Our World

Our World

2007 - 2016, News
Current issues around the world.
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Episode Guide

  • Our World - The Killing of Qandeel (Episode 454)
    Episode 454:

    The Killing of Qandeel

  • Our World - Sweden: Exporting Islamic Extremism (Episode 453)
    Episode 453:

    Sweden: Exporting Islamic Extremism

    More than three hundred people have left Sweden to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Yalda Hakim has been to Gothenburg to discover why.

  • Our World - Afrikaners on the Edge (Episode 448)
    Episode 448:

    Afrikaners on the Edge

    Benjamin Zand meets Afrikaners who fear for their future as after more than 20 years after the end of apartheid, some claim their language, and culture, has been marginalized.

  • Our World - Iran's Nuclear Deal (Episode 442)
    Episode 442:

    Iran's Nuclear Deal

  • Our World - Symphony for Syria (Episode 441)
    Episode 441:

    Symphony for Syria

  • Our World - Life on the Rubbish Dump (Episode 439)
    Episode 439:

    Life on the Rubbish Dump

  • Our World - Dancing for Peace? With Natalio Cosoy (Episode 437)
    Episode 437:

    Dancing for Peace? With Natalio Cosoy

    Ballet star Fernando Montano returns home for the first time in 16 years to help peace in Colombia.

  • Our World - China's Family Planning Army (Episode 435)
    Episode 435:

    China's Family Planning Army

    Former enforcers in the Shaanxi Provence are training to counsel rural grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren while parents work in the city.

  • Our World - Kabul Calling with Yalda Hakim (Episode 434)
    Episode 434:

    Kabul Calling with Yalda Hakim

    The staff of Afghanistan's Tolo Television talk to Yalda about making television and everyday life in a war torn country.

  • Our World - Death at the Junction With Yolande Knell (Episode 433)
    Episode 433:

    Death at the Junction With Yolande Knell

    Jewish settlers and Palestinians share a common fear for their lives as it relates to being in the Gush Etzion junction.

  • Our World - Norway: Parents Against the State (Episode 432)
    Episode 432:

    Norway: Parents Against the State

    Tim Whewell investigates the controversial and allegedly corrupt child protection agency in Norway.

  • Our World - The Penguin Watchers (Episode 428)
    Episode 428:

    The Penguin Watchers

    Victoria Gill joins scientists that have monitored penguins for a year to learn their findings.

  • Our World - Thailand's Asylum Crackdown (Episode 426)
    Episode 426:

    Thailand's Asylum Crackdown

    Chris Rogers goes undercover in Thailand to expose how asylum seekers are treated; Pakistani Christians fleeing extremist violence are one of the biggest groups seeking asylum.

  • Our World - Votes For Women (Episode 422)
    Episode 422:

    Votes For Women

    Women in Saudi Arabia both voted and stood as election candidates for the first time in history.

  • Our World - Robert Jones: Freedom at Last? (Episode 421)
    Episode 421:

    Robert Jones: Freedom at Last?

    Aleem Maqbool tells the story of one prisoner who was jailed in Louisiana during the 1990s for killing a young tourist; America imprisons more citizens per capita than any other country.

  • Our World - Greece: No Place To Die (Episode 415)
    Episode 415:

    Greece: No Place To Die

    The biggest cities in Greece have run out of places to bury their dead; graves are now rented rather than owned.

  • Our World - The Lost Daughter of Halabja (Episode 414)
    Episode 414:

    The Lost Daughter of Halabja

    A woman orphaned during the chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish city of Halabja in 1988, returns to the city in an attempt to find the family she lost.

  • Our World - After the Jungle (Episode 413)
    Episode 413:

    After the Jungle

    A former child soldier tries to rebuild his life, his relationships, and make sense of his past, two decades after Sierra Leone's ten-year civil war.

  • Our World - A Bumpy Road to Rio? with Nikki Fox (Episode 412)
    Episode 412:

    A Bumpy Road to Rio? with Nikki Fox

    Rio de Janeiro is gearing up for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games; how everyday life is like for disabled people in Rio.

  • Our World - South Korea's Adoption Shame (Episode 411)
    Episode 411:

    South Korea's Adoption Shame

    Yalda Hakim investigates why South Korean's are so reluctant to bring up someone else's child.

  • Our World - The Bangladesh Blogger Murders (Episode 410)
    Episode 410:

    The Bangladesh Blogger Murders

    Following the murder of four atheist internet bloggers in Bangladesh for challenging religious beliefs.

  • Our World - Yemen: The Hidden War (Episode 409)
    Episode 409:

    Yemen: The Hidden War

    Millions of people are in danger due to the escalating ground and air war in Yemen.

  • Our World - The Killing of Farkhunda (Episode 408)
    Episode 408:

    The Killing of Farkhunda

    The story of a 27-year-old Afghani religious scholar, Farkhunda, who was wrongly accused of burning a Qu'ran and was brutally murdered by a mob in the streets of Kabul in March.

  • Our World - Poisoned with Polonium (Episode 407)
    Episode 407:

    Poisoned with Polonium

    Richard Watson investigates the polonium trail and reveals how it leads to President Putin's door.

  • Our World - Somalia - Defeating Al Shabab (Episode 403)
    Episode 403:

    Somalia - Defeating Al Shabab

    Nearly 4 years after Al Shabab was forced out of Mogadishu, Andrew Harding returns to the capital.

  • Our World - Pardon Me, Mr President (Episode 402)
    Episode 402:

    Pardon Me, Mr President

    The War on Drugs in the United States led to a huge increase in America's prison population; Our World looks at the changing approach to tackling drug offenses in the United States.

  • Our World - Mosul: Living with Islamic State (Episode 399)
    Episode 399:

    Mosul: Living with Islamic State

    Secretly-filmed footage of life in Mosul, Iraq that is now run by an Islamic State under an iron curtain.

  • Our World - The Lusitania's 100 year secret (Episode 386)
    Episode 386:

    The Lusitania's 100 year secret

    Duncan Kennedy attempts to piece together what happened on the fateful last journey of the RMS Lusitania, when more than thirteen hundred people lost their lives in the ocean.

  • Our World - Who Killed Alberto Nisman (Episode 385)
    Episode 385:

    Who Killed Alberto Nisman

    Alberto Nisman, Argentina's special prosecutor, had just accused the government of covering-up the country's deadliest terrorist attack. But he never got to testify before Congress. He was found dead in his flat. Was it suicide or murder?

  • Our World - Nepal: Survivor's Stories (Episode 383)
    Episode 383:

    Nepal: Survivor's Stories

    The struggle to rebuild lives in the immediate wake of the horrifying Nepal earthquake.

  • Our World - Arctic Mission with David Shukman (Episode 381)
    Episode 381:

    Arctic Mission with David Shukman

    A team of Norwegian scientists has spent the winter on a research ship in the Arctic examining the sea ice. They say it's becoming thinner. David Shukman has been aboard their ship.

  • Our World - Remembering the Armenian Massacres (Episode 380)
    Episode 380:

    Remembering the Armenian Massacres

    BBC Reporters Lara Petrossian and Rengin Arslan discover their families two very different versions of what happened 100 years ago when Armenians where massacred and deported in masses from the Ottoman Empire, now Turkey.

  • Our World - Kidnapped For A Decade (Episode 379)
    Episode 379:

    Kidnapped For A Decade

    Two of the girls kidnapped by Ariel Castro in Cleveland, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, discuss their horrific captivity.

  • Our World - The Uighurs, Silk Road Survivors (Episode 378)
    Episode 378:

    The Uighurs, Silk Road Survivors

    Rustam Qobil meets Kazak Uighurs concerned about China's growing influence in the region.

