Docs: Fearless Women in Turkish Kurdistan - 31 July 201407/31/14
Tim Whewell meets the dynamic young women in Turkish Kurdistan who are defining the future of their society.
DocArchive: Yemen's Swap Marriages
‘I’ll marry your sister if you marry mine. And if you divorce my sister, I’ll divorce yours.’ That is Yemen’s ‘Shegar’, or swap marriage, an agreement between two men to marry each other’s sisters, thereby removing the need for expensive dowry...
DocArchive: Open Eye: Crying Meri
***WARNING: This programme includes graphic descriptions of sexual violence*** 'A humanitarian crisis', that's how the medical charity Medicins Sans Frontiers describes the levels of violence against women they are dealing with in Papua New Guinea -...
DocArchive: I Don't Remember the War
Six talented young writers under 35 explore a great grandparent or grandparent's involvement in World War One. This centenary offers a chance to reflect on the gulf that separates young people from the war. Each writer attempts to bridge the gap, to...
Docs: Tornado: Hide and Seek - 24 July 2014
What do you do when a twisting funnel drops from the sky with tearing winds of up to 500 km an hour? Neal Razzell goes out and about with the storm chasers in Oklahoma City, USA.
DocArchive: The War Widows of Aghanistan
As Nato troops withdraw from Afghanistan, British and Afghan women share their stories of being widowed by the same war. Zarghuna Kargar hears how the lives of four women changed the moment they received the news of their husbands' sudden deaths, how...
DocArchive: At the End of Death Row
Following recent botched executions in several states, Rajini Vaidyanathan asks whether the future of the death penalty in the US is itself now in question. Is it possible that the United States could give up on the death penalty?
DocArchive: The War that Changed the World: Part Two
The tank, gas, flame throwers, Zeppelins - the weapons of World War One were like nothing that had been experienced before. At a special event with the British Council, Amanda Vickery and her guests explore the waging of war, its methods and morality,...
Docs: Kentucky learns to love Obamacare - 17 July 2014
Claire Bolderson reports from Kentucky on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is changing lives. But can the doubters be won over?
DocArchive: Three Continents, Three Generations
In 1896 the British sent thousands of labourers from India to Kenya, to build the Uganda Railway from Mombasa on Kenya's coast to Lake Victoria in Uganda. During the '60s and '70s, facing uncertainty in an independent Kenya, many used their link with...
DocArchive: Back to Charm School 14 Jul 2014
Ahead of sporting mega-events such as the Olympic Games, local people are being given a "clean-up" and training. For this summer's Commonwealth Games, 10,000 Glaswegians are getting tutoring how to speak 'properly', project positive body language and...
DocArchive: No Destination
Fifty years ago, at the height of the Cold War and at the time of increasing tensions between East and West, Satish Kumar hit the headlines around the world when he walked 8000 miles from New Delhi to Moscow, then on to Paris, London and Washington...
Docs: Nigeria Undercover - 10 July 2014
Yalda Hakim hears from residents deep in Boko Haram territory, in northern Nigeria, who are caught between the Islamist militant group and the Nigerian military.
DocArchive: Bombay Jazz
Sarfraz Manzoor charts the extraordinary story of jazz in India when some of the world's most accomplished musicians including Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong brought their talents to the east and mixed with performers such as Chic...
DocArchive: Yellow Cab Blues
Meet New York's rookie cabbies - fledgling taxi-drivers trying to earn a living in the most stressful city in the world. Most are immigrants, already grappling with the challenges of a new language and a new culture. Now they have to deal with long...
Docs: Shaking Hands with the Enemy - 3 July 2014
Are international regulations designed to stop money and equipment reaching terrorist organisations curtailing vital aid programmes in some of the world's most troubled regions?
DocArchive: Misers, Bling and the Money Thing: Part Two
Alvin Hall delves into the inspirations and fears that influence people’s differing attitudes towards money. He speaks to Peter de Savary who has bought hotels and boats, living around the world in luxury resorts that he’s owned, but says it’s not the...
DocArchive: Nationalism The War That Changed the World 28 June 2014
An epic exploration of the legacy of World War One begins with this panel and audience discussion from Sarajevo. It looks at the drive for nationhood during World War One and its impact on nationalism in Bosnia to this day.
DocArchive: Rebel Rebel
Between 1981 and 1990 teams 'representing' England, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Australia toured Apartheid era South Africa, despite there being a well established sporting boycott in place. Jonathan Agnew, the BBC's cricket correspondent, reveals how...
DocArchive: The Great Space Hunt 25 Jun 2014
With the power of nuclear weapons and the potential to wipe out life on Earth, asteroids hit Earth more frequently than you'd think. Meet the volunteers monitoring the skies.
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