The Fifth Floor

The Fifth Floor

A fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 27 language sections - every week with David Amanor. New episodes ready to download from 1500GMT on Fridays. Also includes our history programme Witness.

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Recent episodes (5)

  • Reporting Immigration: A Global Perspective

    Fri, 28 Nov 14

    51 mins

    30 days remaining

    Reporting immigration in Lebanon and Latin America; North Vietnam's endangered music; a time travelling trip through Turkish Service archives; Saving Timbuktu's medieval manuscripts; and the challenge to choose a song that defines Cuba.

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  • A Year Since Maidan

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

    50 mins

    23 days remaining

    How life for our BBC Kiev journalists has changed, one year on from the Maidan Square protests; The diary of a Liberian ambulance worker treating Ebola; Why countries rewrite their history and Nigerian politics through music.

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  • The Legacy of 1984

    Fri, 14 Nov 14

    50 mins

    16 days remaining

    The global legacy of George Orwell's iconic novel; Meeting Syria's White Helmets; What makes an "ethical" Ugandan; and a bad day on the Niger Delta

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  • Stories from the frontline: Burkina Faso

    Fri, 7 Nov 14

    52 mins

    9 days remaining

    Reflections on Burkina Faso's politics; the prisoners who became Presidents; recipes tips for the mujahideen; and Mexican and Iranian super-fans of Dr Who share their love of the Time Lord.

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  • Global Ghost Stories

    Fri, 31 Oct 14

    50 mins

    2 days remaining

    Ghost stories from around the world; BBC Hausa meets the Chibok girls; Lustration explained; Tanzania's WWI German warship.

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