  • Our World - Ukraine's Fragile Ceasefire (Episode 377)
    Episode 377:

    Ukraine's Fragile Ceasefire

    Natalia Antelava reports the ceasefire from both sides and the hope people have for a lasting peace.

  • Our World - Rhino Wars (Episode 376)
    Episode 376:

    Rhino Wars

    Last year a record number of rhinos were illegally slaughtered in South Africa's Kruger Park. Our World sets out to discover whether hunting the poachers can can save the rhino.

  • Our World - Saving Gaza's Grand Piano (Episode 375)
    Episode 375:

    Saving Gaza's Grand Piano

    Exclusive footage of the restoration of Gaza's grand piano and its first celebratory playing.

  • Our World - St Helena: An End to Isolation (Episode 374)
    Episode 374:

    St Helena: An End to Isolation

    Our World meets with St. Helenians to see how they feel about the new airport and an end to their isolation.

  • Our World - A Royal Wedding: Indian Style (Episode 372)
    Episode 372:

    A Royal Wedding: Indian Style

    Rupa Jha reports from behind the scenes at the most expensive, lavish, plush Indian wedding since independence.

  • Our World - Uganda: My Mad World (Episode 371)
    Episode 371:

    Uganda: My Mad World

    In Uganda, few people are willing to talk about mental illness; those who suffer are frequently isolated, shunned by their community and rejected by their families; meeting a man who has broken the silence.

  • Our World - The Power of Le Pen (Episode 370)
    Episode 370:

    The Power of Le Pen

    Europe's economic turmoil has thrust the Front Nationale and Marine Le Pen into the mainstream of French politics.

  • Our World - Uganda: My Mad World (Episode 369)
    Episode 369:

    Uganda: My Mad World

    In Uganda few people are willing to talk about mental illness. Those who suffer are frequently isolated, shunned by their community and rejected by their families. Our World meets a man who's broken the silence.

  • Our World - Bringing Business Back (Episode 368)
    Episode 368:

    Bringing Business Back

    As wages rise in countries such as China and India, is the tide turning on the outsourcing of work from the rich to the developing world?

  • Our World - The Billion Dollar Gamble (Episode 367)
    Episode 367:

    The Billion Dollar Gamble

    A billion-dollar project to build homes for 25,000 people in the first planned Palestinian city has ground to a halt, much like the peace process.

  • Our World - Calais: The Final Frontier (Episode 366)
    Episode 366:

    Calais: The Final Frontier

    The northern French port of Calais is facing an international refugee crisis.

  • Our World - Made in America (Episode 365)
    Episode 365:

    Made in America

    As wages rise in countries such as China and India, is the tide turning on the outsourcing of work from the rich to the developing world?

  • Our World - Pakistan's Women: Punished for Loving (Episode 363)
    Episode 363:

    Pakistan's Women: Punished for Loving

    In Pakistan most women who find themselves in prison are there because they have been accused of adultery. The country's legal system is regularly used to restrict Pakistani women's choice of whom to love and whom to marry.

  • Our World - World's Most Dangerous Hospital (Episode 362)
    Episode 362:

    World's Most Dangerous Hospital

    Patients suffer abuse at a Guatemalan hospital for the mentally ill.

  • Our World - Rojava: Syria's Secret Revolution (Episode 361)
    Episode 361:

    Rojava: Syria's Secret Revolution

    Rojava may be the Middle East's newest country; born from Syria's civil war, mainly Kurdish leftists have forged a radical, egalitarian, multi-ethnic mini-state run on communal lines; but ISIS Jihadists continue to attack them at every opportunity.

  • Our World - Flashpoint: South China Sea (Episode 360)
    Episode 360:

    Flashpoint: South China Sea

    Rupert Wingfield Hayes investigates the disputed Spratley Islands to discover America's reaction to this new expansionist challenge from China.

  • Our World - Iran's Sex Change Solution (Episode 359)
    Episode 359:

    Iran's Sex Change Solution

    For Our World Ali Hamedani has been to Turkey to meet LGBT exiles who've fled Iran in fear of being forced to change sex.

  • Our World - Switzerland: Stolen Childhoods (Episode 358)
    Episode 358:

    Switzerland: Stolen Childhoods

    Kavita Puri heads to Switzerland and hears the incredible stories of survivors who lived as indentured child laborers.

  • Our World - Europe's Revolutions (Episode 357)
    Episode 357:

    Europe's Revolutions

    For Our World Tanya Beckett has travelled across Eastern Europe to meet some of the architects of the revolutions, and people whose lives were changed forever by the events of 1989.

  • Our World - Libya: Last Stand Against Jihad (Episode 356)
    Episode 356:

    Libya: Last Stand Against Jihad

    One of the only Western journalists to recently gain access to Tobruk, Tim Whewell, investigates a once sleepy town now caught between terror and denial.

  • Our World - The Mountain that Eats Men (Episode 354)
    Episode 354:

    The Mountain that Eats Men

    Once said to contain so much silver it could bridge South America to Spain, Bolivia's Cerro Rico Mountain has collapsed, threatening the lives of the thousands of miners who work there.

  • Our World - Can China Innovate? (Episode 352)
    Episode 352:

    Can China Innovate?

  • Our World - The War Widows of Afghanistan (Episode 347)
    Episode 347:

    The War Widows of Afghanistan

    Untold story of the women whose husbands were killed in the fight against the Taliban.

  • Our World - The Missing Migrants With Will Grant (Episode 346)
    Episode 346:

    The Missing Migrants With Will Grant

    One woman and her dedicated team in Arizona, attempt to identify the bodies of migrants found in the desert, and return them to their families in Mexico for burial.

  • Our World - Reclaiming Russia's Paradise (Episode 345)
    Episode 345:

    Reclaiming Russia's Paradise

    As the Russian government tries to compensate for millions of foreign tourists staying away, Lucy Ash talks with tourists and locals in Yalta, one of Crimea's busiest resorts.

  • Our World - Down to Earth: Return to Mosul (Episode 343)
    Episode 343:

    Down to Earth: Return to Mosul

    Yalda Hakim returns to Northern Iraq where she reported from last year; ISIS stunned the world by capturing Mosul.

  • Our World - Destination Syria with Catrin Nye (Episode 340)
    Episode 340:

    Destination Syria with Catrin Nye

    Catrin Nye travels overland to the Syrian border where a group of Muslim British citizens ignore the UK governments threats of having their citizenship removed if they get involved with Syria's civil war.

  • Our World - Nigeria Undercover with Yalda Hakim (Episode 339)
    Episode 339:

    Nigeria Undercover with Yalda Hakim

    Yalda Hakim has been to the troubled north-east of Nigeria and gained access to exclusive undercover footage.

  • Our World - One Man, Three Wives with Yaida Hakim (Episode 337)
    Episode 337:

    One Man, Three Wives with Yaida Hakim

    Yalda Hakim travels to a traditional Maasai village and Nairobi's largest slum, Kibera as a new law protecting polygamous marriages comes to be in Kenya.

  • Our World - Acid Oceans with Roger Harrabin (Episode 336)
    Episode 336:

    Acid Oceans with Roger Harrabin

    Environment analyst Roger Harrabin reports on the dangers facing our underwater environments.

  • Our World - Saving the Awa Tribe with Justin Rowlatt (Episode 335)
    Episode 335:

    Saving the Awa Tribe with Justin Rowlatt

    Following the dramatic progress of Operation Awa, as troops try to save one of the world's most isolated communities.

