- Exorcising Mexico's Demons
Vladimir Hernandez reports on how the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico is training a record number of priests as exorcists in response to the rise in drug-related violence by gangs. (12+)
- Iran's Secret Army
Our World investigates the clandestine role of Iran in Syria's civil war providing a dramatic insight into Tehran's support for the Assad regime on the ground. Yalda Hakim reports. (12+)
- Dropping the Knife: Kurdistan
Shaimaa Khalil reports on the remarkable grass roots campaign that led to the centuries' old practice of Female Genital Mutilation being outlawed in Kurdistan. (12+)
- 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.
- Germany Under Pressure
With campaigning under way in Germany's general election, politicians there are being forced to confront some unwelcome truths about Europe's richest country
- Myanmar's Extremist Monks
Jonah Fisher has been to Burma to meet Buddhist Monk Wirathu and members of Burma's Muslim community who've been caught up in clashes with Buddhist nationalists
- Bahrain: Policing Protest
Bahrain promised police reforms after a harsh crackdown on anti-government protestors in 2011. But as unrest continues, Bill Law investigates allegations of police brutality. (12+)
- Clinton in Africa
The BBC's Komla Dumar travels to East Africa with the former US President Bill Clinton. In an in-depth interview Komla questions the former President about the role of big western donors in improving the lives of Africans. (12+)
- Yemen: America's New Frontline
Questioning if America is creating more enemies than it's killing in Yemen.
- Peres at 90
Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet meets Israeli President Shimon Peres and looks back at the life of a man who played a defining role in both times of war and peace
- Australia's Adoption Shame
In this week's Our World, Duncan Kennedy looks back on the chilling story of Australia's shameful practise of forced adoptions. (12+)
- Yemen: World's Most Dangerous Journey
In this week's Our World, Yalda Hakim investigates one of the most dangerous journeys on earth - the trip thousands of Ethiopian migrants are making to find work in Saudi Arabia. (12+)
- In Sickness and in Debt
Zeinab Badawi travels to Athens, visiting hospitals and community clinics, to discover what impact the austerity measures in Greece are having on the nation's health. (12+)
- Lebanon on the Brink
With sectarian tensions escalating across the country, Nahed Abouzeid investigates a Lebanon teetering on the brink of an intra-religious war
- Treasures of the Deep
David Shukman goes on board the British research ship James Cook amid signs of a global race to mine the ocean floor. But will a deep sea gold rush cause lasting ecological damage?
- Meet the Hackers
Susan Watts meets the Scottish teenager who acted as the PR man for a group of hackers called LulzSec and learns how he was drawn into a life lived almost entirely online. (12+)
- Bangladesh: Out of the Rubble
Nearly two months after one of the world's worst industrial disasters. Yalda Hakim visits Dhaka in Bangladesh, where she meets some of the rescuers - and those they saved. (12+)
- The Violent Heart of L.A.
The BBC's Frank Gardner gains unique access to a hospital in the violent heart of Los Angeles, he witnesses first-hand how lives are torn apart by gun crime. (12+)
- Rescuing Russia's Orphans
Tim Whewell has gained rare access to the closed world of Russia's homes to report on the struggle to free orphans from the state system. (12+)
- Romario Tackles Brazil
With exclusive access to the footballing politician, Tim Franks investigates why one of Brazil's World Cup heroes is shooting down the BRIC giant's moment of glory
- Ukraine's Aids Racket
Lucy Ash travels to Kiev to find out more as leaders of Ukraine's Orange Revolution promise to tackle the country's fast growing Aids epidemic
- In Your Eyes: The Women of Iraq
Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, Yalda Hakim reports from Baghdad, to see how life has changed for women. (12+)
- Paragliding Over Mosul
A dangerous journey into Mosul, which has become the Iraq headquarters for Al Qaeda, torn by sectarian conflict.
- The Most Dangerous City in the World
Yalda Hakim, is on a mission to get into Mosul, said to be the most dangerous city in the world. It's become the Iraq headquarters for Al Qaeda, and it's torn by sectarian conflict. (12+)
- Who Am I?
