Travel competition winner Jane Labous meets the people of Mali who make a living from mud.
Allan Little examines how apartheid was forged and then dismantled in South Africa.
Matthew Hill investigates allegations of illegal bird hunting in Malta.
Jarvis Cocker goes on a journey through an Icelandic night that never falls.
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
A young doctor’s death shakes the Communist Party.
Celia Hatton and guests discuss China's pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060.
How have China's relations with other countries changed since the arrival of the virus?
Has the Covid-19 epidemic weakened or strengthened the grip of China’s Communist Party?
Isabel Hilton reports from China on the current boom in museum building.
Maria Margaronis explores the divided history of Cyprus, as a new settlement awaits.
Andrew Dilnot charts the history of the British state through its numbers.
Elif Shafak visits an Istanbul bookshop to see if modern Turkey is present on its shelves.
John Tusa chronicles the making of modern Iran.
Roger begins his tour of Chinese museums in Shanghai, with a visit to an opera museum.
The oil crisis of the 1950s led to the overthrow of a democratically elected government.
Roger continues his journey through Shanghai, visiting a bank museum and a tobacco museum.
The fall of the Shah led to the creation of the world's first Islamic republic.
How do young Germans imagine a future after Angela Merkel?
Anne McElvoy considers how Germans see their country's cultural role.
Agony aunt Irma Kurtz talks to her Indian counterpart Bachi Kakaria about Indian agony.
Sickness strikes the government even as it tries to reassure people
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson reflects on recent events in Iran.
Iran is now calling the shots in Iraq. How did the clerics outmanoeuvre the US?
What power does Iran's Revolutionary Guard wield and what will they do now?
Prof Colley examines the island nature of the United Kingdom.
Sound recordist Chris Watson captures the dramatic sounds of Iceland's dynamic landscape.
Simon Schama considers Israel's troubled life, its achievements and possible future.
Kamin Mohammadi says life under an authoritarian regime is lived more creatively.