  • Our World - Venezuela's Tower of Dreams (Episode 334)
    Episode 334:

    Venezuela's Tower of Dreams

    Meet residents of an abandoned skyscraper in the heart of the Venezuelan capital, who have created a safe and secure environment away from the street violence below.

  • Our World - Vietnam: Children of the Enemy (Episode 333)
    Episode 333:

    Vietnam: Children of the Enemy

    Sue Lloyd Roberts follows two American veterans on a dramatic and emotional journey as they return to Saigon looking for their children.

  • Our World - China's Model Army (Episode 329)
    Episode 329:

    China's Model Army

    China's vast military machine re-invents itself.

  • Our World - Djibouti on the Frontline (Episode 327)
    Episode 327:

    Djibouti on the Frontline

    Rare access granted for the only U.S. military base in Africa located in Djibouti.

  • Our World - Mugabe at 90 (Episode 326)
    Episode 326:

    Mugabe at 90

    Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, has just turned 90 and has no intention of stepping aside.

  • Our World - India's Invisible Women (Episode 325)
    Episode 325:

    India's Invisible Women

    Life in India for single women can be tough. Rupa Jha meets single women across the country who are single and she uncovers some uncomfortable truths.

  • Our World - Inside Bagram Prison (Episode 324)
    Episode 324:

    Inside Bagram Prison

    Political turmoil has broken out over what to do with suspected Taliban insurgents being held in Bagram prison as Western forces withdraw from Afghanistan.

  • Our World - The Bloody Rhino Horn Trade (Episode 321)
    Episode 321:

    The Bloody Rhino Horn Trade

    A thriving market of the illegal rhino horn.

  • Our World - Freedom to be Single (Episode 320)
    Episode 320:

    Freedom to be Single

    Life in India for single women can be tough. Rupa Jha meets single women across the country who are single and she uncovers some uncomfortable truths.

  • Our World - Thailand's Slave Fishermen (Episode 318)
    Episode 318:

    Thailand's Slave Fishermen

    Trafficked and forced labour in the seafood export industries of Thailand.

  • Our World - Exorcising Mexico's Demons (Episode 314)
    Episode 314:

    Exorcising Mexico's Demons

    Inside the Roman Catholic Church's efforts to train a record number of priests as exorcists in response to the rise in drug-related violence by gangs in Mexico.

  • Our World - Iran's Secret Army (Episode 313)
    Episode 313:

    Iran's Secret Army

    Investigating the clandestine role of Iran in Syria's civil war with insight into Tehran's support for the Assad regime on the ground.

  • Our World - Dropping the Knife: Kurdistan (Episode 312)
    Episode 312:

    Dropping the Knife: Kurdistan

    Shaimaa Khalil reports on the grass roots campaign that led to female genital mutilation being outlawed in Kurdistan.

  • Our World - China's Love Hunters (Episode 310)
    Episode 310:

    China's Love Hunters

    As a result of an increasing gender imbalance in China, the dating game has turned into survival of the fittest.

  • Our World - Indonesia: The Mercury Time Bomb (Episode 306)
    Episode 306:

    Indonesia: The Mercury Time Bomb

    Linda Pressly visits Indonesia and meets workers and communities who are showing signs of poisoning from mercury used to produce gold.

  • Our World - Germany Under Pressure (Episode 305)
    Episode 305:

    Germany Under Pressure

    Politicians in Germany are being forced to confront unwelcome truths about Europe's richest country.

  • Our World - Myanmar's Extremist Monks (Episode 304)
    Episode 304:

    Myanmar's Extremist Monks

    Buddhist Monk Wirathu and Burma's Muslims discusses clashes with Buddhist nationalists.

  • Our World - Bahrain: Policing Protest (Episode 303)
    Episode 303:

    Bahrain: Policing Protest

    Investigating allegations of police brutality after Bahrain's promise of police reforms.

  • Our World - Clinton in Africa (Episode 301)
    Episode 301:

    Clinton in Africa

    Former US President Bill Clinton discusses the role of big western donors in improving the lives of Africans.

  • Our World - Yemen: America's New Frontline (Episode 300)
    Episode 300:

    Yemen: America's New Frontline

    Questioning if America is creating more enemies than it's killing in Yemen.

  • Our World - Peres at 90 (Episode 299)
    Episode 299:

    Peres at 90

    A look at the life of Israeli President Shimon Peres.

  • Our World - Australia's Adoption Shame (Episode 298)
    Episode 298:

    Australia's Adoption Shame

    A look back on the chilling story of Australia's practice of forced adoptions.

  • Our World - Yemen: World's Most Dangerous Journey (Episode 297)
    Episode 297:

    Yemen: World's Most Dangerous Journey

    Thousands of Ethiopian migrants are making the trip to Saudi Arabia to find work.

  • Our World - In Sickness and in Debt (Episode 296)
    Episode 296:

    In Sickness and in Debt

    Exploring the kind of impact austerity measures in Greece are having on the nation's health.

  • Our World - Lebanon on the Brink (Episode 295)
    Episode 295:

    Lebanon on the Brink

    Investigating Lebanon as it teeters on the brink of an intra-religious war.

  • Our World - Treasures of the Deep (Episode 294)
    Episode 294:

    Treasures of the Deep

    A global race to mine the ocean floor for gold may cause lasting ecological damage.

  • Our World - Meet the Hackers (Episode 293)
    Episode 293:

    Meet the Hackers

    Interview with Scottish teenager who acted as the PR man for a group of hackers called LulzSec.

  • Our World - Bangladesh: Out of the Rubble (Episode 292)
    Episode 292:

    Bangladesh: Out of the Rubble

    Rescuers from Dhaka discuss one of the world's worst industrial disasters two months later.

  • Our World - The Violent Heart of L.A. (Episode 291)
    Episode 291:

    The Violent Heart of L.A.

    Frank Gardner gains unique access to a Los Angeles hospital and witnesses first-hand how lives are torn apart by gun crime.

  • Our World - Rescuing Russia's Orphans (Episode 288)
    Episode 288:

    Rescuing Russia's Orphans

    Tim Whewell has gained rare access of Russia's homes to report on the struggle to free orphans.

  • Our World - Romario Tackles Brazil (Episode 287)
    Episode 287:

    Romario Tackles Brazil

    Tim Franks investigates why one of Brazil's World Cup heroes is shooting down the BRIC giant's moment of glory.

  • Our World - Ukraine's Aids Racket (Episode 286)
    Episode 286:

    Ukraine's Aids Racket

    Lucy Ash travels to Kiev to find out if Ukraine's Orange Revolution promise to tackle the Aids epidemic is all a fraud.

  • Our World - In Your Eyes: The Women of Iraq (Episode 285)
    Episode 285:

    In Your Eyes: The Women of Iraq

    A look at how life has changed for women ten years after the invasion of Iraq.

  • Our World - Paragliding Over Mosul (Episode 284)
    Episode 284:

    Paragliding Over Mosul

    A dangerous journey into Mosul, which has become the Iraq headquarters for Al Qaeda, torn by sectarian conflict.

  • Our World - The Most Dangerous City in the World (Episode 283)
    Episode 283:

    The Most Dangerous City in the World

    A dangerous journey into Mosul, which has become the Iraq headquarters for Al Qaeda, torn by sectarian conflict.

  • Our World - Who Am I? (Episode 282)
    Episode 282:

    Who Am I?

    Abductors are facing trial, thirty years after babies were taken from their murdered mothers during Argentina's military dictatorship.

