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Backyard Science
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Easy, practical experiments and activities that take science out of the classroom and into the real world.

Bacon's Arena
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Francis Bacon is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. This film links his art and life by reviewing his paintings through their connection to his relationships with six different men in six decades of his life.

Badal
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Palestinian filmmaker Ibitsam Marana explores the tension between tradition and modern life as her aunt attempts to negotiate a badal, a matchmaking process in which two members of one family marry two from another, for her widowed son.

Bahtalo! - Good Luck!
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A documentary road movie that explores social and economic tension through the exploits of two quirky characters, Lali, a Romanian Gypsy, and Lori, a Transylvanian Hungarian. The pair try their luck at a travel business and share miserable adventures

Bali
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Bali is a true city dweller, in tune with the concerns and daily challenges faced by today's young children. Every day is an adventure as Bali discovers the world and makes new friends.

The Ball
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The Ball follows four students with special needs, tracking their journeys as they prepare for their school's debutante ball

The Ballad of Greenwich Village
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Filmmaker Karen Kramer tells the story of the artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades, and changed the face of American culture through their art and politics.

Banaz - An 'Honour Killing'
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This is a documentary chronicling an act of overwhelming horror - the brutal 'honour killing' of Banaz Mahmod, a young British woman in suburban London in 2006, killed and "disappeared" by her own family.

Bang Goes the Theory
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An irreverent and fun magazine-style series looking at the cutting edge of science, with big stunts, team challenges and glimpses of the technology of the future. A small team of experts undertake hand on experiments relating to everything from amateur sp

Baroque
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This is a visually stunning and thought-provoking three-part series exploring the Baroque tradition in many of its key locations. Starting in Italy and following the spread of the wildfire across Europe and beyond, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes a t

Battery Man (Preview)
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This is a poignant exploration of a true social outsider with gifts that are a blessing and a curse.

Battle for North America
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Over two centuries ago, Britain and France fought a battle that would change the world, the Battle of Quebec.

Battlefield Mysteries
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This series follows historian Norm Christie as he investigates the real and often unknown stories behind history's most significant battles. Interweaving first-hand veterans' accounts with his own insights and hands-on investigative techniques, Christie w

Be Like Others: Transsexuals in Iran
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In the world's first modern theocracy, gay sex is punishable by death. But transsexualism has not only been tolerated but embraced by the ruling clerics. The legal context has people making choices they would not make otherwise.

Beats in Bites
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  • September 21, 2014 - 10:21am
  • September 21, 2014 - 12:21pm

Learn how to make music with your mouth with Beatbox stars Julia and Ammar!

Beautiful Thing: A Passion of for Porcelain
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Sneak behind the museum glass to discover the story of some incredible yet misunderstood objects.

Beautifully Broken: The Life and Work of Rafael Goldchain
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"Beautifully Broken: The Life and Work of Rafael Goldchain", documents the intimate connection between renowned Canadian contemporary photographer Rafael Goldchain's life and his body of work.

Behind the Shield
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Journalists Scott Symons and Mary Kay Ross investigate Ontario's unique character in this subjective portrait of the province and its concerns. Controversial issues introduced by the hosts include immigration and multiculturalism, the Americanization of

Belong or Bust Performance Pieces
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Belong or Bust: Where Do I Fit In? - Performance Pieces with Andrew Moodie, Russell Smith and Sandra Shamas. Versions of previously delivered programming. (Delivery without intro's).

Belonging
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When her husband Jacob falls for a younger woman, Jess Copplestone is left to look after his elderly relatives - and to make a new life for herself. Based on the novel by Stevie Davies.

Beloved Country: Wild Boer
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TVO's acclaimed series of social issue documentaries acquired from around the world. The films are controversial, hard-hitting and provocative. Some are bizarre. All are exceptional.

Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict
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When Ben Rogers picked up a camera in 2005, he didn't know he was about to film the last two years of his life. Thirty hours of video, viewed after his death by his family, chronicled his family life as well as much darker moments: his extensive drug

Between the Lines
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This current-affairs series examines a wide variety of topics and issues.

The Big Escape
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The Big Escape

Big Ideas
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  • September 21, 2014 - 3:00am
  • September 27, 2014 - 2:00am

A showcase of ideas; engaging, articulate speakers.

Bill Cunningham: New York
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The ,Bill, in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist.

Billy Bang's Redemption Song
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In 1967, renowned musician Billy Bang was conscripted to fight in Vietnam, an experience that left him profoundly confused about his American identity. When he returned home he tried to forget his nightmares through drugs and music. Forty years later

Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World
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Comedian and actor Billy Connolly takes the scenic route around Canada, from coast to coast to coast.

Birth of Britain
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Tony Robinson travels the length and breadth of Britain uncovering how these varied and dramatic islands are home to many of our planet's best kept secrets.

Black Coffee
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Following the often controversial and political trajectory of the cherry-like bean, from its discovery in the Ethiopian hillsides to the rise of the designer coffee industry and the fair trade movement.

Black Soldier Blues
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American soldiers stationed in Australia during World War II found a warm welcome - unless they were black. American and Australian veterans tell a tale of unexpected danger and friendships in a land with a government policy of keeping Australia "w

Blackpool
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A darkly comic look at love and family, this completely unique award-winning drama is a mystery, a musical and a treatise on ambition, greed and corruption.

Blind Spot
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An exploration of the emotional barriers and the practical challenges the filmmaker faces as she attempts to learn how to drive, a process she associates with her sister's mental illness.

Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary
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From 1942 to the final collapse of the Nazi regime, Traudl Junge was Adolf Hitler's private secretary, even taking down the dictator's final will and testament. Fifty-six years later she recounts her view of the events of the time and reveals she ha

Blood and Oil
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A story of murder, corruption and greed in the oil industry in West Africa.

Blood, Sweat & Beers
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A no-holds barred look at the Bentley Generals, a beloved amateur hockey team from small town Alberta and their passionate quest to bring home their first national championship at the Allan Cup.

Bloodied But Unbowed - Early Vancouver Punk
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A social-historic piece on the genesis and fallout of one of the most influential and under-acknowledged oountercultural scenes in North America - the early Vancouver Punk scene (1978-1983).

Blown Apart: Windfarm Wars
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What happens when a wind farm of nine 120-metre high turbines is planned to be built on a sensitive landscape? Filmed over a turbulent four year period, Blown Apart explores the truths, myths and future of a highly controversial resource: land-based

The Blue Realm
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  • September 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
  • October 4, 2014 - 5:00pm

A natural history series about amazing creatures of the sea. Using superb HD imagery, engaging stories and interviews with leading marine scientists, The Blue Realm takes viewers on extraordinary journeys of discovery.

A Boatload of Wild Irishmen
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An exploration of the life and work of documentary pioneer Robert Flaherty.

Bod Squad
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Focusing on healthy eating and an active lifestyle for kids.

The Bodybuilder and I
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Bryan Friedman follows his father's career as a champion geriatric bodybuilder

Bomb Harvest
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Australian bomb disposal specialist Laith Stevens has to train a new young "big bomb" team to deal with bombs left from the US "Secret War" in Laos.

Boowa and Kwala
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Two inseparable friends - Boowa, a kind and wise blue dog who loves playing games, laughing and singing, and Kwala, a small yellow koala bear who is funny, full of energy and a bit cheeky - set out to discover the world around them.

Boris Ryzhy
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Russian poet Boris Ryzhy was talented, handsome and famous. Born to an intellectual family in the industrial city of Yekaterineburg, he was a hooligan and boxing champion in his teens, comfortable with the young criminals he grew up with. So why did

Born Equal
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Mark (Colin Firth) a wealthy businessman, eases his conscience by volunteering at a hostel for the homeless. In this largely improvised drama, his life intersects with those of Michelle (Anne-Marie Duff), a pregnant mother escaping an abusive husband

Born to Be Different
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A multi-year project providing a frank and intimate account of what it's like to be a child growing up with a disability. Some face life threatening illnesses, others have to deal with prejudice and discrimination; some families fall apart under the

A Boy Called Alex
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Alex Stobbs, 17, has been playing the piano since he was three. His dream is to conduct Bach's Magnificat before an audience of 500 in the stunning 15th-century chapel at Eton - ambitious for any teenager, but for Alex the stakes are much higher.

The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old
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This intimate documentary follows 19 year-old Stuart Wickison who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is nearing the end of his life.

Brain Doctors
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High-risk, extremely skilled and breathtakingly complex, "Brain Doctors" features surgeons working at the very frontiers of their medical expertise and knowledge.

Brain Man
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Daniel Tammet is one of the world's few autistic savants. He calculates pi to over 20,000 places in his head. He makes a killing at the blackjack tables in Las Vegas. And he learns to speak Icelandic in a week.

Brazil with Michael Palin
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Travelling the length and breadth of the country, from the cosmopolitan cities to the remote tribes, Michael Palin explores the land of contrasts that is Brazil.

Breaking The Taboo
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Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this trailblazing documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact worldwide.

Brides of Allah
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What prompts a woman to kill? Filmmaker Natalie Assouline takes viewers inside an Israeli prison to try to understand the motivations of female inmates serving time for involvement in terrorist attacks. Many of the women are mothers, who demonstrate

The Bridges That Built London with Dan Cruickshank
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Between Richmond and the North Sea, thirty bridges cross the Thames

Britain from Above
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An epic journey with Andrew Marr. From helicopters, planes, hang gliders and satellites he gives us the big picture of these little islands. Seen in spectacular clarity, we see Britain's beautiful often mysterious and endlessly varied landscapes. We swoop

Britz
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A gritty and unflinching contemporary thriller about a brother and sister, both British born and Muslim, who are forced to confront who they are as a hunt rages to uncover an active terrorist cell.

Broke.
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A complex, powerful cinéma vérité story of the daily life of an inner city pawn shop.

Bubbles
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Two bubbly siblings, Anthony and Shelby, play separately on a couch. At first Shelby is content to watch Anthony having fun making bubbles until he turns down her offer to join him. Disappearing for a moment, Shelby returns with a larger bubble maker and

Building with Renzo Piano
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Masterworks is a bold, prime-time series dedicated to the arts. It celebrates and explores the life, work, and creative process of some of our most innovative and influential writers, musicians, visual and performing artists. Both Canadian and intern

Bulgaria's Abandoned Children Revisited
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The documentary Bulgaria's Abandoned Children caused an international outcry. Director Kate Blewett returns to Bulgaria 18 months later to film with a handful of the children featured in the original documentary, seeing where they are today and how t

Burma Soldier
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'Burma Soldier' provides a rare glimpse of a dictatorship seen through the eyes of a courageous former soldier,

Bushwhacked
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Co-hosts Kayne and Kamil crisscross Australia in search of adventures and Aboriginal culture.

Buster Keaton Rides Again
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The rise and fall of the silent film legend's career and a peek into his creative process, with a focus on The Railrodder, a 1965 silent short featuring Keaton on a railway trek across Canada. Narrated by Orson Welles.