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: On the brink - part 2
Continuing his award-winning reports for the BBC World Service, Michael Robinson looks at the increasingly desperate efforts to stave off a global economic slump and depression. He visits Europe and Asia to identify the dangers that lie ahead and investigates how the present bail-out packages devised by leaders in rich countries will hit newly emerging nations.
Dátum: 2009-05-13 Idő: 09:27:00
DocArchive: My World - The Infidelity Agency
Vivek Kumar runs Indias number one detective agency and business - investigating marital infidelities - is booming.
Dátum: 2009-05-12 Idő: 16:02:00
DocArchive: West African Journeys - Part Four
In the last of this four part series, Sorious Samura is in a fishing village near Freetown in Sierra Leone.
Dátum: 2009-05-11 Idő: 09:46:00
DocArchive: Friday Documentary: The Library Cart
Exploring the world of an extraordinary individual. This week, we travel to Colombia to experience a day in the life of Cartagena’s Martin Murrillo – mobile cart librarian and self-taught teacher.
Dátum: 2009-05-08 Idő: 11:14:00
DocArchive: On the brink - part 1
Continuing his award-winning reports for the BBC World Service, Michael Robinson looks at the increasingly desperate efforts to stave off a global economic slump and depression. He visits Europe and Asia to identify the dangers that lie ahead and investigates how the present bail-out packages devised by leaders in rich countries will hit newly emerging nations.
Dátum: 2009-05-05 Idő: 14:49:00
DocArchive: West African Journeys - part three
Award-winning journalist Sorious Samura heads back to his native West Africa for a trip through his homeland of Sierra Leone and other neighbouring countries. In part three Sorious returns to Liberia to follow the journey of a 26-year old woman called ‘Black Diamond’ as she travels hundreds of miles across Liberia in search of the daughter she calls ‘Beloved’. The child was born after Diamond, then aged 15, was raped by government soldiers. During the rape her parents tried to defend her and were killed. Fuelled by anger, she joined the rebels to become one of Liberia’s most infamous child soldiers. She tells Sorious her version of the war.
Dátum: 2009-05-01 Idő: 15:30:00
arc2008: The Secret Scientists part three
Professor Jim Al-Khalili looks at the legacy of scientists from the Islamic world. In part three of The Secret Scientists, he talks about the work of Abu Rayhan Biruni, who calculated the Earths circumference with an incredible degree of accuracy. Jim explores how the Christian Crusades, the invasion of the Mongols, the fall of the Abbasid dynasty and the discovery of the New World may have contributed to the decline of great scholarship in the 13th century. Finally he explores the status of science in the modern Muslim world and investigates recent developments in funding and research.
Dátum: 2009-04-29 Idő: 11:00:00
arc2008: The Secret Scientists part two
Jim Al-Khalili looks at the scientists from the Islamic world who created a legacy for scientists in the European renaissance.
Dátum: 2009-04-21 Idő: 11:00:00
arc2008: West African Journeys Part One
Sorious Samura takes four journeys that explore the challenges and contradictions of life in modern West Africa. In Part One, we hear about Cletus Anaaya and his efforts to stop the widespread killing of so-called spirit children in northern Ghana.
Dátum: 2009-04-20 Idő: 11:00:00
arc2008: The Secret Scientists
Jim Al-Khalili looks at the scientists from the Islamic world who created a legacy for scientists in the European renaissance.
Dátum: 2009-04-17 Idő: 11:00:00