  • Our World - Mongolian Boom-time (Episode 281)
    Episode 281:

    Mongolian Boom-time

  • Our World - Guatemala's Sweet Deal (Episode 279)
    Episode 279:

    Guatemala's Sweet Deal

    Despite a poor record on violence, corruption and treatment of workers, the European Union has given Guatemala new trade privileges.

  • Our World - Electrifying Africa (Episode 278)
    Episode 278:

    Electrifying Africa

    East Africa experiences a green energy revolution.

  • Our World - Murder In The Mediterranean (Episode 277)
    Episode 277:

    Murder In The Mediterranean

    Corsica has the highest murder rate per capita in Europe.

  • Our World - Kenya Elections: A Family Affair (Episode 276)
    Episode 276:

    Kenya Elections: A Family Affair

    Two of Kenya's most powerful families go head to head in the elections.

  • Our World - India's Lost Girls (Episode 275)
    Episode 275:

    India's Lost Girls

    Natalia Antelava investigates the growing trade in girls, many of whom are forced to work in India's sex industry.

  • Our World - Hillary-America's Diplomat (Episode 274)
    Episode 274:

    Hillary-America's Diplomat

    Kim Ghattas reports on Hillary Clinton's particular brand of diplomacy.

  • Our World - No Man's Land (Episode 270)
    Episode 270:

    No Man's Land

    Chris Rogers investigates the plight of illegal migrants from India trapped in the UK without a home, work or an identity.

  • Our World - The Big Melt (Episode 267)
    Episode 267:

    The Big Melt

    David Shukman from a research station inside the Arctic Circle on the impact of a record-breaking summer thaw.

  • Our World - Syria-Descent into Hell (Episode 266)
    Episode 266:

    Syria-Descent into Hell

    Sue Lloyd Roberts looks back on the key events of the Syrian uprising.

  • Our World - Witchhunt in Iraq (Episode 265)
    Episode 265:

    Witchhunt in Iraq

    Investigating the persecution of gay men and women in Iraq.

  • Our World - Spain's Stolen Babies (Episode 264)
    Episode 264:

    Spain's Stolen Babies

    Investigating thousands of missing babies in Spain.

  • Our World - Trafficked (Episode 262)
    Episode 262:


    The hidden world of sex trafficking.

  • Our World - Cold Turkey in Karachi (Episode 261)
    Episode 261:

    Cold Turkey in Karachi

    A drug epidemic in Karachi; the port city is estimated to have half a million chronic heroin addict; a charity tries to help addicts and their families.

  • Our World - China's Toughest Test (Episode 260)
    Episode 260:

    China's Toughest Test

    Pupils in a Shanghai school prepare for the university entrance exam which will dictate the course of their lives.

  • Our World - Miami Justice (Episode 259)
    Episode 259:

    Miami Justice

    Krishna Mahara, imprisoned for murder in Miami more than a quarter of a century ago, despite evidence he had nothing to do with the crime.

  • Our World - The Curse of Gold (Episode 258)
    Episode 258:

    The Curse of Gold

    An investigation of the link between minerals, war and business as seen in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

  • Our World - Germany's Far Right (Episode 257)
    Episode 257:

    Germany's Far Right

    Katya Adler examines the extent of far fight extremism in Germany.

  • Our World - The Governor's Dirty Billions (Episode 256)
    Episode 256:

    The Governor's Dirty Billions

    Peter Marshall reports on the politician who stole vast sums of money from the people of Nigeria, and the British lawyers who helped him.

  • Our World - India's Water Crisis (Episode 255)
    Episode 255:

    India's Water Crisis

    The water crisis is growing as water is diverted from the poor to fill water tanks and swimming pools in richer cities.

  • Our World - Abdullah is Beautiful (Episode 254)
    Episode 254:

    Abdullah is Beautiful

    A special project at a hospital in Jordan treating patients who've been caught up in the regions conflicts.

  • Our World - The Edge of the Earth (Episode 253)
    Episode 253:

    The Edge of the Earth

    Lucy travels to Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic Circle, the location of the biggest gas reserves on the planet.

  • Our World - A Death In Honduras (Episode 252)
    Episode 252:

    A Death In Honduras

    How funeral homes in Honduras cope with the high rate of murder.

  • Our World - Human Torches of Tibet (Episode 251)
    Episode 251:

    Human Torches of Tibet

    Protests and self-immolations continues against the rule of China.

  • Our World - The Interrogators (Episode 250)
    Episode 250:

    The Interrogators

    Peter Taylor examines the history of the capture of the men accused of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Our World - Dodging the Pirates (Episode 249)
    Episode 249:

    Dodging the Pirates

    Frank Gardner travels through the world's most dangerous seas on board a cargo ship, to experience for himself the threat from Somali pirates.

  • Our World - The Marriage Breakers (Episode 248)
    Episode 248:

    The Marriage Breakers

    One in five girls are married by the age of 15 in Bangladesh.

  • Our World - Titanic Remembered (Episode 247)
    Episode 247:

    Titanic Remembered

    Jon Kay talks to people with a personal connection to the tragedy of 1912.

  • Our World - President and the Pulpit (Episode 246)
    Episode 246:

    President and the Pulpit

    The Philippine government wants to provide free contraception to reduce the birth rate and poverty.

  • Our World - Canada's First Nations Crisis (Episode 245)
    Episode 245:

    Canada's First Nations Crisis

    Prescription drug abuse in the communities of Canada's Indigenous First Nations people.

  • Our World - Supply Chain Children (Episode 244)
    Episode 244:

    Supply Chain Children

    How can consumers be aware they are buying goods that do not harm the workers, especially children.

  • Our World - Bahrain's Forgotten Spring (Episode 243)
    Episode 243:

    Bahrain's Forgotten Spring

  • Our World - Beyond the Abyss (Episode 242)
    Episode 242:

    Beyond the Abyss

    The Mariana Trench and the new wave of explorers racing to go beyond the abyss.

  • Our World - Bahrain, Gulf Image (Episode 241)
    Episode 241:

    Bahrain, Gulf Image

    A year after Saudi troops rolled into Bahrain, the government admits it's mistakes and wants to mend their ways.

  • Our World - Dagestan's Football Dreams (Episode 238)
    Episode 238:

    Dagestan's Football Dreams

    A billionaire is pouring money into the republic's football team in a bid to bring stability.

  • Our World - The Arctic Convoys (Episode 237)
    Episode 237:

    The Arctic Convoys

    Survivors of the 1941-45 convoys from Scotland to Russia.

  • Our World - Europe's Christian Exodus (Episode 236)
    Episode 236:

    Europe's Christian Exodus

    In Europe, the power of Christian ritual is waning.

  • Our World - Abuse in America (Episode 235)
    Episode 235:

    Abuse in America

    Nearly two thousand children a year die of abuse or neglect in the United States.

  • Our World - Mission For Maths (Episode 234)
    Episode 234:

    Mission For Maths

    The Warwick in Africa program; bringing young teachers from the UK to South Africa.

  • Our World - Desperate Journeys North (Episode 233)
    Episode 233:

    Desperate Journeys North

    Linda Pressly follows a portion of the route taken by Central American migrants north to the U.S.

  • Our World - Crossing Steinbeck's America (Episode 232)
    Episode 232:

    Crossing Steinbeck's America

    Paul Mason visits homeless shelters, filled with middle class Americans, across the country.

  • Our World - Dangerous Journeys North (Episode 231)
    Episode 231:

    Dangerous Journeys North

    Linda Pressly follows a portion of the route taken by Central American migrants north to the U.S.

  • Our World - Securing New York (Episode 230)
    Episode 230:

    Securing New York

    The police department of New York City and the FBI fight terrorism to prevent a second attack.

