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TV Times - 10 - 16 November 2007

TV Times - 10 - 16 November 2007

This weeks pick tells the story of the failure of the Armed Forces to care for damaged ex-Servicemen and women, many of whom go on to become homeless or commit suicide.

Other highlights include a portrayal of the time in Burma leading up to the uprising, an investigation into the complexities of restitution and an update on the activities of the Hutu extremists responsible for the Rwandan genocide.

Mon 12 November - 7 - 7.30pm - BBC2 - Inside the Burma Uprising - This World
Filmed in September 2007, Andrew Harding here tracks the hopeful and eventful days before the military rulers of Burma sent their troops into the capital, Rangoon, in order to quell the unrest.

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Mon 12 November - 10 - 11.40pm - Channel 4 - Forgotten Heroes: the Not Dead
This profoundly moving documentary tells the often-untold stories of the great psychological damage done to ex-troops, and the total failure of the Armed Forces and the rest of society to help them re-integrate. A surprisingly high percentage oh homeless people are ex-Forces personnel. Director Brian Hill states: "There are more ex-servicemen who served in the Falklands who have committed suicide than who died in the fighting."

Mon 12 November - 9 - 10.30pm - History Channel - Black September
This documentary provides a detailed analysis of events before, during and after the hostage-taking and resultant outcome at the Munich Olympics of 1972 - which had, poignantly, intended to be known as the "Happy Olympics".

Tue 13 November - 8 - 9pm - Channel 5 - Jonestown Cult Suicides: the True Story
This documentary uses a mix of archive footage, reconstruction and testimony from survivors to relive the events leading up to 18 November 1978, when 900 members of Jim Jones' People's Temple Church based in Guyana committed mass suicide.

Tue 13 November - 10.30pm - 12.00am - BBC4 - The Madrid Connection
This Storyville documentary tells the story of the two men behind Europe's worst act of terrorism which took place in the Spanish capital.

Wed 14 November - 10.40 - 11.30pm - BBC1 - Baddiel and the Missing Nazi Billions
Baddiel here discusses the issue of restitution for the millions of Jews who, like Baddiel's family, had all their property stolen by the Nazis in the 1930's and 1940's. Conscious of how this issue will be viewed by anti-Semites, Baddiel uncovers a complex history of art, property, and what he wryly refers to as "the incompatability of life insurance and genocide".

Fri 16 November - 7.35 - 8pm - Channel 4 - Unreported World - 10/10 - Africa
This report takes place from the highly volatile central African Great Lakes region, where Hutu extremists, who were responsible for the Rwandan genocide in the 1990's, are now calling themselves the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda and have taken control of an area the size of Belgium. Their methods remain just as brutal and they are being held responsible for a huge rise in rape.

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Lone Wolf
Nov 12 2007 06:40

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