Thirty years after babies were taken from their murdered mothers during Argentina's military dictatorship, the abductors are facing trial. Sue Lloyd Roberts reports. (12+)
- Mongolian Boom-time
Mongolia is expected to top the world's growth tables once again - This impoverished but remarkable nation is on the brink of one of the most dramatic transformations in recent history
- Guatemala's Sweet Deal
Guatemala has one of the worst records on violence, corruption and treatment of workers. So why is the European Union giving it new trade privileges?
- Electrifying Africa
East Africa is experiencing a green energy revolution as two very different technologies emerge to pump megawatts into the grid and chase the darkness from rural homes
- Murder In The Mediterranean
Corsica has the highest murder rate per capita in Europe - many of the killings are blamed on organised criminal gangs. Tom Esslemont investigates
- Kenya Elections: A Family Affair
Two of Kenya's most powerful families go head to head in elections next month. Karen Allen reports on the legacy of past electoral unrest. (12+)
- India's Lost Girls
Investigating the growing trade in girls who disappear every year in India, many of whom are forced to work in the country's sex industry
- Hillary-America's Diplomat
As Hillary Clinton leaves office, Kim Ghattas, the BBC's state department correspondent during her 4 years as Secretary of State, reports on her particular brand of diplomacy
- 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, and goes to their home villages to find out what makes them want to leave
- The Big Melt
David Shukman from a research station inside the Arctic Circle on the impact of a record-breaking summer thaw.
- Syria-Descent into Hell
Sue Lloyd Roberts looks back on the key events of the Syrian uprising and speaks to people she met while undercover there
- Witchhunt in Iraq
Investigating the persecution of gay men and women in Iraq.
- Spain's Stolen Babies
Spain is reeling from allegations that thousands of babies were taken from their mothers and trafficked. Katya Adler investigates the impact of the stolen baby scandal through the eyes of the children and parents who were separated at birth
Laura Trevelyan explores the hidden world of sex trafficking, from a small Mexican town built on the profits of the sex trade to the streets of New York City
- Cold Turkey in Karachi
Karachi is facing a drugs epidemic - an estimated half a million chronic heroin addicts live in the port city which is a main route to the west. Mobeen Azhar finds out how a charity is trying to help addicts and their families
- China's Toughest Test
John Sudworth spends a year following the lives of pupils in a Shanghai school as they prepare for the university entrance exam which will dictate the course of their lives
- Miami Justice
Tim Samuels investigates the case of Krishna Maharaj - a Briton imprisoned for murder in Miami more than a quarter of a century ago, and still behind bars despite evidence he had nothing to do with the crime
- The Curse of Gold
Humphrey Hawksley goes to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda to investigate the link between minerals, war and business
- Germany's Far Right
Katya Adler examines the extent of far fight extremism in Germany following a recent outcry when it emerged that a group of three neo-Nazis had apparently been able to go on a ten year killing spree of racially-motivated murders
- The Governor's Dirty Billions
Peter Marshall reports on the corrupt politician who stole vast sums of money from the people of Nigeria, and the British lawyers who helped him launder the cash
- India's Water Crisis
Jill McGivering reports from India, which is facing a water crisis. The country has adequate rainfall for its billion-plus population, but the supply is diverted from poor rural areas to fill tanks and swimming pools in richer cities like Delhi
- Abdullah is Beautiful
A special project at a hospital in Jordan treating patients who've been caught up in the regions conflicts.
