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9/11: The Falling Man

Tackling head-on one of the final taboos of 9/11 - the story of those who jumped to their death from the Twin Towers.

Falling man

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9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers

Trapped in the Twin Towers on Sept 11th, many people struggled to make contact with the outside world. Last words would leave a powerful legacy.

9/11 Phonecalls

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9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor

The story of the fight for survival inside the World Trade Centre on September 11 2001.

9/11 Heroes

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Children of 9/11

Ten years on, we give a voice, for the first time, to the young people directly affected by that fateful day.

Children of 9/11

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9/11: Voices from the Air

The extraordinary story of the 9/11 terrorist attacks through the actual audio recordings made of the day's critical communications.

Voices from the air

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Tsunami: Caught on Camera

A minute by minute account of the worst natural disaster in living memory, seen through the eyes of those who were there.

tsunami

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Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash

Only a handful of people endure a plane crash and live to tell the tale. But that's exactly what happened to those aboard US Airways flight 1549.

Hudson

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Aliens: Are we alone?

Scientists are getting closer than ever to finding out whether alien life exists thanks to a telescope that's discovering new worlds out in space.

Aliens

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Buildings in the name of God

An architectural examination of the religious fervour that drove men to build complex structures for the glory of god.

Buildings in the name of God

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Great San Francisco Earthquake

It destroyed the city, killing over 3,000 people. This film tells of how mistakes made in the reconstruction have ensured a repeat of the disaster is inevitable.

San Francisco earthquake

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Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legend

It was to be an audacious act. The aim: to kill a British King, his family and his government and alter the course of history forever.

Explosion

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Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart

A gripping documentary that tells the amazing, bizarre and terrifying story of Elizabeth Smart's strange journey and her family's incredible hunt to find her.

Elizabeth Smart