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.
World Stories: Fighting for Pao Culture in Burma
Ko Ko Aung from the BBCs Burmese Service, travelled to Burma to find out why a rebel army of 100 men is taking on the 400,000 strong Burmese army.
Dátum: 2009-08-21 Idő: 09:30:00
Assignment: America's African Outpost
Fran Abrams is given rare access to the US base in Djibouti questioning military chiefs, local leaders and ordinary Djiboutians as she explores the role and impact of America's African outpost.
Dátum: 2009-08-20 Idő: 11:28:00
DocArchive: Gold - part two
Nick Rankin descends into the deepest goldmine in the world – Tau Tona in South Africa for part two of this series. Five thousand miners extract gold up to four kilometres under the surface but for every tonne of ore they take out, there is only 8 grams of gold to be found. Nick talks to miners about their lives underground and learns about the real price of gold.
Dátum: 2009-08-19 Idő: 11:11:00
DocArchive: Selling cheese to the Chinese
Mukul Devichand tells the story of the Europeans who are trying to persuade Chinas expanding middle class to ditch their noodles and soya in favour of pricey European fine foods.
Dátum: 2009-08-14 Idő: 15:10:00
World Stories: Bombs, Stamps and Throat Singers
American physicist Richard Feynman fell in love with the remote Russian region Tuva through his hobby of stamp collecting. He died just before his visitors visa arrived but his daughter Michelle went to the land of throat singers in his honour.
Dátum: 2009-08-14 Idő: 10:30:00
DocArchive: Assignment - The Pardon Game
The Afghan drugs mafia is rich, powerful and entrenched, with connections running into the heart of the Afghan state. But a new, multi-million dollar counter-narcotics justice system has started to get results and is putting senior traffickers in prison. So when people heard that the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, had pardoned five traffickers, they were stunned. This week’s Assignment looks into allegations that the pardons were part of a political deal, ahead of presidential elections on the 20th August. Kate Clark reports.
Dátum: 2009-08-13 Idő: 09:06:00
DocArchive: Gold - part one
Mans long-term obsession with gold and the lengths we have gone to to get it. From the ancient myth of King Midas, through Alexander The Great and the Spanish Conquistadors to the massive mines of South Africa, Nick Rankin unlocks the history and enduring fascination of the rare yellow metal that has been integral to economic exchange systems for millennia.
Dátum: 2009-08-12 Idő: 09:06:00
DocArchive: William Morris and the Muslims
Navid Akhtar examines the influence of Islamic design and values in the life of Victorian designer, poet, and craftsman William Morris.
Dátum: 2009-08-10 Idő: 09:54:00
Tracing the strain
The World Health Organisation has warned that the worldwide spread of the so-called Swine Flu virus is now unstoppable. As cases continue to multiply, reporter Julian OHalloran investigates the origins of the H1N1 virus and examines claims that it is linked to factory style pig farming.
Dátum: 2009-08-04 Idő: 15:23:00