- The Edge of the Earth
The biggest gas reserves on the planet are in the Russian Arctic. Lucy Ash travels to the remote Yamal Peninsula high above the Arctic Circle, to meet both the people who travel there for work, and the indigenous herders whose way of life is under threat
- A Death In Honduras
Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. Linda Pressly meets the staff of The People's Funeral Service, who deal each day with the fall-out from these extreme levels of violence
- Human Torches of Tibet
As a wave of protests and self-immolations continues against the rule of China on the Tibetan plateau, Sue Lloyd-Roberts asks the Dalai Lama if the dream of increased independence for Tibet is dead
- The Interrogators
As the men accused of responsibility for planning the 9/11 attacks face trial by a Military Commission, Peter Taylor examines the history of their capture and imprisonment
- Dodging the Pirates
The BBC's Security Correspondent Frank Gardner travels through the world's most dangerous seas on board a cargo ship, to experience for himself the threat from Somali pirates
- The Marriage Breakers
In Bangladesh one in five girls are married by the age of 15, even though that breaks the law. Angus Crawford reports from Dhaka on an extraordinary new campaign to stop the teenage girls of the city being taken as child brides
- Titanic Remembered
A hundred years after the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage Jon Kay reports from the memorial cruise, and talks to people with a personal connection to the tragedy of 1912
- President and the Pulpit
The government in the Philippines wants to provide free contraception to help cut the birth rate and reduce poverty. The proposal puts it on a collision course with the ultra-conservative Catholic Church. Kate McGeown reports from Manila
- Canada's First Nations Crisis
Prescription drug abuse is devastating the communities of Canada's indigenous First Nations peoples. Linda Pressly reports from Northern Ontario where addiction affects three quarters of the population
- Supply Chain Children
How can consumers be aware they are buying goods that do not harm the workers, especially children.
- Bahrain's Forgotten Spring
- Beyond the Abyss
It's more than 50 years since the only successful manned mission to the deepest point on the planet - the Mariana Trench. Now a new wave of explorers is racing to be the next to go beyond the abyss
- Bahrain, Gulf Image
A year after Saudi troops rolled into Bahrain, the government admits it's mistakes and wants to mend their ways.
- Dagestan's Football Dreams
A billionaire in Dagestan is pouring vast sums of money into the republic's football team in a bid to bring stability. But can changing things on the pitch really change the region's politics? Lucy Ash reports from Dagestan
- The Arctic Convoys
Between 1941 and 1945 the Arctic Convoys transported millions of tonnes of crucial supplies and munitions from Scotland to Russia. Robert Hall meets the survivors who served on these little-known convoys
- Europe's Christian Exodus
In Europe the power of Christian ritual is waning. More than 180-thousand German Catholics left the Church last year - and in the last half century the Protestant Church has lost half its membership. Robert Pigott reports
- Abuse in America
As government figures confirm that nearly two thousand children a year die of abuse or neglect in the United States, Natalia Antelava goes to Texas to investigate the roots of this epidemic of child deaths
- Mission For Maths
Milton Nkosi follows the Warwick in Africa programme - bringing young teachers from the UK to South Africa. Can they really help, and what will teaching in the townships teach them?
- Desperate Journeys North
Linda Pressly follows a portion of the route taken by Central American migrants north to the U.S.
- Crossing Steinbeck's America
As America grapples with a deepening recession, white collar workers are now losing their homes in increasing numbers. Paul Mason travels the country down the same road as John Steinbeck's migrants in The Grape Of Wrath. Visiting homeless shelters along the way, he unexpectedly finds a growing number of middle class people who have ended up on the street.
- Dangerous Journeys North
Central American migrants heading north to the United States fear that they are increasingly in danger of being kidnapped and murdered by drug gangs. Linda Pressly follows part of the migrants' route - from Peten in Guatemala
- Securing New York
Granted rare access, this film follows the New York Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as they fight terrorism in the city and work to prevent a second 9/11
- That September Day
Laura Trevelyan meets three New Yorkers all affected in different ways by 9/11. Their minute by minute recollections of that azure blue morning convey the chaos and confusion which engulfed Manhattan as the twin towers were hit by hijacked planes
- Fallout 9/11
David Shukman visits Manhattan to discover how thousands of people have become seriously ill from the toxic dust that blanketed the area after the Twin Towers fell
This week Our World comes from Barcelona. Steve Smith looks at the declining interest in the tradition of bullfighting in the city and visits the spectacular Sagrada Fama, Barcelonas Gaudi designed cathedral
- Ruling Iran: A Profile of the Supreme Leader
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader.
