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Documentaries

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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Recent episodes (10)

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

    Thu, 16 Apr 15

    Duration:
    27 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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  • Stand Up for China

    Tue, 14 Apr 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Comedian Des Bishop finds out what makes the chinese laugh. He has learnt Mandarin to take his jokes to China. He finds that there is a long tradition of comedy in China called Xiangsheng, or Crosstalk, often in the form of two comedians playing off each other. Join him in a comedy club in Beijing to find out what goes down well - and what doesn't!

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  • Tanzania: Race and Colonial War

    Sat, 11 Apr 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Audrey Brown chairs a discussion on the effects of World War One in Africa. She hears the stories from African fighters, on both the German and British sides. And she speaks to Tanzanians who tell their family memories, like Oswald Masebo from Dar es Salaam University.

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  • Canada’s Red River Murders - 8 Apr 2015

    Thu, 9 Apr 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    More women and girls from Canada's Aboriginal population go missing or are murdered than any other section of society. Joanna Jolly reports from the city of Winnipeg.

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  • The Meaning of Mongol

    Wed, 8 Apr 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Imagine your nationality was used by people all around the world to describe someone with a learning disability or a stupid person. Uuganaa Ramsay investigates how the word mongol became a term to describe someone with Down's Syndrome and as a term of abuse meaning an idiot.

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  • Australia's Afghan Cameleers - Part Two

    Tue, 7 Apr 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dawood Azami talks to some of the descendants of the thousands of Afghan pioneers in Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, who, with their camels, first arrived in Australia in the 1860s and criss-crossed the harsh interior of Australia for several decades. He explores the adventurist nature and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Afghans and discusses their ancient and unwritten code of life called – Pashtoonwali.

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  • The Best Nightclub in Africa 04 Apr 15

    Sat, 4 Apr 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    World renowned DJ Edu, aka The ‘Afro Boss’, is on a journey across Africa to explore how the young generation are having fun from Friday to Sunday. He starts in his hometown Nairobi and finds out how young, up and coming DJs, are making their mark on the music world by selling mixtapes on the public buses. In Morocco he finds a new music genre called ‘Afro-bian’ and in Botswana, an emerging outdoor festival culture is pushing back against government attempts to crackdown on anti-social behaviour. Moving to Central Africa and The Democratic Republic of Congo, DJ Edu meets the new generation of Sapeurs – Kinshasa’s gentleman dandies, now made famous by ad agencies around the world. He finishes in South Africa, whose native house music scene is taking the clubbing world by storm, and discovers a hipster’s paradise in Johannesburg, which has reformed a previously ‘no-go’ area to the ‘must-go’ area.

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  • Escaping Tanzania's 'cutting season' - 2 Apr 2015

    Thu, 2 Apr 15

    Duration:
    27 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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  • Sheltering on the Night Bus

    Wed, 1 Apr 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Ahmed has spent much of the last three and a half years sleeping on London’s night buses. He fled to the UK from India in 2002 during the communal riots in Gujarat, fearing that he was going to be a target. He had his asylum application turned down but, still nervous about the situation at home, he stayed in the UK. Through Ahmed we enter a netherworld where many other failed asylum seekers like him exist.

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  • Australia's Afghan Cameleers - Part One

    Tue, 31 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Dawood Azami focuses on the life and legacy of the Afghan cameleers, who first arrived in Australia in the 1860s. They played a crucial role in the development of railway lines, overland Telegraph line and provided supplies to remote mission stations and farms. They became part of the pioneering legend of inland Australia by opening up the Australian deserts, exploring it and enabling the early white settlers to survive.

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