International Terrorism Since 1945

Synopsis
From the devastation of 9/11 to the horror of the London bombings, acts of terrorism have left their mark across the world. Authoritative, balanced and gripping, the series investigates the motives, morals and methods of some of the most infamous attacks of recent times. The series also looks at the groups behind the attacks: their potted histories, their leaders and how some groups even mutated into legitimate political parties. Considers questions such as: How did terror groups active in Israel after World War II eventually transform into modern day Mossad?; What factors finally brought an end to the urban warfare, typified by indiscriminate car-bombings and tit-for-tat sectarian shootings, in Northern Ireland?; Why was Osama Bin-Laden able to cause so much damage to the twin towers?; Why is that one terrorist group fails, while another prospers and develops? The series uses rare archive footage, expert testimony and 3-D graphics.

Individual programmes are: 1) Israeli vs Arab; 2) Al Qaeda and Bin Laden; 3) The IRA ; 4) Fatah and Hamas ; 5) The PLO; 6) ETA; 7) The Red Brigades; 8) Baader Meinhof; 9)The EOKA; 10) Nasser and Egyptian Terrorism; 11) Colonel Gaddafi and Libya ; 12) Algeria and the OAS; 13) The SLA and Patty Hearst ; 14) The Weathermen (USA) ; 15) US Survivalists (Timothy McVeigh); 16) Ku Klux Klan; 17) Japanese Sarin Cult ; 18) The Mahdi Army; 19) Che Guevara ; 20) Fidel Castro; 21) ANC and Nelson Mandela; 22) The Mujahadeen; 23) The Radfan Rebels; 24) The Tamil Tigers; 25) The Moluccan Separatists; 26) Somali Warlords.
Series
Panorama, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2008
Notes
Broadcast in 26 weekly parts on UK TV History, beginning 5/1/2009
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
terrorism; political ideology; political history

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00 each £3,295.50 the series
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
26 X 26 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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