Documentary of the Week

Documentary of the Week

The Documentary of the Week podcast brings you our pick of the week's documentaries on BBC Radio 4. A new episode is published every Friday.

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  • Ebola Junction: 27 Feb 15

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

    28 mins

    26 days remaining

    Moyamba junction is a key cross roads and one of the areas targeted in a bid to contain the spread of Ebola. Dr John Wright records what happens as the new treatment centre opens.

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  • Read My Lips - Why Politicians Speak the Way They Do: 20 Feb 15

    Fri, 20 Feb 15

    58 mins

    19 days remaining

    Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff Jonathan Powell explores the principles which underlie some of the most famous political speeches of the last century. Why do politicians reiterate things three times? Why do they never say "sorry"? How much work goes into the most innocuous phrase? Interviews include American pollster Frank Luntz, and impressionist Rory Bremner.

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  • Good News is No News: 13 Feb 15

    Fri, 13 Feb 15

    29 mins

    12 days remaining

    Is news bad for us? Former news editor and writer Charlie Beckett explores whether there is an unrelenting negativity in the news agenda and asks how it might be done differently.

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  • A Modern Magna Carta

    Fri, 6 Feb 15

    29 mins

    5 days remaining

    What would you put into your Magna Carta? The lawyer and human rights champion Helena Kennedy QC attempts to design a Magna Carta for today's globalised world.

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