The Busy Executioner
Kate Adie introduces reports from around the world, including an executioner discussing his job whilst international criticism grows of the use of the death penalty in Pakistan.
Story-telling from reporters around the world. In this edition, as the UN, EU and others voice criticism of the number of executions now being carried out in Pakistan, our correspondent meets a hangman who talks frankly about his job; a colleague visits a far-right militia group's training camp in Ukraine and hears why it's against not only the pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country but also the government in the capital, Kiev; we gaze at a minaret in Tunisia and consider the forgotten history of a town where migrants FROM Europe once arrived in search of a new life. A reporter tours the capital of Albania, Tirana, and discovers why soft toys have been pressed in to service against the 'evil eye.' And we find out how a posse of elderly Italian ladies raised enough money to enjoy a holiday by the sea.
- Sat 1 Aug 2015 11:30