The World Tonight

The World Tonight

When it comes to daily news, The World Tonight takes international events seriously and covers them in depth. Using the BBC's international network of correspondents we report on what is going on, put it in context and provide a forum for debate on the big issues facing us all. The presenter team is led by Ritula Shah. It is broadcast Monday to Friday at 10pm on BBC Radio 4 and lasts for 45 minutes.

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  • Party leaders on nationwide tours in the last push for votes

    Tue, 5 May 15

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    With one more full day of campaigning left, thoughts are turning to the possibility of the electorate delivering a hung parliament. If no one has an overall majority, who can claim legitimacy -- to form the next government? As the UN tries to restart Syrian peace talks, we ask what's happening on the ground. And why female political journalists in France say they've had enough of sexist behaviour from politicians.

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  • Boko Haram: rescued womens' stories

    Mon, 4 May 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    As the Nigerian military free hundreds of women kidnapped by Boko Haram, we hear first hand accounts of their captivity. How does the rest of Europe view our election campaign? Greece struggles with a refugee influx - on top of its economic woes. Is the art of political speech-making dead? With Ritula Shah.

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  • Minority government

    Fri, 1 May 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    As Ed Miliband appears to rule out any deal or coalition with the SNP, we ask whether a minority government is a sign of weakness. Three months after the victory of Greece's anti-austerity party Syriza, Paul Moss travels to Athens to see whether people are still pleased they have come to power. And, after 100 days of a new monarch in Saudi Arabia, the BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones assesses the changes the country has already undergone, and the challenges ahead. With Ritula Shah.

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  • Main party leaders face TV audience

    Thu, 30 Apr 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg face persistent questioning from 'Question Time' audience; Perilous journey through Niger to become an economic migrant; Boxing world prepares for the weekend's 'mega-fight'; 'Beach Body Ready' adverts prove controversial With David Eades

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  • Scotland: political revolution ?

    Wed, 29 Apr 15

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Ritula Shah hosts a special election programme from Glasgow. She journeys down the Clyde to find out why the SNP seem so wildly popular, what's gone wrong for Labour - and what it means for the Union.

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