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An indepth look at stories and issues from around the world. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.

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  • Delivering the King's Speech 2 Sept 2014

    Tue, 2 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    King George VI spoke to the world about the declaration of war on Germany in 1939. Listen to the story of how it was broadcast around the world 75 years ago.

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  • Atlantic Crossing 30 Aug 2014

    Sat, 30 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Air traffic controllers have guided trans-Atlantic flights since 1919. As Creative archaeologist Christine Finn discovers, datalink - effectively text messaging - is increasingly being used, so that voice communication is on the wane.

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  • Docs: Guatemala’s Addicts Behind Bars - 28 Aug 2014

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Pentecostal churches in Guatemala run many of the country's compulsory drug rehabilitation centres. But just how safe and effective are they? Linda Pressly reports.

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  • Poetry Idol 27 Aug 2014

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Million's Poet is a hugely popular televised competition to find the best poet in the Middle East. Poetry has always had an essential role to play in Arab literature and the tradition is thriving.

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  • Native American News 26 August 2014

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    TV made in the USA by tribal people, for tribal people covering everything from whaling rituals to canoe journeys and watched, at its height, by 50 million people.

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  • War, Lies and Audiotape 23 August 2014

    Sat, 23 Aug 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Did President Johnson take the US to war with Vietnam on a lie, or was he misled? DD Guttenplan explores what happened in the Gulf of Tonkin in August 1964.

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  • Docs: Goodbye Ireland; Goodbye Gaelic Football - 21 August 2014

    Thu, 21 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    As more young people leave Ireland, Gaelic Football is losing its lifeblood. John Murphy reports on the struggle to keep alive the game that is at the heart of Irish identity.

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  • Roots Reggae and Rebellion Part Two 20 Aug 2014

    Wed, 20 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Rastafari's global impact after the explosion of Jamaica's Roots Reggae scene in the 1970s. Does this spiritual and cultural movement still have relevance today?

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  • Grapes of Wrath Revisited 19 Aug 2014

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The classic novel, a parable of America's Great Depression, as applied to the US today. Mark Mardell considers John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath.

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  • Docs: Chasing China's Doomsday Cult - 14 Aug 2014

    Thu, 14 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The BBC's China Editor investigates an elusive cult at the centre of a grisly murder that has shocked the nation.

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