  • Our World - That September Day (Episode 229)
    Episode 229:

    That September Day

    People affected in different ways by 9/11.

  • Our World - Fallout 9/11 (Episode 228)
    Episode 228:

    Fallout 9/11

    How thousands of people became seriously ill from the toxic dust that blanketed the area after the Twin Towers fell.

  • Our World - Barcelona (Episode 227)
    Episode 227:


    Declining interest in the tradition of bullfighting.

  • Our World - Ruling Iran: A Profile of the Supreme Leader (Episode 225)
    Episode 225:

    Ruling Iran: A Profile of the Supreme Leader

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader.

  • Our World - The Great Aid Experiment (Episode 224)
    Episode 224:

    The Great Aid Experiment

    The UN develops an ambitious plan to end hunger and the long-term dependency on aid in the Karamoja region of northern Uganda.

  • Our World - Journey From Tahrir (Episode 223)
    Episode 223:

    Journey From Tahrir

    The impact of the country's revolution on the people.

  • Our World - Inside Assad's Syria (Episode 222)
    Episode 222:

    Inside Assad's Syria

    Assad's rule.

  • Our World - China's Green Revolution (Episode 221)
    Episode 221:

    China's Green Revolution

    The Chinese government wants the country to go green.

  • Our World - Stalin's Toxic Legacy (Episode 220)
    Episode 220:

    Stalin's Toxic Legacy

    The price of communism's toxic legacy.

  • Our World - Pirate Hunters (Episode 219)
    Episode 219:

    Pirate Hunters

    Warships patrol the Indian Ocean in search of the lucrative business of piracy.

  • Our World - Yemen Uprising (Episode 218)
    Episode 218:

    Yemen Uprising

    Political and economic turmoil in Yemen.

  • Our World - The Vanishing Antarctica (Episode 217)
    Episode 217:

    The Vanishing Antarctica

    Possible consequences for our world.

  • Our World - Sisters of the Revolution (Episode 216)
    Episode 216:

    Sisters of the Revolution

    Women who work for political change.

  • Our World - Building Helmand (Episode 215)
    Episode 215:

    Building Helmand

    Peace in Helmand.

  • Our World - Dreaming of Egypt (Episode 214)
    Episode 214:

    Dreaming of Egypt

    Five Egyptian women work for political change.

  • Our World - Ecuador's Oil Gamble (Episode 213)
    Episode 213:

    Ecuador's Oil Gamble

    Ecuador asks for billions in aid to stop an oilfield under pristine rainforest from being developed.

  • Our World - Tragedy at Smolensk (Episode 212)
    Episode 212:

    Tragedy at Smolensk

    The air crash that killed the President of Poland and his entire cabinet.

  • Our World - Turkey's Rising Star (Episode 211)
    Episode 211:

    Turkey's Rising Star

    Turkey's controversial and charismatic Prime Minister Erdogan.

  • Our World - Behind the Saudi Veil (Episode 210)
    Episode 210:

    Behind the Saudi Veil

    Some Saudi women call their country the biggest women's prison in the world.

  • Our World - Palin's Race (Episode 208)
    Episode 208:

    Palin's Race

  • Our World - Cuba at the Crossroads (Episode 207)
    Episode 207:

    Cuba at the Crossroads

    Economic change in Cuba.

  • Our World - Cyber Warfare (Episode 206)
    Episode 206:

    Cyber Warfare

    The world's dependence on digital systems and the threat of cyberwarfare.

  • Our World - Oil, Politics and Hugo Chavez (Episode 205)
    Episode 205:

    Oil, Politics and Hugo Chavez

    Socialist revolution in Venezuela.

  • Our World - The Gulf: Armed & Dangerous (Episode 204)
    Episode 204:

    The Gulf: Armed & Dangerous

    Fear itself is already threatening peace in the Gulf.

  • Our World - Somalia's Forgotten Suffering (Episode 203)
    Episode 203:

    Somalia's Forgotten Suffering

    Internally displaced, refugees and economic migrants in the Horn of Africa.

  • Our World - From Rubble to Recovery (Episode 202)
    Episode 202:

    From Rubble to Recovery

    Ten years after the Gujarat earthquake.

  • Our World - Putin in Power (Episode 201)
    Episode 201:

    Putin in Power

    Life in modern Russia.

  • Our World - Loul Deng: Home Game (Episode 200)
    Episode 200:

    Loul Deng: Home Game

    Luol Deng travels to southern Sudan.

  • Our World - Extreme Schemes (Episode 197)
    Episode 197:

    Extreme Schemes

    We are living through one of the biggest extinction eras the planet has ever witnessed.

  • Our World - City of the Century (Episode 196)
    Episode 196:

    City of the Century

    The impact of President Obama's fiscal stimulus.

  • Our World - Gary: City of the Century? (Episode 195)
    Episode 195:

    Gary: City of the Century?

  • Our World - A Town Called Gary (Episode 194)
    Episode 194:

    A Town Called Gary

    Gary, Indiana, one of the poorest cities in America.

  • Our World - Joining The Club (Episode 192)
    Episode 192:

    Joining The Club

    Challenges and obstacles of joining the club.

  • Our World - Europe's Secret Prisons (Episode 191)
    Episode 191:

    Europe's Secret Prisons

  • Our World - The Legacy of Empire (Episode 189)
    Episode 189:

    The Legacy of Empire

  • Our World - Clash of Faiths (Episode 187)
    Episode 187:

    Clash of Faiths

    In Indonesia, recent attacks on churches and other minority groups have raised fears that conservative Islamic groups are gaining support in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

  • Our World - God's Beggar Children (Episode 186)
    Episode 186:

    God's Beggar Children

    Schoolboys are forced to live a life of abuse and exploitation.

  • Our World - Home Game (Episode 185)
    Episode 185:

    Home Game

    Luol Deng goes to southern Sudan.

  • Our World - Kandahar: The Prize (Episode 184)
    Episode 184:

    Kandahar: The Prize

    The Taliban stronghold in Kandahar.

  • Our World - Alaska: After the Spill (Episode 182)
    Episode 182:

    Alaska: After the Spill

    The waters of southern Alaska.

  • Our World - Brazil's Child Prostitutes (Episode 179)
    Episode 179:

    Brazil's Child Prostitutes

    Millions of so-called sex tourists visit the South American country in search of cheap sex, often with children as young as seven years old.

  • Our World - Pakistan and the Great Game (Episode 177)
    Episode 177:

    Pakistan and the Great Game

    Military action in Pakistani.

  • Our World - Anti-Gay in Uganda (Episode 175)
    Episode 175:

    Anti-Gay in Uganda

    A bill being put forward in the Ugandan parliament is proposing life imprisonment and even death for some homosexual acts.

  • Our World - Inside North Korea (Episode 174)
    Episode 174:

    Inside North Korea

    The Korean peninsula, one of the last remaining communist states in the world.

  • Our World - Afghanistan's Alcatraz (Episode 172)
    Episode 172:

    Afghanistan's Alcatraz

    Kabul's main jail.

  • Our World - Pakistan: Dirt Poor (Episode 171)
    Episode 171:

    Pakistan: Dirt Poor

    The state fails to provide basic services for many Pakistanis.

  • Our World - Return to Sierra Leone (Episode 170)
    Episode 170:

    Return to Sierra Leone

    Allan Little returns to Sierra Leone after 10 years to examine the military action taken during the country's civil war.

  • Our World - Motorway Man (Episode 169)
    Episode 169:

    Motorway Man

    Motorway service stations.

  • Our World - Afghanistan Online (Episode 168)
    Episode 168:

    Afghanistan Online

    The role the Internet plays in people's lives.

