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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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  • 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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  • Roots Reggae and Rebellion Part One 13 Aug 2014

    Wed, 13 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    How Rastafari turned from an ostracised religious sect into a global phenomenon - and its role in replacing the shackles of colonial rule with a forgotten African identity.

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  • Damming Afghanistan: Lost Stories from Helmand 9 Aug 2014

    Tue, 12 Aug 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    The Helmand valley dam complex, is the biggest engineering project in Afghanistan. How has it withstood the Soviet invasion and the conflict that began in 2001?

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  • A Day in the Life of an Immigration Lawyer 12 Aug 2014

    Tue, 12 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Presenter Nihal Arthanayake visits UK immigration lawyer Harjap Singh Bhangal who gives advice to migrants seeking visas to work and live in Britain.

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  • Docs: Crimea: Paradise Regained - 7 Aug 2014

    Thu, 7 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    As Ukrainian holidaymakers stay away from Crimea's beaches following Russia's annexation of the peninsula, Lucy Ash meets the Russians who are reclaiming their bit of paradise.

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  • Afghanistan's Death Lists

    Wed, 6 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    David Loyn investigates how a lost document is helping Afghanistan come to terms with its painful past. A war crimes trial in the Netherlands has unearthed a list of 5,000 prisoners detained, tortured and killed by the radical communist regime that ran the country in 1978-79 - a "death list".

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  • Special: The Watergate Legacy

    Wed, 6 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Forty years on from President Nixon’s resignation we hear from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who broke the Watergate story. Did their reporting make Americans more mistrustful of government and ready to believe the worst of their leaders?

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