BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead.
Explaining the stories the world is sharing
How the world is changing America
Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.
Technological and digital news from around the world.
On the ground reporting from around the world
Explorations in the world of science.
Razia Iqbal in conversation with some of the world's greatest architects.
Chemical elements: where do we get them and how do they fit into our economy?
Justin Rowlatt interviews the world's greatest economists
What does freedom means in the modern world?
Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents around the world.
A showcase of up and coming musical talent from around the world
Insights into the business world from the BBC.
Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.
Health Check grapples with health issues on a global scale. Presented by Claudia Hammond.
The biggest financial stories and why they matter to us all.
Tim Harford explains the numbers and statistics in the news and in life.
A series of interviews offering an intimate view of a city people have made their home.
An indepth look at the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
Owen Bennett Jones and guests take an in-depth look at a topic in the week's news
Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.
All the week's science news with Jack Stewart
How can you make it in the global economy? Meet those who have made it & those trying.
Razia Iqbal talks to a series of well-known authors from Britain and around the world.
The latest technology news presented by Rory Cellan-Jones
How has the world has changed for women? Inspiring women in their 70s and 80s look back
Music, TV, books, film and the arts – everything that's new in global culture
Evan Davis chairs a discussion providing insight into business from the people at the top.
Two women from two cultures share the passions that have shaped their lives
Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
A fresh look at the stories of the week with journalists from our 27 language sections
The economics, science and culture of putting food on your plate
From World War II to the Arab Spring, history told by the people who were there
The world’s leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC
The sounds of the historic and influential city, through its music, life, noise and people
Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series.
Annual lecture delivered by a guest speaker
Science news and highlights of the week
Harriett Gilbert and friends present global arts, culture and entertainment.
A playful but informative look at why we do the things we do
Exploring the different attitudes and definitions of mental health and mental wellbeing
The effect of World War One from a global perspective
The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions.
The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight
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The story of twenty momentous years from 1936 - 56, through the words of BBC reporters
BBC World Service hosts an international science festival from the heart of Africa.
A series of programmes about what the world of the future might be like.