Documentaries 2008

Documentaries 2008

Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.

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  • The Rules of Risk

    Mon, 29 Dec 08

    Duration:
    24 mins

    As leaders in Europe and America struggle to re-write the rules of international finance following the credit crunch, we investigate the roots and role of risk.

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  • Brand Cuba part one

    Mon, 29 Dec 08

    Duration:
    23 mins

    In Brand Cuba, Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have kept Cuba alive in the public imagination over such a long period.

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  • Too Many Santas

    Fri, 26 Dec 08

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Throughout much of the Christian world Christmas is the time when Santa Claus dominates – a fat jolly chap who is our friend.

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  • Assignment In Exile

    Thu, 25 Dec 08

    Duration:
    21 mins

    There are more than 10 million Palestinians living around the world, more than half of whom are stateless. In this year when Israel has been marking its 60th anniversary many Palestinians have been reflecting on the event that for them meant exile. The 'naqba', or catastrophe, is how they describe the destruction of many of their villages and towns and their own dispersal following the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. For Assignment Paul Adams spoke to four Palestinians in exile.

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  • Return to White Horse Village part three

    Tue, 23 Dec 08

    Duration:
    24 mins

    While China's economy has boomed over the past 30 years, many of its 700 million farmers have been stuck in poverty. Their only hope of a wage has been far from home in the factories and building sites of the boomtowns.

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  • 1968: The year that changed the world?

    Fri, 19 Dec 08

    Duration:
    22 mins

    In this four part series, using archive recordings and music from the time, Sir John Tusa examines what made 1968 such a climactic year. Programme four focuses on the Prague Spring and the subsequent Russian invasion, but also anti-communist rumblings in Poland and China.

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  • Timeline part three

    Fri, 19 Dec 08

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Timeline is the programme where the past sheds light on recent events though use of archive material.

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  • Assignment A Return to Helmand

    Thu, 18 Dec 08

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Last year our correspondent Jill McGivering reported from Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan on the constant violence and the struggle to bring development to the region. Now she's returned, one year on, to see if there's been any progress.

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  • Return to White Horse Village part two

    Wed, 17 Dec 08

    Duration:
    24 mins

    While China's economy has boomed over the past 30 years, many of its 700 million farmers have been stuck in poverty.

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  • Timeline part two

    Fri, 12 Dec 08

    Duration:
    24 mins

    In this topical and lively series, contemporary stories and events are explored through the examination of archive material of events that have gone before.

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