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?
When Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew, a storm of conspiracy theories was unleashed across social media. While the official inquiries have pointed the finger of blame at separatist fighters and their Russian backers, a host of different theories claim the Ukrainian government, and even the CIA, were to blame. With revealing eyewitness testimonies, satellite photographs, wire taps, clandestine videos and expert evidence, Conspiracy Files tries to sort the fact from the fiction. In a world where the information war fought online can be just as significant as battles on the ground, this film also analyses the role of the Kremlin in the search for the truth about who shot down MH17.
When Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew, a storm of conspiracy theories was unleashed across social media. While the official inquiries have pointed the finger of blame at separatist fighters and their Russian backers, a host of different theories claim the Ukrainian government, and even the CIA, were to blame.
Planned Obsolescence is the deliberate shortening of product life spans to guarantee consumer demand. As a magazine for advertisers succinctly puts it: “The article that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business “ - and a tragedy for the modern growth society which relies on an ever-accelerating cycle of production, consumption and throwing away. THE LIGHT BULB CONSPIRACY combines investigative research and rare archive footage to trace the untold story of Planned Obsolescence, from its beginnings in the 1920s with a secret cartel, set up expressly to limit the life span of light bulbs, to present-day stories involving cutting edge electronics (such as the iPod) and the growing spirit of resistance amongst ordinary consumers.
A young Welshman, Alfred Russel Wallace from Usk in Monmouthshire, was responsible for the theory of evolution and not Charles Darwin according to a controversial documentary. The programme shows how Darwin lied and concealed the fact that it was letters from Wallace, a beetle collector, which formulated the ideas behind the theory. Darwin, y Cymro a'r Cynllwyn is a detective story, which unravels one of the greatest injustices in the history of science. It's a programme which revolutionises our understanding of how Charles Darwin arrived at the ideas that underpinned his theory of evolution as presented in 'The Origin of Species'.
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.