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


  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015 7:00pm
    Insight, writing, storytelling. In this edition Nick Thorpe reflects on the many tales he's heard in months covering the migrant crisis at the gateways of Europe; Gabriel Gatehouse is in Germany where the influx of refugees has caused a surge in the popularity of right-wing anti-immigration parties; Stephanie Hegarty talks of her visit to the Central African Republic where UN-troops are trying to restore peace after violent clashes between Christian and Muslim militias; Jonathan Fryer goes to Astana in Kazahstan, a capital city with awe-inspiring architecture and a president determined that nothing will stand in the way of his vision for the country's future and Kieran Cooke goes to Ireland's holy mountain, Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, to investigate a claim that 'nature's greatest cathedral in the west is being severely damaged'
  • Friday, October 2, 2015 7:00pm
    Storytelling, writing and looking beyond the news spotlight. Today: warm orangeade, a tot of rum and some chain-smoking - all part of daily life for the fishermen and women of Madagascar who've harnessed new conservation techniques to long-standing traditions. Also, a despatch from south-eastern Turkey, where renewed hostilities between government forces and Kurdish PKK militants have left efforts to establish a long-term peace in shreds; there's an examination of the reasons why Russia has chosen to step up its military activity in the Middle East; the Spanish bullfighting season's coming to an end and many now wonder if the same will soon be said of bullfighting itself. And why tonight's big rugby match at Twickenham might set off some wild, if lonely, rejoicing in a small hotel room in Japan.
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 7:00pm
    Includes Fergal Keane's 1996 Letter to Daniel and Allan Little in Kinshasa as President Mobutu fell in 1997
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:00pm
    Insight, storytelling, colour. Today, there's endless bread but not much comfort as Nigerian children find shelter in a bakery from the extremists of Boko Haram. India's accused of involvement in disturbances just over the border in Nepal - people have died in clashes with the security forces and cross-border commerce has been hard hit. The amount of violence in eastern Ukraine has gone down, but there are other problems for the government in Kiev: the economy's in deep trouble and frustrated ultra-nationalists are making their presence felt. Voodoo's coming under attack on the island of Haiti in the Caribbean - one senior Roman Catholic churchman's called it 'magic'. And there's a visit to the 'alternative' American city of Portland, Oregon. It's certainly a place of beards and tattoos but is it falling victim to creeping provincialism?
  • Friday, September 25, 2015 7:00pm
    Filling in the gaps between the headlines: shock, horror, remorse, guilt -- how a piece of gold triggered an emotional tsunami on a beach near Cape Town. Why the Pope's been so in demand on his visit to Washington, a city where it's usually money that's talking the loudest; robbed of everything she had, even her blanket: it's one of the stories of those fleeing the violence in South Sudan, the world's newest nation; electioneering gathers pace in Myanmar, formerly Burma, and there's at least one point the human rights lawyer and the man who's been called the Buddhist Bin Laden can agree on and Germany might seem the promised land to many of the migrants making the long trek up through Europe but, it seems, not all of them are happy with what they find