  • Our World - China's Unknown Mega City (Episode 166)
    Episode 166:

    China's Unknown Mega City

    Chongqing in South West China.

  • Our World - Inside Cuba (Episode 165)
    Episode 165:

    Inside Cuba

    The reality of living inside Cuba.

  • Our World - Aid Under Scrutiny (Episode 164)
    Episode 164:

    Aid Under Scrutiny

    How much aid from the British government actually gets to those who need it most.

  • Our World - Frontline Helmand (Episode 162)
    Episode 162:

    Frontline Helmand

    Soldiers talk about life and loss.

  • Our World - Beneath the Radar (Episode 161)
    Episode 161:

    Beneath the Radar

    Bill Carney, a former priest from Ireland was accused 32 times of abusing children in his care, but still lives quietly in Britain.

  • Our World - On Off (Episode 160)
    Episode 160:

    On Off

    Two drastically different communities react to change.

  • Our World - Cracking Walls (Episode 159)
    Episode 159:

    Cracking Walls

    How the Internet provides a way of making social, cultural and political connections in Iraq.

  • Our World - Mexico's Drug War (Episode 158)
    Episode 158:

    Mexico's Drug War

    Rival drug cartels in Mexico fight over smuggling routes to America.

  • Our World - The Rise of the Sceptics (Episode 157)
    Episode 157:

    The Rise of the Sceptics

    Climate change scepticism.

  • Our World - Captive in Iran (Episode 156)
    Episode 156:

    Captive in Iran

    Haleh Esfandiari was interrogated for almost eight months in a Tehran prison in 2007.

  • Our World - The Cocaine Trail (Episode 155)
    Episode 155:

    The Cocaine Trail

    The women being used by international traffickers to carry drugs through Brazil's airports.

  • Our World - Sharing Power (Episode 154)
    Episode 154:

    Sharing Power

    If power-sharing has benefited the lives of ordinary Zimbabweans.

  • Our World - Mandela: 20 Years of Freedom (Episode 153)
    Episode 153:

    Mandela: 20 Years of Freedom

    South Africa, a country transformed by the end of white minority rule and racial segregation.

  • Our World - Uganda (Episode 152)
    Episode 152:


    Killing innocents.

  • Our World - Hard Labour (Episode 151)
    Episode 151:

    Hard Labour

    Pregnant women behind bars.

  • Our World - Ceausescu's Children (Episode 150)
    Episode 150:

    Ceausescu's Children

    Appalling conditions that adults and young people with disabilities and HIV experience in Romania.

  • Our World - Guantanamo Reunited (Episode 149)
    Episode 149:

    Guantanamo Reunited

    A former guard at Guantanamo Bay comes face-to-face with two of his ex-prisoners.

  • Our World - Operation Angry Cobra (Episode 148)
    Episode 148:

    Operation Angry Cobra

    President Obama raises America's stake in Afghanistan.

  • Our World - Breaking Into Auschwitz (Episode 147)
    Episode 147:

    Breaking Into Auschwitz

    Denis Avey spent the latter stages of the Second World War as a prisoner of war.

  • Our World - Saving India's Dancing Bears (Episode 146)
    Episode 146:

    Saving India's Dancing Bears

    Taking the last dancing bears off the streets of India.

  • Our World - Fire Storm (Episode 145)
    Episode 145:

    Fire Storm

    California's traditional fire season is now a year-round threat.

  • Our World - Hunger to Learn (Episode 144)
    Episode 144:

    Hunger to Learn

    Millions of children around the world are not getting proper education because their families are too poor to send them to school.

  • Our World - The Perfect Storm (Episode 143)
    Episode 143:

    The Perfect Storm

    California's traditional fire season.

  • Our World - Climate Countdown (Episode 142)
    Episode 142:

    Climate Countdown

    Climate issues from around the world in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

  • Our World - Mission Makers (Episode 141)
    Episode 141:

    Mission Makers

    The part Britain is playing in the search for life on Mars.

  • Our World - Fall of the Wall (Episode 140)
    Episode 140:

    Fall of the Wall

    Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Brian Hanrahan returns to interview some of the most prominent people around at the time.

  • Our World - Mine Games (Episode 139)
    Episode 139:

    Mine Games

    Tracing the minerals that make it into global electronics goods and mobile phones.

  • Our World - Politics of Thirst (Episode 138)
    Episode 138:

    Politics of Thirst

    The impact that the water scarcity has on security in the already fragile Middle East.

  • Our World - Hitler's Bodyguard (Episode 137)
    Episode 137:

    Hitler's Bodyguard

  • Our World - Hitler's Bodyguard (Episode 136)
    Episode 136:

    Hitler's Bodyguard

  • Our World - Sharia UK (Episode 135)
    Episode 135:

    Sharia UK

    Some myths behind Sharia.

  • Our World - Hollywood or Bust (Episode 134)
    Episode 134:

    Hollywood or Bust

    People in the film industry tell whether Hollywood is recession-proof or in debt.

  • Our World - Sharia British Style (Episode 133)
    Episode 133:

    Sharia British Style

    Some of the myths behind Sharia.

  • Our World - A Trial of Life (Episode 132)
    Episode 132:

    A Trial of Life

    Participants in Africa's largest ever HIV/Aids treatment trial.

  • Our World - Spain's Dark Past (Episode 131)
    Episode 131:

    Spain's Dark Past

    Spanish society struggles to come to terms with its fascist past as General Franco's victims are exhumed from mass graves across the country.

  • Our World - Dancing with the Devil (Episode 130)
    Episode 130:

    Dancing with the Devil

    Despite huge amounts of international aid, Liberia and Sierra are still beset with a multitude of problems.

  • Our World - Chechnya's Missing Women (Episode 129)
    Episode 129:

    Chechnya's Missing Women

    Just weeks after Natalya Estemirova, a human rights activist, talked about the growing incidence of violence against women in Chechnya, she was kidnapped and murdered.

  • Our World - Pakistan: Jinnah's Children (Episode 128)
    Episode 128:

    Pakistan: Jinnah's Children

    More than two million people have been forced out of their homes in Pakistan's Swat valley as the government there continues its offensive against the Taliban.

  • Our World - The Russian Billionaire (Episode 127)
    Episode 127:

    The Russian Billionaire

    Despite the loss of billions, Oleg Deripaska maintains a global empire built on the sale of aluminium.

  • Our World - Proud of the Cloud (Episode 126)
    Episode 126:

    Proud of the Cloud

    Once shrouded in secrecy, Hanford the site of the largest nuclear waste dump in North America is becoming a haven for tourists.

  • Our World - Pirates of Somalia (Episode 125)
    Episode 125:

    Pirates of Somalia

    Piracy off the coast of Somalia is big business.

  • Our World - Can China Save the world (Episode 124)
    Episode 124:

    Can China Save the world

    The world is increasingly looking to China to pull the global economy out of the economic crisis.

  • Our World - End of the Boom (Episode 123)
    Episode 123:

    End of the Boom

    Whether the closure of a major nickel mine signals the end of Australia's mining boom.

  • Our World - In Darwin's Footsteps (Episode 122)
    Episode 122:

    In Darwin's Footsteps

    As the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth, David Shukman retraces his footsteps on the Galapagos Islands that are now threatened by tourism.

  • Our World - The End of Solidarity (Episode 121)
    Episode 121:

    The End of Solidarity

    Brian Hanrahan returns to Poland to meet the activists who fought to end the Communist regime in 1989.

  • Our World - The New Wild West (Episode 120)
    Episode 120:

    The New Wild West

    The border between the US and Mexico is one of the world's most lucrative drug smuggling routes.

