The Documentary: Sheltering on the Night Bus03/31/15
A ride with Ahmed, a failed asylum seeker, who sleeps on London’s night-buses
DocArchive: Sheltering on the Night Bus
Ahmed has spent much of the last three and a half years sleeping on London’s night buses. He fled to the UK from India in 2002 during the communal riots in Gujarat, fearing that he was going to be a target. He had his asylum application turned down...
The Documentary: Australia's Afghan Cameleers: Australia's...
The astonishing stories of the Afghan cameleers who opened up Australia
DocArchive: Australia's Afghan Cameleers - Part One
Dawood Azami focuses on the life and legacy of the Afghan cameleers, who first arrived in Australia in the 1860s. They played a crucial role in the development of railway lines, overland Telegraph line and provided supplies to remote mission stations...
The Documentary: Fridgeonomics
How the fridge has transformed people’s lives around the world
DocArchive: Fridgeonomics 29 Mar 2015
What’s in your fridge? That’s the question former BBC Africa Service editor Elizabeth Ohene has been asking as she opens fridge doors on three continents to find out how the fridge has changed – and continues to change – millions of lives around the...
The Documentary: Lee Kuan Yew: The Man Who Made Singapore
Reflections on the life of Lee Kuan Yew, regarded as the father of modern Singapore
DocArchive: Saving Gaza’s Grand Piano - 26 Mar 2015
Tim Whewell tells the story of how Gaza's only grand piano is being restored and of how music - for so long played behind closed doors - is being re-introduced to school children.
The Documentary: On Language Location: Myanmar
Myanmar is home to some 135 distinct ethnic groups but can their languages survive?
DocArchive: On Language Location: Myanmar
Formerly known as Burma, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is in a state of upheaval. Business is booming in Yangon, thanks to new access to international markets. And while the country is offering greater stability for investors, ethnic and...
DocArchive: Festival Time
Indian Journalist Rupa Jha travels to her own state of Bihar, where nearly 10% of the population now live, facing many of the issues confronting the average citizen. It is the height of festival season and Patna is resonating to the sound of loud...
DocArchive: Understanding Ebola
How did the disease originate & how was its deadly progress checked? Statistician Hans Rosling & the WHO's Margaret Lamunu discuss their experiences of fighting the disease.
DocArchive: Can Soup Change the World? 21 Mar 2015
Detroit Soup is an innovative crowdfunding dinner which has raised more than $85,000 for community projects in Motor City - but could it work elsewhere? The BBC takes Detroit Soup founder Amy Kaherl to Nepal, to inspire a new crowdfunding culture,...
DocArchive: On Language Location: Bhutan
Bhutan is a landlocked country in the eastern Himalaya, best known as a Buddhist kingdom where the policy of ‘Gross National Happiness’ replaced GDP. Anthropologist and linguist Mark Turin documents the country’s endangered oral traditions. Can...
DocArchive: Living India - A Dalit's Tale
Journalist Rupa Jha travels to her own state of Bihar, where nearly 10% of the population now live, and who face many of the issues confronting the average citizen. In part two Dalit student Sunil hopes his exam results will help lift his entire...
DocArchive: Can the World Get Rich Forever
Theo Leggett looks at our apparent addiction to economic growth as the secret to prosperity and cure for global poverty. In a finite world with limited resources, can economies continue to grow indefinitely, or will physical and environmental...
DocArchive: Eritrea - Thurs 12 Mar 2015
Has Eritrea reached its Millenium Development Goals target early? BBC’s Yalda Hakim finds out in areas such as child mortality, maternal health and HIV/Aids and malaria.
DocArchive: ISIS: Looting for Terror - 5 Mar 2015
As evidence grows that major historical sites are being looted in Syria, how much are groups such as Islamic State profiting from the global trade in illicit antiquities?
DocArchive: Sandhurst and the Sheikhs
Four reigning Arab monarchs have passed through the UK's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst or its associated institutions - the kings of Bahrain and Jordan, the Emir of Qatar and the Sultan of Oman, alongside a long list of lesser sheikhs and princes,...
DocArchive: Maskirovka: Deception Russian-Style
Lucy Ash examines the Russian military strategy of deception, maskirovka, from the 14th Century to the current crisis in Ukraine.
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