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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  • Farewell Nadine Gordimer

    Fri, 18 Jul 14

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Two South African journalists pay tribute to one of their most influential authors - Nadine Gordimer; Celebrating 60 years of Colombian TV; Sufi music on Karachi's streets; and remembering Brazil's decades of military repression.

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  • South Sudan Three Years On

    Fri, 11 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    South Sudan refugees; who has the best World Cup chant?; Saudi's YouTube king; should vasectomies be banned in Iran? And Wole Soyinka at 80

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  • 04 Jul 14: The Art of Football Commentary

    Fri, 4 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    How football commentary differs in Brazil, Iran and Zimbabwe, smuggling gold into India, Brazzaville and Kinshasa tensions, Beirut's bullet-riddled Holiday Inn and Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar.

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  • Life With No Toilet in Rural India

    Fri, 27 Jun 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    How a shortage of private toilets in rural India has exposed women to sexual violence; a novel in Uzbek using only words beginning with the letter T; Brazilian music- what's cool and what's not; why Thursday in Baghdad is still a day to celebrate; taking a slow boat to the World Cup.

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