  • Our World - One Family, Two Armies (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    One Family, Two Armies

    Since the Maoists came to power in Nepal the people of this former kingdom, wait to see if two armies, till recently bitter enemies, can peacefully become one.

  • Our World - Poisoned Seas (Episode 118)
    Episode 118:

    Poisoned Seas

    Scientists fear we may be heading for a huge extinction in the seas due to many creatures who are threatened as carbon dioxide makes the oceans increasingly acidic.

  • Our World - Glitz and Grime (Episode 117)
    Episode 117:

    Glitz and Grime

    The city of Mumbai is still reeling from November's terror attacks as India, the world's largest democracy, elects a new government.

  • Our World - Defending the Bourgeoisie (Episode 116)
    Episode 116:

    Defending the Bourgeoisie

    How Russia's nascent middle class are coping with the economic crisis in the city of Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow.

  • Our World - Zimbabwe (Episode 115)
    Episode 115:


    Whether the new coalition government can deliver real change and prevent Zimbabwe from becoming another failed state.

  • Our World - Haiti in Crisis (Episode 114)
    Episode 114:

    Haiti in Crisis

    Haiti tries desperately to recover from the impact of successive hurricanes against a backdrop of diminishing global aid.

  • Our World - Les Liaisons Dangeruses (Episode 113)
    Episode 113:

    Les Liaisons Dangeruses

    France rejoins the top table at NATO; the frontline of French military engagement in Afghanistan.

  • Our World - Inside Zimbabwe (Episode 112)
    Episode 112:

    Inside Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe struggles with political reform in the face of vested interests, medical emergency and economic collapse.

  • Our World - Russia's New Model Army (Episode 111)
    Episode 111:

    Russia's New Model Army

    Rare access to the Russian military, exploring plans for the biggest reform in the former cold war army for more than fifty years.

  • Our World - Power Rules (Episode 110)
    Episode 110:

    Power Rules

    Ethiopia has plans to build a massive dam to feed its growing appetite for electric power; Peter Greste explores the lands of the Omo River.

  • Our World - A Soldier's Tale (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    A Soldier's Tale

    Twenty years after the end of the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan.

  • Our World - Warm Russia (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Warm Russia

    How the changing climate is altering people's lives in the northern Russian port of Archangel.

  • Our World - Brazil's Bitter Harvest (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    Brazil's Bitter Harvest

    Biofuel has made Brazil an agricultural superpower; sugar cane from the plantations is fuelling the world's engines, but it comes at a human cost.

  • Our World - Basra Farewell (Episode 106)
    Episode 106:

    Basra Farewell

    How the British Army in Basra will be judged on their work in southern Iraq and the city they leave behind after they prepare for the final pull-out.

  • Our World - Becoming Bangladesh (Episode 105)
    Episode 105:

    Becoming Bangladesh

    The extraordinary story of the Biharis of Bangladesh, stranded in a political no man's land after the split between West and East Pakistan, and their fight for full citizenship.

  • Our World - Iran, 30 (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Iran, 30

    Thirty years after the foundation of an Islamic Republic in Iran.

  • Our World - Kabul Cops (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:

    Kabul Cops

    The city's police chief battles crime, corruption and drugs at Kabul's Criminal Investigation Department.

  • Our World - Africa's Forgoten Conflict (Episode 102)
    Episode 102:

    Africa's Forgoten Conflict

    Poverty and war in the heart of the Central African Republic.

  • Our World - Back From the Front (Episode 101)
    Episode 101:

    Back From the Front

    Three British soldiers who have fought in Iraq, cope with a very different life back home.

  • Our World - Saving the River (Episode 100)
    Episode 100:

    Saving the River

    Long term drought and interstate feuding threaten the livelyhood of farmers and undermine a fragile ecosystem in The Murray Darling basin, Australia's food bowl.

  • Our World - Conflict Delta (Episode 99)
    Episode 99:

    Conflict Delta

    Over the past few years hundreds of oil company workers have been kidnapped and local people have been terrorized and killed.

  • Our World - Held Hostage (Episode 98)
    Episode 98:

    Held Hostage

    Ingrid Betancourt lived through six years of captivity and torture in the Colombian jungle at the hands of Farc guerrillas.

  • Our World - From Desert to Ice (Episode 97)
    Episode 97:

    From Desert to Ice

    A handful of Palestinians escaped the sands of Iraq for a new life on a distant island in the far north in Iceland.

  • Our World - Without Warning (Episode 96)
    Episode 96:

    Without Warning

    Southern California recently undertook America's biggest ever emergency drill by testing the state's readiness for a potentially catastrophic earthquake along the San Andreas fault.

  • Our World - The Lost Bomb (Episode 94)
    Episode 94:

    The Lost Bomb

    Forty years ago, the US abandoned a nuclear bomb below the ice in Greenland.

  • Our World - Turkey's Silent History (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    Turkey's Silent History

    According to Turkish law, it is a crime to insult the Turkish state. Hundreds of writers have been charged with that offence.

  • Our World - The Last Volunteer (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:

    The Last Volunteer

    Britain's oldest man remembers his childhood at the turn of the twentieth century; his experience of combat, and the horrors of the First World War.

  • Our World - Inside South Ossetia (Episode 91)
    Episode 91:

    Inside South Ossetia

    Russian tanks entered Georgian territory in South Ossetia.

  • Our World - Broken Georgia (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:

    Broken Georgia

    For five days in August, Russia and Georgia went to war over the tiny breakaway region of South Ossetia.

  • Our World - The Cold Rush (Episode 89)
    Episode 89:

    The Cold Rush

    The massive melt of arctic ice is opening up new opportunities to exploit the natural resources of this northern wilderness.

  • Our World - Return To Dora (Episode 88)
    Episode 88:

    Return To Dora

    Once known as the worst place in Iraq, the Baghdad suburb of Dora has since made some remarkable changes for the better.

  • Our World - 24 Hours In Somalia (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    24 Hours In Somalia

    African Union peacekeepers try to maintain order in one of the world's most lawless capitals, Mogadishu.

  • Our World - No Rain in Spain (Episode 86)
    Episode 86:

    No Rain in Spain

    Thousands of farmers in Spain have abandoned their parched land.

  • Our World - The Land that Radovan Built (Episode 85)
    Episode 85:

    The Land that Radovan Built

    The former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, is on trial for war crimes.

  • Our World - Fighting Alzheimer's (Episode 84)
    Episode 84:

    Fighting Alzheimer's

    Those affected by Alzheimer's Disease, including sufferers, carers and scientists trying to find a cure.

  • Our World - When the Water Runs Out (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    When the Water Runs Out

    The south-western US suffs its eighth year of drought.

  • Our World - Stormchaser (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:


    Thrill seekers hunt down the storms; the people who protect communities from the weather's destructive power.

  • Our World - China's Win-Win in Africa (Episode 81)
    Episode 81:

    China's Win-Win in Africa

    The impact of Chinese economic power in Africa.

  • Our World - Kenya: Peace at any Price (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:

    Kenya: Peace at any Price

    What is being done to repair the damage after Kenya's post election violence.

  • Our World - GM: Time to think Again? (Episode 79)
    Episode 79:

    GM: Time to think Again?

    The United States and Africa are solving the global food crisis with genetically-modified crops.

  • Our World - Pakistan's Taliban: The Inside Story (Episode 78)
    Episode 78:

    Pakistan's Taliban: The Inside Story

    Taliban fighters strike against international forces in Afghanistan and attack the government in Pakistan's cities.

  • Our World - Jihad Rehab (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:

    Jihad Rehab

    The Saudi Arabia government is employing a radical approach to turn young men away from extremism.

