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  • The Politics of the Lone Star State - Part 2

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Texas is crucial in the race for national power. Gary O’Donoghue travels to the Lone Star State to find out about the challenges the Republicans face on divisive issues like immigration and shifts in social attitudes - and what this could mean for the party and Texas

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  • St Petersburg: Revolution

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    The Romanovs ruled Russia for centuries until World War One brought revolution and an abrupt end to their imperial reign. Allan Little explores the legacy of revolution and the hidden impact of WW1 on Russian policy today.

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  • Songs from Africa

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Music from the rising stars of Africa, including wordsmiths M.Anifest from Ghana and Tumi from South Africa, whose conscious rap uses lyrics to challenge and delight. Also featuring Aziza Brahim from western Sahara, Songhai Blues from Mali, Lala Njava from Madagascar, Nigerian pop diva Omawumi, and The Good Ones from Rwanda.

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  • Libya: Last Stand Against Jihad? 16 Oct 2014

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Tim Whewell is one of the few foreign reporters who’ve made it to Tobruk, last toehold of Libya’s elected authorities – holding out against a growing jihadi menace

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  • A Bombay Symphony

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    India is falling in love with Western classical music. In his home-city Mumbai, Zareer Masani encounters the country's first national ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra of India. He visits Furtado's, the city's oldest music shop, which sells hundreds of pianos a year, and discovers that thousands of children learn a Western instrument. Yet, Zareer finds that this is not the total success it seems.

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  • The Politics of the Lone Star State

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Everything's bigger in Texas and that goes for the personalities who run for election there. While the Republican party is dominant, Democrats believe that they can change the reddest of the red states blue in the coming years. Can the Democratic Party make big gains in the mid-term elections?

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  • Docs: Kosovo’s Jihadis - 9 Oct 2014

    Thu, 9 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Linda Pressly travels to Kosovo and meets the sister of ISIS’ first suicide-bomber from the Balkans. How could Europe’s most pro-American state have fostered such extremism?

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  • The New Vikings

    Wed, 8 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    In recent years, sperm has been shipped out of Denmark at an astonishing rate, producing thousands of babies worldwide - many in the UK. In 2006, the UK was not importing any Danish sperm, but by 2010 Denmark was supplying around a third of our total imports. Why are Danish donors in such demand? Kate Brian investigates.

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  • Orania

    Tue, 7 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Orania, South Africa, remains a 'whites only' town despite the end of apartheid 20 years ago. BBC reporter Stanley Kwenda travels to Orania to explores whether the people of Orania are clinging to a racist past – or whether it is a close-knit community that just happens to be white.

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  • Docs: Man Bites Dog in Denmark - 02 Oct 2014

    Thu, 2 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Neal Razzell goes to work with Copenhagen’s hot dog vendors who tell how the humble sausage is a barometer for changing attitudes to class, identity and immigration.

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