Crying Out For Care: Undercover, Understaffed
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem
Marketplace goes undercover to see what life is really like for our loved ones inside long-term care homes. What happens when funding shortages cause crucial staff cuts? We also follow one daughter who installs a hidden camera in her mother’s room and uncovers the truth about how her mother really died. This is part of Marketplace’s continuing coverage on the state of nursing homes across the country. Helping Canadians get what they need to know to fight for better care.
The Skin We’re In (repeat)
Friday, February 1 2019 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem
Urgent, controversial, and undeniably honest, The Skin We’re In is a wake-up call to complacent Canadians. Racism is here. It is everywhere. It is us and we are it. Following celebrated journalist Desmond Cole as he researches his hotly anticipated book, this documentary from acclaimed director Charles Officer pulls back the curtain on racism in Canada.
Changing Face (repeat)
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network (repeats Sunday, February 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday February 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network)
What drives the decision to have plastic surgery? Why do people undergo risky procedures to alter the way they look? As a baby, Annie Price was injured in a fire. She had life-saving operations on her face, but growing up her mother convinced her that the way she looked wouldn’t determine her life. Now, in her 30s and expecting a child, Annie is considering further surgery. She travels to South Korea, the most cosmetically enhanced country in the world, with over 4,000 plastic surgery clinics in Seoul alone. Each year tens of thousands of people travel there specifically to get procedures done. Annie discovers that the popularity of plastic surgery in South Korea is driven not by the desire to stand out, but to blend in. 60% of women in their 20s have had at least one cosmetic procedure, with many opting for a painful and potentially dangerous facial surgery.
The Accountant of Auschwitz *documentary Channel original. World broadcast premiere
Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (repeatsTuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. ET and Sunday, February 10 at 4 p.m. ET)
In 2015, 94-year-old former German SS officer Oskar Gröning, nicknamed “The Accountant of Auschwitz,” went on trial in his home country, charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews at Auschwitz in 1944. Gröning’s trial made headlines around the world as a frail old man took the stand to face his former victims. Of the 6,500 SS guards at Auschwitz, only 49 were prosecuted in West Germany. After the war, the country wanted to forget the past and move on. It was hard for the German public to accept that so many of its citizens were responsible for the horrific crimes committed under the Third Reich. Many of the lawyers and judges writing the new legal code were themselves former Nazis. Now, 70 years later, a new generation of lawyers armed with a change in legal thinking opened up a new wave of investigations against aging Nazi guards, now in their 90’s. Most have perished, but for a man who at age 21, collected the stolen loot of prisoners as they were carted off trains at Auschwitz. The Accountant of Auschwitz is a gripping look at the race against time to prosecute the last living Nazi war criminals before it’s too late.
The Manchester Detectives *Season 1 (3 episodes) & Season 2 (4 episodes)
Mondays at 10pm ET & PT starting February 4, 2019
In July 2012, Greater Manchester Police set up a specialist unit to investigate sex offences. In the first of its kind for the force, 60 detectives were trained as specialist rape investigators. Since it began, reports of rape across the UK have soared. Filmed over two years, this two-season series follows detectives in unprecedented times, revealing what it’s really like to investigate the crimes which carry the toughest sentences but have the lowest conviction rates. Gripping and dramatic, they take us into their world, uncovering the complexities and challenges, highs and lows of solving sex crime, where the odds of successful conviction are as low as one in 10.
Spaceman *broadcast premiere
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem
Spaceman investigates the disappearance of Granger Taylor. After leaving a note in 1980 that he was to embark on an odyssey ‘aboard an alien spaceship,’ he was never seen again. Where did he go, and why?
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and online at the CBC TV streaming app and cbc.ca/watch
What if your phone company gave up your information without your consent to a criminal who called up and pretended to be you? It’s called social engineering, and it’s an old-fashioned con game used by high-tech thieves to trick customer service reps. Charlsie Agro watches this hack in action as a security expert uses social engineering to take over her account, change her password, and then smooth-talks the employee on the other line to voluntarily keep handing over more information.
Fashion’s Dirty Secret
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network (repeats Sunday, February 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday February 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network)
In Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, presenter Stacey Dooley looks at the impact our insatiable appetite for cheap clothing is having around the globe. Lucy Siegle, a broadcaster and journalist investigating fashion’s growing environmental footprint says in the film, “I think there is credible evidence that says that garment, apparel production, is one of the top five polluters globally.
Jo Frost on Britain‘s Killer Kids
Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT starting February 11
Child behavioural expert Jo Frost is on a journey to find out why children kill. With over 30 years experience in her field, Jo is used to dealing with troubled kids but none of them have been quite as deranged as the four individuals in this series. Jo is ready to ask the important questions — what makes a young person so angry and frustrated that they decide to take the life of another? Are they born with a lethal trigger inside of them or are they products of the environment around them? Quite simply put, is it nature or nurture?
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The Gospel According to Andre
Tuesday February 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it is difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. The Gospel According to André takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. The film draws fascinating, heretofore unexplored connections, between the elegance of André’s beloved grandmother and the Black Church of his youth with his later iconic, barrier-breaking work at publications like Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue. Weaving together a wealth of archival footage from the most glamorous moments in fashion history with André’s poignant reflections on his life and career, this documentary is a cinematic monument to one of the most unique figures of 20th Century American culture.
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