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Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines.


  • Friday, November 20, 2015 6:00pm
    Foreign correspondents' stories. In this programme, Kevin Connolly talks of the dogged durability that got Parisians out to work again in the days after the terrorist attacks, 'the foot soldiers' ability to soldier on through the darkness'. Joanna Robertson, also in the French capital, says despite the huge numbers of police deployed in various parts of the city, many in the suburbs are complaining they've been left unprotected. She is asked: 'What's being done to protect our way of life?' Emma Jane Kirby meets up again with an Italian man who can't forget the day he went out boating and came across scores of migrants scattered across the sea, only some of whom he managed to rescue. A way of life comes to an end with the closing of a well-known narrow gauge railway in central India. Mark Tully's among the last to travel on the Satpura Lines in the centre of the country. A station master asks him: 'Why do they have to close such a busy railway?' Steve Evans tells us that in Seoul, a whole building is full of civil servants preparing for the day North and South Korea will finally be united. But that's a development unlikely to happen soon. Perhaps it will never happen and, as a result, Steve finds these are workers not over-burdened with work!
  • Monday, November 16, 2015 6:00pm
    Analysis, observation, writing, storytelling. In this edition, the smells of a city's chequered history are resurrected in a shop in Serbia's capital, Belgrade. From inside Syria, the tactics a new force is employing to take the fight to the militants of IS. Aung San Suu Kyi's new government in Myanmar should soon be sworn in after its historic election victory -- but there are tough challenges ahead. All change in Poland too -- but why's the electorate there turned its back on an administration which provided new roads, airport terminals and jobs? And we're inside a beauty salon in Kabul turning down advice on a new coiffure and learning instead what sort of future Afghans think lies in store for their nation.
  • Friday, November 6, 2015 6:00pm
    Fifty nations are contributing 14-thousand people to peace-keeping in northern Mali - and their abilities are being severely tested. The tourists have turned their backs on the Greek holiday island of Lesbos but the volunteers, who've flooded in to help the migrants arriving on its shores, are generating new business opportunities. A visit to two military cemeteries, back to back in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, where the dead lie after Italy's African empire was brought to a abrupt end. The extraordinary tenacity and stoicism of the fishermen of Greenland as they prepare for the long cold winter ahead. And Eccles, the Wirral and the frozen borderlands between Norway and Russia are all involved in a story about a giant crab and its march on western civilisation
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:00pm
    Insight, wit and story-telling from reporters worldwide. In this edition, Gulf governments get paranoid as tensions pile up on their doorsteps and western reporters ask tricky questions; so many Syrians are seeking refuge in Jordan that aid agencies are struggling to help them find food and shelter; on the election campaign trail with Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar - she may win the most votes, but she won't be the country's next president; the debt we owe the Namibian Beetle - just one of the potentially life-saving lessons scientists are learning from close observation of plants and animals. And the honey-making that's going on high above the sales floors of some of the most elegant shops in Paris
  • Friday, October 30, 2015 7:00pm
    What has happened to Turkey? Not so long ago it was held up as a model of Middle Eastern harmony, a successful mix of Islam and democracy. Mark Lowen explains how the optimism of those days has turned to disenchantment and anxiety ahead of the general election there this weekend. There's an encounter with the religious police in Saudi Arabia as Lyse Doucet in Riyadh observes how the country's trying to hang on to ancient traditions while moving forward with the wider world. Ed Butler’s been in Puerto Rico – finding out what lies behind President Obama’s warning that the island’s economic problems could lead to a humanitarian crisis. Opportunity doesn’t often knock for women in Nepal yet a female president has just been appointed there and Chris Haslam has been talking to a young woman sports star who ran away from home and is set to become the most famous Nepali since the hero of Everest, Sherpa Tensing