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 (4)

  • ISIS, ISIL or IS: The politics of a name

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Why the media disagrees over what to call the militant jihadist group; the Afghan election in numbers; Tezeta: How to Sing the Ethiopian Blues; and the enduring global appeal of Hercule Poirot.

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  • Who To Vote For In Brazil

    Fri, 5 Sep 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    The politicians with odd nicknames contesting in Brazil's elections - including Mr Bean, Barack Obama and Spider-Man.

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  • Living in a Lawless Libya

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    Tanks in the driveway, and AK-47s in the market - how residents are coping in Benghazi; and fascinating facts about Venezuelan petrol - for instance did you know if you were to drive the whole circumference of the earth on Venezuelan petrol it would cost only $100?

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  • Why are Shipping Containers so Popular in Pakistan?

    Fri, 22 Aug 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    The humble shipping container and Pakistani politics; How to build a Somali army; Understanding TV censorship in 1980s Iran; Conflict in eastern Ukraine told through intercepts; and Shahnameh symphony - the Book of Kings set to music

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