Documentaries 2008

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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South Africa's Promised Land: Assignment
After the ending of apartheid in South Africa, the transfer of land from white to black was a key ANC promise - a proud calling card to correct the injustices of apartheid. But many critics argue that the reform programme has gone badly wrong. For Assignment Rosie Goldsmith reports on the struggle for South Africa's promised land, which is driving a political, economic and racist wedge down the middle of an already tense country.
Dátum: 2008-07-31 Idő: 11:00:00
The Trouble with Money Part 1
With the worlds economy now threatened by what some believe is the most dangerous crisis since the depression of the 1930s, Michael Robinson looks at the deepening international financial turmoil.
Dátum: 2008-07-29 Idő: 11:00:00
Secrets in the Blood Part Two
In this two-part investigation, Matt McGrath sets out to expose corruption, drug use and cover-ups at the highest levels in sport.
Dátum: 2008-07-25 Idő: 11:00:00
Building Better Health Part Two
Jill McGivering explores whether China is doing enough to provide healthcare to 1.3 billion people and what it can learn from the struggles of the developed world.
Dátum: 2008-07-23 Idő: 11:00:00
Secrets in the Blood Part One
In this two-part investigation, Matt McGrath sets out to expose corruption, drug use and cover-ups at the highest levels in sport.
Dátum: 2008-07-18 Idő: 11:00:00
Football's Conmen Assignment
An undercover BBC investigation has exposed how young African footballers are being defrauded by conmen posing as talent scouts from English Premiership clubs. Victims are duped into parting with thousands of pounds in the false belief that they are paying an official fee for a trial to play with their favourite teams. Gavin Lee reports from Nigeria for Assignment.
Dátum: 2008-07-17 Idő: 11:00:00
Building Better Health
Part One: Jill McGivering compares two very different free health systems in the developed world: the British NHS and that of the US state of Massachusetts.
Dátum: 2008-07-15 Idő: 14:36:00
Policing the Poppy Fields Part Two
In the second part of this series, Kate Clark reports from those provinces where an opium ban is in force, but farmers are feeling the pressure.
Dátum: 2008-07-11 Idő: 11:00:00
Congo's Contract of the Century
In a multi billion dollar deal China has promised to rebuild DR Congo's crumbling infrastructure in exchange for a valuable slice of Congo's vast mineral wealth. What's being called the Contract of the Century was negotiated in secret and has left some people in the country wondering who stands to benefit most from the deal - for Assignment Tim Whewell travels to the DR Congo to find out.
Dátum: 2008-07-10 Idő: 11:00:00
Countdown to the Olympics Part Two
China says hosting the Olympics has accelerated national reforms, technological advances and greater freedoms overall but Gerry Northam investigates claims that life has gotten worse for Chinas poor.
Dátum: 2008-07-09 Idő: 11:00:00