Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland

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In 1968 tensions between Catholic and Protestant communities explode after decades of relative peace. Hopes of equality are lost as a civil rights movement is suppressed. The British Army is deployed and Northern Ireland descends into conflict.

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  • Who Wants to Live Like That?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Who Wants to Live Like That?

    S1 E5 - 56m 2s

    In 1993 a bomb on a busy Saturday leads to a week of gruesome tit for tat violence. There have been many false dawns in the conflict, but finally the desire for change propels the possibility of peace for the next generation. But at what cost?

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    The Dirty War

    S1 E4 - 55m 20s

    14 bloody days in March 1988 mark a new level of harrowing savagery. Tensions rise as the British police and army infiltrate all paramilitary organisations to gain intelligence. No one can be trusted as fear and suspicion run rife.

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    So Many Broken Hearts

    S1 E3 - 54m 52s

    Powerful documentary about ordinary people caught up in the Northern Ireland conflict. The devastating impact of the hunger strikes as seen through the eyes of three women. Tit for tat killings, car bombs and assassinations are now part of everyday life.

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