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: Global Persepctive: Islands of Security
South Africas wealthy are retreating to high-security gated communities to protect themselves from violent crime. In Islands of Security we explore why the issue of keeping people out is a sensitive one in post-Apartheid times.
Dátum: 2009-07-10 Idő: 09:55:00
DocArchive: Assignment - Land Grab Cambodia
150,000 Cambodians are reported to be facing eviction from their land. Huge tracts of the country have been granted to private companies for large scale agriculture or other purposes. Some of those who have tried to resist say they have been attacked or threatened. Rob Walker reports for Assignment.
Dátum: 2009-07-09 Idő: 09:06:00
DocArchive: The Greening of the Deserts
In this three part series, Ayisha Yahya explores climate change issues in the African desert. In programme two she visits the Desert Research Station in Namibia. Can they increase the water available in arid areas such as the Namib?
Dátum: 2009-07-08 Idő: 09:10:00
DocArchive: Global Perspective: Alert Bay
Teenagers on the island of Alert Bay, British Columbia, talk openly about the beauty and frustration on living in a remote place.
Dátum: 2009-07-02 Idő: 17:17:00
DocArchive: Thembi’s Story
Thembi Ngubane’s Radio Diary about living with Aids in a South African Township.
Dátum: 2009-07-02 Idő: 14:44:00
DocArchive: Assignment - The Opus Dei enigma
Its widely regarded as one of the most secretive religious organisations in the world. It makes heavy demands on its members - and has been accused of cult-like practices. Its also an influential movement within Roman Catholicism. Opus Dei, made famous by Dan Browns bestselling novel the Da Vinci Code, has many critics - but few have found out what life is like on the inside. The BBCs religious affairs correspondent, Christopher Landau, has been granted exclusive access to the movements extensive headquarters in Rome. He meets both priests and lay people who devote their lives (and their money) to this movement which, though less than 100 years old, exerts powerful influence over both its members and the wider church.
Dátum: 2009-07-02 Idő: 09:06:00
Assignment: Iran in crisis
In this special edition of Assignment, John Simpson reveals how the protests, and the police reprisals that followed, are intricately linked to the rivalry inside the clique of clerics who created the Islamic state.
Dátum: 2009-06-27 Idő: 11:06:00
DocArchive: Blood and lava
When the dried blood of Naples patron saint fails to liquefy, Neapolitans believe great misfortune will descend upon them. With Mount Vesuvius overdue for a major eruption, Malcolm Billings investigates if tragedy awaits this historic city.
Dátum: 2009-06-26 Idő: 08:46:00
DocArchive: Mubarak's Egypt - part two
After 28 years in power, President Mubarak's promise of shepherding his country into a stable democracy has all but dissipated.
Dátum: 2009-06-25 Idő: 16:57:00
DocArchive: Assignment - The Rich in Retreat
In a programme first broadcast in April, Ed Butler reports from New York on how the super rich have been dealing with the impact of the financial crisis.
Dátum: 2009-06-25 Idő: 12:00:00