Documentary series reviewing major events in history through the perspective of conspiracy theories. Did German spymaster Reinhard Gehlen cause the Cold War and nuclear arms race? Did the KGB hijack a submarine to trick the USA into believing that the Chinese were attacking Hawaii in 1968? Was Italy's former PM Aldo Moro assassinated by a NATO-backed network of armed soldiers known as the Gladio?
Documentary strand putting accepted versions of historical events under the microscope and getting to grips with conspiracy theories associated with the topics.
When an elite team of American special forces stormed a compound in Pakistan and killed the world's most wanted terror target it was the high point of Barack Obama's presidency. But as more and more information emerges, the doubts about the official account of Osama Bin Laden's death have been raised - to the point where veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has now alleged that the whole story was fabricated. For the BBC's award winning This World strand, Jane Corbin examines the evidence for this supposed conspiracy and uses a treasure trove of newly released documents to reconstruct Bin Laden's life in his secret compound.
Conspiracy theories are put to the test. How well do they stand up against the visual simulations of professional engineers? See how science supports official stories and debunks the conspiracies below. The capture is from Discovery but since the show was done solely by National Geographic, I gave it that name as to avoid confusion.
With explosive new evidence this film tells the full story of the D'Oliveira scandal, explaining the critical political role that cricket played in bringing about the fall of apartheid in South Africa. In 1968, Basil D'Oliveira, a brilliant 'coloured' cricketer from South Africa who had made his home in the UK, found himself at the centre of a row that rocked the English political and sporting establishment. Excluded from the England team to tour South Africa - apparently because of his race - the 'D'Oliveira Affair' led directly to the sporting isolation of South Africa, which became crucial in bringing about the fall of the apartheid system of white rule in South Africa. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1968, this documentary tells the story of Basil D'Oliveira and his betrayal by the English establishment, as D'Oliveira himself speaks out for the first time.