  • Our World - The Killing Machines (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    The Killing Machines

    Mexico's heavily armed drug cartels.

  • Our World - City in the Sand (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    City in the Sand

    A plan for an entirely new city may mark the start of social change in Saudi Arabia.

  • Our World - Swing Town, America (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Swing Town, America

    The people of the small town of Culpeper, Virginia debate on who to pick for President in November's election.

  • Our World - Korea: Out of the North (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    Korea: Out of the North

    Refugees cross the freezing waters of the Tumen River into China hoping to escape the repressive regime in North Korea.

  • Our World - Zimbabwe's Election Crackdown (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Zimbabwe's Election Crackdown

    Investigating the tactics used by the Zimbabwe ruling party to ensure an election win.

  • Our World - Blood on the Silk Road (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Blood on the Silk Road

    Hundreds of young children have been infected by the HIV virus inside the hospitals of Central Asia.

  • Our World - India's Motoring Revolution (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    India's Motoring Revolution

    India's ambitious plans for a new generation of low budget cars, and a modern road network on which to drive them.

  • Our World - China's Win-Win in Congo (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    China's Win-Win in Congo

    China signed a multi-billion dollar deal with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Our World - Jaffa Stories (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Jaffa Stories

    Jaffa, an ancient port where Arabs and Jews have lived side by side for decades.

  • Our World - Frontline Afghanistan (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Frontline Afghanistan

    British troops in Musa Qala in Afghanistan encounter hostile opponents.

  • Our World - Nation-building in Iraq (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Nation-building in Iraq

    For American troops, the process of nation-building in Iraq is difficult.

  • Our World - TB Timebomb (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    TB Timebomb

    South Africa has one of the world's highest incidents of tuberculosis.

  • Our World - The New Battle of Midway (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    The New Battle of Midway

    Coral islands in the Pacific accumulate other peoples' plastic waste.

  • Our World - Danger - Democracy at Work (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Danger - Democracy at Work

    Establishing peace and raising living standards by means of democracy.

  • Our World - Zimbabwe End Days (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    Zimbabwe End Days

    The race for the presidency in Zimbabwe.

  • Our World - Jonah and the Whalers (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Jonah and the Whalers

    A Greenpeace ship tracks a Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.

  • Our World - Surviving Childhood (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Surviving Childhood

    Fergus Walsh visits Sierra Leone and Sweden to examine the differences in their child care.

  • Our World - The Workers of the World (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    The Workers of the World

    A section of Chinese society struggles to keep workers happy.

  • Our World - Real Great Leap Forward (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Real Great Leap Forward

    Fifty years ago, the Great Leap Forward tried to propel China into the modern world.

  • Our World - Generation Me Grows Up (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Generation Me Grows Up

    China's first generation to own their own cars and homes are growing up.

  • Our World - King Tide Rising (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    King Tide Rising

    Tuvalu may disappear under water within 50 years because of rising sea levels.

  • Our World - Volga Down the Volga (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Volga Down the Volga

    To a Soviet citizen, owning a Volga means being successful and loyal to the regime.

  • Our World - A Trucker's View (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    A Trucker's View

    The United States' faltering economy has emerged as the main concern of voters.

  • Our World - Innocents Behind Bars (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Innocents Behind Bars

    A policy allowing children born in jail to stay with their mothers until six years old.

  • Our World - Broken Britain (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Broken Britain

    Residents struggle to deal with gangs, knives, drugs and guns.

  • Our World - The Danish Nazi (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    The Danish Nazi

    A German court refuses to extradite former Danish SS officer, Soeren Kam to Denmark to stand trial.

  • Our World - Zimbabwe Undercover (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Zimbabwe Undercover

    President Mugabe is likely to face a challenge for power from within his own party.

  • Our World - Super Size Superpower (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Super Size Superpower

    Obesity has become a crisis that could bankrupt Mississippi's healthcare budget.

  • Our World - Terrorist 007 (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Terrorist 007

    The efforts to track down a young extremist who used the internet to spread hatred.

  • Our World - Northwest Passage - A Journey (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Northwest Passage - A Journey

    Arctic ice is melting, making the Northwest Passage navigable by ships for the first time.

  • Our World - Laptops for Africa (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Laptops for Africa

    Providing computer technology to children in developing countries.

  • Our World - Adventure Capitalist (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Adventure Capitalist

    One of Britain's top executives shocked the City this year by giving up his job to help the less well off in Africa.

  • Our World - Covering Iraq (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Covering Iraq

    Key turning points, such as the recent 'surge' of US troops and the British withdrawal from central Basra since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

  • Our World - Iraq (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:


    The soldiers who are part of the US troop 'surge' in Iraq.

  • Our World - Burma: After the Crackdown (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Burma: After the Crackdown

    The people of Burma are angry that the international community has given them so little support.

  • Our World - Last Post in Arabia (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Last Post in Arabia

    After a vicious guerrilla war, Britain finally abandoned its only Middle East colony, Aden, forty years ago.

  • Our World - Red Line Roulette (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Red Line Roulette

    The status of the Balkan province remains undecided.

  • Our World - The Prying Game (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    The Prying Game

  • Our World - Endgame? The Battle Against Insurgents in Iraq (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Endgame? The Battle Against Insurgents in Iraq

    The chances for victory over insurgents and successful handover to Iraqi forces.

  • Our World - Sporting Chance (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Sporting Chance

    Dominic Cotton travels to Namibia with children from deprived parts of England.

  • Our World - A Country Practice (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    A Country Practice

    A family swapped the comforts of home to improve the health of the people in Afghanistan.

  • Our World - Passage to Pakistan (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Passage to Pakistan

    How Pakistan has changed since 1947 when colonial India was split into two.

  • Our World - Zimbabwe's Slow Death (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Zimbabwe's Slow Death

    Thousands of people are dying in Zimbabwe every week from disease and malnutrition.

  • Our World - The Longest Journey (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    The Longest Journey

    President Bush's attempts to pass major immigration reform failed.

  • Our World - Drugs or Democracy (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Drugs or Democracy

    Illegal opium production in Afghanistan.

  • Our World - Bitter Sweet (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Bitter Sweet

    West Africa produces more than half the world's cocoa that goes into making chocolate.

  • Our World - Turkish Journey (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Turkish Journey

    BBC's Ben Hammersley travels across Turkey examining tensions between Ataturk's secular legacy and Islam.

  • Our World - Ice Island (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Ice Island

    The first research mission to a vast new feature of the Arctic map. For 3,000 years the ice was attached to the Canadian coast, but it's now broken free in what scientists say is one of the most alarming signs of global warming.

  • Our World - Darcey's Swansong (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Darcey's Swansong

    Darcey Bussell, Britain's best know ballerina, reflects on nearly 20 years as principal dancer of the Royal Ballet in London.

  • Our World - Old Man Atom (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Old Man Atom

    Who will control all the Nuclear Power stations being built?

  • Our World - White Horse Village Revisited (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    White Horse Village Revisited

    Villagers in White Horse Village in China are being moved from their homes as part of government plans.

  • Our World - Tar Wars

    Tar Wars

  • Our World - Beloved Sons

    Beloved Sons

  • Our World - Darwin's Footsteps

    Darwin's Footsteps

  • Our World - The Winton Train

    The Winton Train

  • Our World - Children of Beslan

    Children of Beslan

  • Our World - Vanishing Breed

    Vanishing Breed

  • Our World - Djibouti on the Frontline

    Djibouti on the Frontline

  • Our World - Return to Sobibor

    Return to Sobibor

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