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 Armenia: The cleverest nation on the planet
Every two years teams from all over the world compete with one another in the Chess Olympiad. In the last two Olympiads, the winning medal has gone to a small country in the Caucasus. How has this nation done it? Gabriel Gatehouse investigates.
Dátum: 2009-10-15 Idő: 23:06:00
DocArchive: John Simpson Returns to 1989
The BBCs World Affairs Editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-communist life. Through personal stories, he traces the different roads that East Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania have taken since 1989.
Dátum: 2009-10-15 Idő: 14:28:00
DocArchive: Memento, part two
Imagine that conflict and violence force you to flee your country, leaving behind all that you know and love. In the chaos and panic, you have to choose a single object to take with you - something so full of resonance that it will always remind you of the life and people that you left behind. In the second part of Memento, we meet people who have fled to Britain.
Dátum: 2009-10-09 Idő: 10:48:00
DocArchive: Assignment - Three Strike Lifers
A life sentence for stealing a pair of socks. In California the tough three strikes law is sending people to prison for life even if their third crime is a non-violent one. Now a group of law students is trying to change things. Rob Walker reports.
Dátum: 2009-10-08 Idő: 09:06:00
DocArchive: Yiddish - a Struggle for Survival - Part One
Yiddish was the language of the Jewish Diaspora, the language of a people on the move across Europe. It has suffered a dramatic decline over the last century. What will become of it now?
Dátum: 2009-10-07 Idő: 10:00:00
The Crash: Back from the brink
The third part of the BBCs definitive series on the banking crash tells the extraordinary story of how politicians reacted, and asks what has been learnt from the entire calamity. Could it happen again?
Dátum: 2009-10-05 Idő: 14:29:00
DocArchive: Memento, part one
Imagine that conflict and violence force you to flee your country, leaving behind all that you know and love. In the chaos and panic, you have to choose a single object to take with you - something so full of resonance that it will always remind you of the life and people that you left behind.
Dátum: 2009-10-02 Idő: 09:05:00
DocArchive: Assignment - The Mystery of the Arctic Sea
Its straight out of the pages of a thriller novel: a cargo ship, lost without trace; pirates working the seas at the heart of Europe; whispers of arms smuggling and the scent of international conspiracy. The mysterious disappearance of a Russian-operated cargo ship off the coast of Britain in late July sparked furious speculation thats never been resolved. For Assignment, Sarah Rainsford tries to shine a light on what really happened on board the vessel, the Arctic Sea.
Dátum: 2009-10-01 Idő: 09:06:00
DocArchive: Desperate Dreams - Part Two
Presenter Jenny Cuffe sets out to find Fereinatu, a teenage girl who was trafficked for sex. She had returned to her impoverished home in Benin City, but she is missing once more and relatives fear she may have been sucked back into prostitution.
Dátum: 2009-09-30 Idő: 10:20:00
DocArchive: Assignment - Chasing the Tax Cheats
This weeks Assignment looks at the much-vaunted crackdown on tax havens announced by the G20 earlier this year. The drive is aimed at getting tax havens to agree to yield up information on tax cheats. But is the G-20s weapon of choice, shooting blanks? Is its approach cumbersome and ineffective in the fight to get every dollar thats owed to tax authorities? Lesley Curwen investigates.
Dátum: 2009-09-29 Idő: 12:46:00