Documentaries 2009

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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DocArchive: Assignment - Return to Nablus
Six years ago, the second Palestinian Intifada – or uprising – was raging in the West Bank town of Nablus in the Israeli-occupied territories. This was an era when Palestinian militants regularly battled the Israeli Defence Force in the streets. The BBC’s Alan Johnston reported from Nablus during those dark, dangerous days. Now, for Assignment, on his first reporting trip back in the Middle East since he was kidnapped in Gaza, he returns to Nablus to find out how life has changed for the town.
Dátum: 2009-12-10 Idő: 09:06:00
Can China Go Green? Part two
The second part of Jonathon Porritts report from China, where, amidst the toxic power stations and burgeoning numbers of cars, he finds some extraordinary and pioneering green solutions. In two provocative and counter-intuitive programmes, Jonathon Porritt flies in the face of international protest and fear at what China is doing to the worlds environment in order to properly explore whats actually happening across the vast country. Although the Chinese are avid to grow their economy at all costs, Porritt is convinced that they are effectively leap-frogging the older industrial societies of Europe and America and bringing on real long term environmental solutions, sustainable power and eco design.
Dátum: 2009-12-09 Idő: 10:05:00
Orphans of '89
Quentin Peel, International Affairs editor of the Financial Times, presents the first of a two-part series looking at the communist regimes and movements 'orphaned' by the collapse of the governments of the Soviet Union and eastern Europe.
Dátum: 2009-12-07 Idő: 11:23:00
DocArchive: StoryCorps - Part Two
Did I turn out to be the son you wanted? What was the saddest moment of your life? Questions like these have arisen out of StoryCorps - an American oral history project described as "a story-foraging mission of epic proportions".
Dátum: 2009-12-04 Idő: 09:05:00
DocArchive: Assignment - Bhopal
Twenty-five years ago, a gas leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal killed 8000 people. Allan Little returns to the scene of the disaster to find out why people are still suffering.
Dátum: 2009-12-03 Idő: 15:45:00
Can China Go Green? Part One
Jonathon Porritt reports from China, where, amidst the toxic power stations and burgeoning numbers of cars, he finds some extraordinary and pioneering green solutions. In two provocative and counter-intuitive programmes, Jonathon Porritt flies in the face of international protest and fear at what China is doing to the worlds environment in order to properly explore whats actually happening across the vast country. Although the Chinese are avid to grow their economy at all costs, Porritt is convinced that they are effectively leap-frogging the older industrial societies of Europe and America and bringing on real long term environmental solutions, sustainable power and eco design.
Dátum: 2009-12-02 Idő: 10:05:00
DocArchive: The Crescent and the Cross - Part Four
In the final part of this series, Owen Bennett-Jones examines the Islamic leader who confronted the might of the British Empire. The Mahdi was a devout man, who developed a huge following. This programme examines his rise to power and his clash with the British General, Charles Gordon.
Dátum: 2009-11-30 Idő: 12:01:00
DocArchive: StoryCorps - Part One
How would you like to leave a record of your life for your great-great-great-grandchildren? Thats the future for participants of StoryCorps, an American oral history project. What do people choose to talk about?
Dátum: 2009-11-27 Idő: 08:44:00
DocArchive: Assignment Malvinas War Crimes
Twenty seven years after Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falklands, or the Malvinas islands, Argentine army officers are facing prosecution. Not for the way they treated the enemy, but for crimes allegedly committed against their own troops.
Dátum: 2009-11-26 Idő: 10:06:00
DocArchive: Assignment - The Congo Connection
In Assignment Peter Greste investigates whether Rwandans in France and Germany are controlling a deadly African militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For the last 15 years, the rebels of the FDLR have enforced their control through a series of brutal atrocities. Now Assignment has secret intelligence suggesting that they were taking orders from political leaders living openly in Europe.
Dátum: 2009-11-26 Idő: 09:06:00