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)

  • All Eyes on Scotland

    Fri, 19 Sep 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Can Pakistanis play the bagpipes? Did Idi Amin like haggis? And what happened when 3,000 Scots tried to colonise Panama? These pertinent questions and many more are explored in a special edition of the Fifth Floor reflecting on Scotland's historic referendum for independence. So, what has Scotland's momentous vote meant around the world?

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

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    21 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:
    14 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:
    7 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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