Owen Bennett Jones introduces the pick of the week's reportage, insight and wit from BBC correspondents around the world.
In this edition they venture everywhere from the High Pamir mountain ranges of Afghanistan to the steamy streets of Georgetown, Guyana - and witness scenes from a sacred Indian cremation to a traditional American Thanksgiving in rural Georgia.
In the programme:
Stephen Sackur on whether Egypt's military rulers have lived up to their promises;
Lucy Ash on football and fear in a violent corner of Europe - the republic of Dagestan;
Max Shapira on meeting a witness to, and survivor of, the Khmer Rouge's crimes;
David Loyn on signs of movement in Burma;
Sarah Grainger on the oddly British flavour of life and elections in Guyana;
Justin Rowlatt on the funeral ghats lining the banks of the Ganges;
Mike Thomson on the hidden charms of Kabul;
John Pilkington on horse-riding through the Pamir;
and Jason Palmer on his family's very traditional way of celebrating Thanksgiving.