Crossing Continents

Crossing Continents

On the ground reporting from around the world which focuses on the human dimension of the big international stories.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • ‘Police State' Portugal - 23 April 2015

    Thu, 23 Apr 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Does Portugal have a problem with police brutality and racism? The residents of Cova da Moura, a largely immigrant community, believe that it does. (Warning: contains strong language)

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  • Who's Afraid of Teatr Doc? 16 Apr 2015

    Thu, 16 Apr 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Teatr Doc is widely praised for its hard-hitting plays about contemporary Russia. Lucy Ash finds that for the country's most controversial theatre company, the show must go on.

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  • The Bizarre Workings of St Louis County Missouri - 9 Apr 2015

    Thu, 9 Apr 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Claire Bolderson reports on the tiny independent cities that make up St Louis County and how they stand accused of fuelling community tensions.

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  • Escaping Tanzania's 'cutting season' 2 Apr

    Thu, 2 Apr 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The story of a Tanzanian safe house, a place where girls find refuge from female genital mutilation - a bloody and life-threatening rite of passage.

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  • Saving Gaza's Grand Piano - 26 Mar 2015

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Tim Whewell tells the story of how Gaza's only grand piano is being restored and of how music - for so long played behind closed doors - is being re-introduced to school children.

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  • Greece - The Rubber Glove Rebellion

    Thu, 15 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The protest by cleaners, laid off from tax offices and the Greek Finance Ministry, which has captured the imagination of those opposed to the country's harsh austerity programme.

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  • Should comics be crimes? 8 Jan 2015

    Thu, 8 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    James Fletcher travels to Japan to find out why they decided earlier this year not to ban graphic cartoons depicting children in sexual situations.

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  • Colombia: Where the Truth Lies Buried - 1 Jan 2015

    Thu, 1 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In Medellin there's a huge dump. Locals say it's where the truth is buried - they're talking about victims killed in the armed conflict. Now there are moves to excavate it.

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  • Abdi and the Golden Ticket - 29 Dec 2014

    Mon, 29 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Crossing Continents follows Abdi Nor, a winner of the annual US green card lottery, as he attempts to escape from a life of poverty in Kenya and realise the American dream.

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  • The Knights of New Russia - 18 Dec 2014

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tim Whewell gains rare access to the shadowy world of Russia's radical nationalists fighting in eastern Ukraine for Novorossiya, or New Russia, and a dream of empires past.

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