? We have all of the information below so keep reading.

The police spoof is set in Victorian London and centers around street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.  An odd collection of topic matters but one ...

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Tue, August 27th, 2019

Gentleman Jack – Series 1 Review

Following her success in the tense series Doctor Foster, Suranne Jones has now caught the public eye once again with her role as the formidable woman of history - Anne Lister from the 19th century. She will be reprising her role in Gentleman Jack which was renewed for a second series. We have all of the information of what you can expect from the second instalment.

The true story follows the life of Anne Lister who is the ‘first modern lesbian’ according to writer Sally Wainwright. The series was well-received during the first series and fans are now expectant for the second. Lister ...

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Mon, August 26th, 2019

Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein

Wednesday 9pm – 10.35pm, BBC2

Harvey Weinstein was an extremely successful entrepreneur. With his brother Bob he co-founded the Miramax entertainment company and produced a series of award winning films including Pulp Fiction, Flirting with Disaster and Shakespeare in Love. During this period Weinstein won an Academy Award and several Tony’s for his professionalism. Upon leaving Miramax he again co-founded a company with his brother - the Weinstein Company, and for several years enjoyed further success with films.

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