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Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.

Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.
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London, United Kingdom

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Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.

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English


Episodes

Quest for a Cure

12/21/2007
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Peter Day reports on whether the US Food and Drug Administration will licence the HIV/AIDS drug Maraviroc.

Duration:00:23:10

Global Account - Part 4

12/20/2007
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Allan Urry investigates links between the Pentagon, politicians and weapons manufacturers.

Duration:00:22:31

Citizen Journalists

12/17/2007
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What is the future of news, when the internet may undermine the old-fashioned paternalistic precepts? BBC's Alan Little investigates.

Duration:00:22:41

Making News Part 1

12/10/2007
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The BBC and other international broadcasters boast "objective" news and impartial window onto the world, but is such a thing really possible? Alan Little investigates.

Duration:00:22:20

Assignment - Leila's story

12/7/2007
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Leila is a young woman in Iran, sold into prostitution by her family at the age of 9, later forced into a temporary marriage, and then sentenced to hang at the age of 18. She was finally reprieved, but what does her story tell us about Iran's ability to legally protect its own children.

Duration:00:22:10

Global Account Part 2

12/7/2007
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Africa's Cocaine Coast - Guinea-Bissau is awash with cocaine and is ranked by the United Nations as the fifth poorest country in the world. Grant Ferrett investigates.

Duration:00:22:59

Seeing Iraq, Thinking Vietnam Part 2

12/2/2007
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Jonathan Marcus explores the impact of these two conflicts on the american political psyche.

Duration:00:22:14

Global Account - Part 1

11/28/2007
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Angus Stickler travels into the disputed "Red Zone" of Southern Thailand to discover the victims of a brutal and under-reported war.

Duration:00:22:57

Assignment - Inside Gaza

11/27/2007
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Six months ago, the radical Palestinian faction Hamas took total control of the Gaza Strip. Israel and Egypt responded by closing their borders with Gaza. Magdi Abdelhadi travelled to the Gaza Strip to see how the 1.5 million Palestinians living there are coping.

Duration:00:22:35

Seeing Iraq, Thinking Vietnam Part 1

11/25/2007
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Correspondent Jonathan Marcus compares the impact of the two conflicts on American society and politics.

Duration:00:22:45

Jihad and the Petrodollar part 2

11/22/2007
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Roger Hardy follows the money trail and looks at the case of two prominent Saudi charities.

Duration:00:22:59

Assignment - The internet chatroom murder

11/21/2007
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This week on Assignment, a story of lust, deception and betrayal on the internet. It tells the extraordinary story of a middle-aged factory worker who undergoes a virtual and very real transformation after he goes online - a transformation which ends in murder.

Duration:00:22:01

Taxing Questions (part four)

11/20/2007
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The final part of a four part series in which Maurice Walsh discovers why globalisation and the black market have drastically undermined governments' ability to generate revenue in the form of tax.

Duration:00:23:00

Taxing Questions (part three)

11/19/2007
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In the third of a four part series Maurice Walsh discovers why globalisation and the black market have drastically undermined governments' ability to generate revenue in the form of tax.

Duration:00:23:17

Can America Go Green? - Programme 3

11/18/2007
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The BBC's UN correspondent Laura Trevelyan explores how the US could retreat from its role as the planet's biggest polluter. In the final part of the series, Laura explores the degree to which Americans are speaking out and altering their lifestyles in the face of global warming.

Duration:00:23:01

Jihad and the Petrodollar - part 1

11/15/2007
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Has Saudi Arabia fanned the flames of Muslim militancy by exporting its own puritanical form of Islam to every corner of the globe?

Duration:00:22:52

Taxing Questions (programme two)

11/15/2007
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In the second of a four part series Maurice Walsh discovers why globalisation and the black market have drastically undermined governments' ability to generate revenue in the form of tax. Maurice visits Zambia to examine what has happened to the money generated by the country's booming copper industry.

Duration:00:20:08

Assignment - The neglected thalidomiders

11/14/2007
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Fifty years ago, the drug thalidomide was introduced as a treatment for pregnancy sickness. The results for unborn children were devastating. Many of those affected have been compensated - but not thalidomiders in Spain. Geoff Adams-Spink investigates why.

Duration:00:27:10

Can America Go Green? - Programme 2

11/11/2007
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The BBC's UN correspondent Laura Trevelyan explores how the US could retreat from its role as the planet's biggest polluter. In this episode: Laura reports on General Electric. Once pilloried as a polluter (and taken to court for dumping waste in the Hudson River), the industry giant, under the leadership of Jeffrey Immelt, has gone green and sees its future prosperity tied to developing green technologies.

Duration:00:22:53

Taxing Questions (programme one)

11/11/2007
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The first part of a four part series in which Maurice Walsh discovers why globalisation and the black market have drastically undermined governments' ability to generate revenue in the form of tax.

Duration:00:22:37