The latest news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
14/25 Michael Portillo finds out about shoddy, a successful 19th-century recycling industry. (R)
4/15 Scientists are uncovering a bizarre and alien world that lies 4,000 miles beneath our feet (R)
3/3 How post-war composers began to bring back elements of rhythm, metre and harmony.
Bill Emmott asks where has Italy gone wrong and examines the good sides and the disasters.
Rick Stein explores the part food has played in the creation of the Italian opera. (R)
5/6 A by-election debate in front of a live audience is Bob's last chance for glory. (R)
2/3 How visionary artists and architects helped America remove itself from Europe's shadow. (R)
How Life magazine's legendary photographers shot the big moments in American history. (R)
3/3 How post-war composers began to bring back elements of rhythm, metre and harmony. (R)
Wednesday 27 February 2013