Documentaries: Episodes

Are international regulations designed to stop money and equipment reaching terrorist organisations curtailing vital aid programmes in some of the world's most troubled regions?
Alvin Hall delves into the inspirations and fears that influence people’s differing attitudes towards money. He speaks to Peter de Savary who has bought hotels and boats, living around the world in luxury resorts that he’s owned, but says it’s not the money he craves. He finds out about the man ...
An epic exploration of the legacy of World War One begins with this panel and audience discussion from Sarajevo. It looks at the drive for nationhood during World War One and its impact on nationalism in Bosnia to this day.
Between 1981 and 1990 teams 'representing' England, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Australia toured Apartheid era South Africa, despite there being a well established sporting boycott in place. Jonathan Agnew, the BBC's cricket correspondent, reveals how and why the tours took place and finds out whether ...
The median age in many Silicon Valley tech firms is under 30. So where does that leave older workers trying to join the technology revolution? Is Silicon Valley ageist?
With the power of nuclear weapons and the potential to wipe out life on Earth, asteroids hit Earth more frequently than you'd think. Meet the volunteers monitoring the skies.
Why do some people who have plenty of cash choose to sit on a secret nest egg, rather than spend it and make their life better?
Seven up-coming Ghanaian musicians perform a song especially for the BBC, and talk about what inspires them in Ghana and beyond. Featuring Efya, queen of Afro pop, and Kyekyeku, Yaa Pono, Ayisoba, Cwesi Oteng and Wiyaala.
In April 16 Sherpas lost their lives in an avalanche whilst working for expedition teams climbing Mount Everest. Navin Khadka reports.
In April sixteen Sherpas lost their lives in an avalanche whilst working for expedition teams climbing Mount Everest. Navin Khadka reports.
More and more wealthy Russians are settling in London. From a lavish Russian Ball at the Royal Albert Hall to home-buying in the capital's most exclusive postcodes - Kensington - Olga Betko enters the world of the Russian business elite to find out why London has become a favourite destination.
Mona Eltahawey visits her home country of Egypt where women, who stood side-by-side with men during the protests, now fear to walk the streets without being assaulted. Mona hears from the women who are taking matters into their own hands, standing up to sexual harassers and saying ‘enough is enough'.
Steve Keshi tells Jane Garvey about his journey from playing in secret in Nigeria to becoming ‘The Big Boss’ and leading his country in the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer. After a spell in the Ivory Coast, he was one of the first African players to play in Europe, playing in France and Belgium.
Historian Heather Jones tackles the familiar image of a war centred on a static front line in northern Europe, and looks at how World War One affected populations beyond the front line.
For some in South Korea, old age has meant making some tough choices. In a park in Seoul, Lucy Williamson finds an old profession getting some surprising new recruits.
How will Brazil cope with the pressures of hosting the World Cup - on and off the pitch? Preparations have been beset by huge problems and anything other than victory will be seen as a failure.
Edward Stourton examines Vladimir Putin’s strategic vision for Eastern Europe, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea - and the rise of political tensions throughout Ukraine.
Meet the women who are trying to be heard. Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy meets those who pushed through legislation enshrining gender equality in Tunisia - and asks what will it take to make the government repeal the law in Jordan that allows rapists to marry their victims.
In spring 1944 American women war correspondents gathered in London in anticipation of the D-Day invasion. Women were not allowed to report from the front line, although that did not stop Martha Gellhorn. Other women, such as Helen Kirkpatrick witnessed Eisenhower's return from the front as she reported ...
When Teri McKeever took charge of the United States Olympic team for the London Olympics in 2012, she broke a barrier that many would be forgiven for thinking had been overcome a long time ago - becoming the first female to coach the USA women’s team at the games. She tells Peter Bowes about her life ...
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