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)

  • Stories from the Frontline - The Peshawar Attack

    Fri, 19 Dec 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Reporting from Peshawar: the aftermath of the Taliban attack; the story of an alleged political coup by Turkish football fans; looking back at Cuba through one family from independence to revolution to exile; feast and fortune telling: the Iranian festival of Yaldā.

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  • Reporting Truth and Reconciliation

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Can Brazil's inquiry bring justice nearly 30 years after the end of military rule? Plus, the music of jihadists; Sri Lankan art, Growing up under the shadow of the AK47; and from Argentina's time travelling El Eternauta to China's shape-shifting Monkey King, we hear stories of favourite international action heroes.

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  • Trouble with the Rouble

    Fri, 5 Dec 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    What the story of the rouble tells us about Russia, the geography of the Hong Kong street protests, an ode to the pomegranate, and reporting from the Somali-Kenyan border.

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  • Reporting Immigration: A Global Perspective

    Fri, 28 Nov 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Available:
    8 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

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
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    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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