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Dan Snow's History of Congo

Dan Snow travels to Congo to reveal how its troubled history has turned one of the world's potentially richest countries into one of its poorest.

Dan Snow travels to Congo - one of the wildest, most colourful and anarchic places on our planet - to reveal how its troubled history of slavery, colonialism, corruption and war have turned one of the world's potentially richest countries into one of its poorest.

Dan's journey takes him to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth, where he discovers how Congo's resources and people helped make Britain rich through the centuries and win two world wars.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 27 Jun 2018 21:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:24

    Joseph Kabassele Et L'african Jazz

    Independance Cha-Cha

  • 00:26

    Patrice Emery Lumumba

    Discours (Extrait)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Dan Snow
Executive Producer Sam Collyns
Producer Robin Barnwell
Director Robin Barnwell

Broadcasts

  • Wed 9 Oct 2013 21:00
  • Thu 10 Oct 2013 23:20
  • Thu 10 Oct 2013 23:50
  • Tue 19 Nov 2013 02:20
  • Wed 27 Jun 2018 21:00

Dan Snow's History of Congo

Dan Snow's History of Congo

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