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  • localnotail 15 Jan 2013 21:51:09 23,084 posts
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    Dan Snow's Locomotion is pretty engaging. Nice history of the railways, BBC.
  • caligari 17 Jan 2013 00:40:13 17,231 posts
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    Probably already mentioned, but 'The Imposter' and 'West of Memphis' are two of the best (but oh-so harrowing) documentaries that I've seen for a good few years.
  • BillMurray 24 Jan 2013 23:34:47 8,176 posts
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    Can anyone recommend any documentaries on dreams and junk? I'm on a documentary binge this week(ironically after my Netflix account has run out, which would have been handy).

    Watched Cocaine Cowboys last night which was really good. Quite fancy any documentaries about drugs aswell, as long as they're not too harrowing and depressing!
  • localnotail 29 Jan 2013 22:02:34 23,084 posts
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    Just watched Jonathan Meades' The Joy of Essex on BBC4 - as usual, beautifully framed, lovely shots, accompanied by occasionally bizarre archive with a lot of detailed, fascinating information delivered with his trademark deadpan, dry intelligent wit. If you don't know him, but you like Will Self, you'll enjoy this. A charming history of a county full of, well, history, none of which has anything to do with fake tan or bling. Innit.
    i-player / other broadcasts

    Edited by localnotail at 23:49:39 29-01-2013
  • Bremenacht 29 Jan 2013 23:30:17 21,458 posts
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    Ach - forgot about that. Some lovely, lovely places in north Essex.
  • Dangerous_Dan 29 Jan 2013 23:34:48 2,390 posts
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    The century of the self Parts 1 to 4:
    Control the crowd in a democrazy

  • cubbymoore 29 Jan 2013 23:44:36 36,509 posts
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    I would second everything Adam Curtis has done.

    Including his amazing blog.
  • fletch7100 17 Feb 2013 09:46:54 7,672 posts
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    Bus 174. Documentary about the hijacking of a bus in Rio de Janeiro. Covers the mistakes that was made and a look at the life of the street kids/ justice system of Brazil. Quite a hard hitting documentary.

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bus_174/

    Edited by fletch7100 at 10:04:24 17-02-2013
  • urban 17 Feb 2013 14:27:00 11,444 posts
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    I'm sure a fair few of you will have already seen this but Searching For Sugar Man is absolutely fantastic.

    Won the BAFTA for best Documentary this year but I'd seen it before that because I'm cool...

    =D
  • Dangerous_Dan 25 Feb 2013 22:46:15 2,390 posts
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    On mythology, and Star Wars.
  • Madder-Max 25 Feb 2013 23:12:32 11,919 posts
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    World war 2 in colour and hd. Tivoing it atm. Discovery HD 9am weekdays.

    Love it. It opens up a new dimension on the black and white footage as its slowed down to a realistic speed and u can read peoples and soldiers expressions. I find it fascinating and the D day episode is probably the best and evokes emotion.

    Some of the shots are superb amd a criticism is that the series re uses the same shots a few times ( german sub wolfpack episode especially!)

    Tis very good though
  • Gruff 25 Feb 2013 23:48:51 3,060 posts
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    Watch "Undefeated" it's inspiring stuff. The coach is my new hero

    It's on US Netflix

    P.S.
    Make sure you don't watch "The Undefeated" that's about Sarah Palin, and is entirely different crock of bullcrap
  • Trafford 26 Feb 2013 00:07:38 6,718 posts
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    Enjoying the BBC4 series, The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Music.
    I spent most of last year listening to 20C Modern.
    I'm sure beeb4 are reading my mind at times.
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Feb 2013 11:15:16 18,056 posts
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    Also, it's worth catching the Storyville's that have been on in the last few weeks. The Pirate Bay and Hacking ones were very interesting. Although I'm sure a lot of people on here already know about Anonymous and 4chan.
  • Maturin 27 Feb 2013 11:19:57 3,566 posts
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    I've been enjoying the Beeb's three part history of the Hundred Years War. It's called Chivalry & Betrayal and is available on iPlayer.
  • Maturin 27 Feb 2013 11:34:01 3,566 posts
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    @anthonypappa I purposely avoided that reason to tune in to appear intellectual and aloof. But seeing as you raised the subject, crikey I would. :)

    I think she wears the same outfit for continuity reasons given that it wasn't shot in sequence.
  • Youthist 27 Feb 2013 11:59:06 10,698 posts
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    she is well fit bruv
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Feb 2013 12:46:47 18,056 posts
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    anthonypappa wrote:
    @Mr_Sleep seen both of them, liked the PB one, pretty crazy.

    but thought the other one was a bit lame. 200 twats out on the street shouting lolcat is long, or whatever the fuck it was... :|
    Well, it's true that it wasn't the largest of demonstrations, I think the point was more related to people coming together under a common cause from the internet, even if it is that longcat is long.

    Perhaps the EG forum should get together and berate Gearbox.
  • Trafford 27 Feb 2013 13:49:44 6,718 posts
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    Are we talking about Dr Janina Ramirez?
    She's lovely.
  • Trafford 27 Feb 2013 13:49:44 6,718 posts
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    *Double post cos she's well fit.

    Edited by Trafford at 13:50:48 27-02-2013
  • Tom_Servo 28 Feb 2013 21:49:17 18,082 posts
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    The House I Live In

    Documentary about America's war on drugs. Well worth watching.
  • RelaxedMikki 28 Feb 2013 22:06:35 967 posts
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    Yup. 'The House I am in' is really good.

    Title reminds me of that old saying "There but for the grace of God go I".

    Like Rawls' social contract. Anyone could be born in any place...
  • PearOfAnguish 5 Mar 2013 10:03:27 7,544 posts
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    Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but another good drug documentary is The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, all about sweet Mary Jane. Can watch the whole thing for free there.
  • ray 6 Mar 2013 04:50:58 685 posts
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    Hugo Chavez just died, so here's a related one:
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
  • scott1987 6 Mar 2013 12:47:05 139 posts
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    enjoyed the james bond doc, everything or nothing
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