- The Great Aid Experiment
Humphrey Hawksley reports from the Karamoja region of northern Uganda where the UN is pioneering an ambitious plan to end hunger and the regions long-term dependency on aid
- Journey From Tahrir
The impact of the country's revolution on the people.
- Inside Assad's Syria
- China's Green Revolution
China pollutes more than any other country on earth but now the Chinese government says it wants the country to go green. So can China really clean up its act? Justin Rowlatt goes to see the impact of three unbroken decades of economic growth
- Stalin's Toxic Legacy
High in the mountains of Georgia, campaigners say there's an 'ecological disaster'. Arsenic mines and factories abandoned in Soviet times are leaking poisons and making children sick. Angus Crawford looks at the price of communism's toxic legacy
- Pirate Hunters
It's the scourge of international shipping. But if you're from the failed state of Somalia, piracy has become a lucrative business. A few dozen warships are now patrolling the Indian Ocean trying to eradicate this ruthless trade. Jonathan Beale reports
- Yemen Uprising
In the midst of worsening political and economic turmoil, Yemen's President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, clings to power. Natalia Antelava looks at a country being transformed through popular uprising, and America's response to it
- The Vanishing Antarctica
Richard Wilson travels to the West Antarctic Ice Shelf to see the work of the British scientists who are investigating changes to the shape of the ice - and the possible consequences for our world
- Sisters of the Revolution
Women who work for political change.
- Building Helmand
Peace in Helmand.
- Dreaming of Egypt
Bill Law meets five Egyptian women who have been working for political change. How has the fall of Mubarak changed their lives - and what are their hopes for the future?
- Ecuador's Oil Gamble
Linda Pressly reports on the controversial deal offered by Ecuador to save an area of pristine rainforest from the ravages of oil companies - at a price
- Tragedy at Smolensk
The air crash that killed the President of Poland and his entire cabinet.
- Turkey's Rising Star
Turkey's controversial and charismatic Prime Minister Erdogan.
- Behind the Saudi Veil
Some Saudi women call their country the 'biggest women's prison in the world'. Others are content with their traditional place in life. Many want change - but will it happen? Sue Lloyd-Roberts has been to Saudi Arabia to find out
- Palin's Race
Our World features some of our finest news programmes on current issues around the world. The documentaries showcase BBC journalism at its best with programmes that expose and evaluate global topics
- Cuba at the Crossroads
Cuba is undergoing major economic change. The government is cutting back on subsidies like the ration cards, and planning to lay off more than a million people. Instead, people can now setup businesses for the first time. Michael Voss reports
- Cyber Warfare
A cyber attack on our energy, water or financial infrastructure could bring much of our everyday lives - even the global economy - grinding to a halt. Susan Watts looks at the world's dependence on digital systems and the threat of cyberwarfar
- Oil, Politics and Hugo Chavez
Socialist revolution in Venezuela.
- The Gulf: Armed & Dangerous
Fear itself is already threatening peace in the Gulf.
- Somalia's Forgotten Suffering
Internally displaced, refugees and economic migrants in the Horn of Africa.
- From Rubble to Recovery
Ten years after the Gujarat earthquake.
- Putin in Power
Life in modern Russia.
- Loul Deng: Home Game
Luol Deng travels to southern Sudan.
- Extreme Schemes
We are living through one of the biggest extinction eras the planet has ever witnessed.
- City of the Century
The impact of President Obama's fiscal stimulus.
- Gary: City of the Century?
- A Town Called Gary
Gary, Indiana, one of the poorest cities in America.
- Joining The Club
Challenges and obstacles of joining the club.
- Europe's Secret Prisons
- The Legacy of Empire
- 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.
- God's Beggar Children
Schoolboys are forced to live a life of abuse and exploitation.
- Home Game
Luol Deng goes to southern Sudan.
- Kandahar: The Prize
The Taliban stronghold in Kandahar.
- Alaska: After the Spill
The waters of southern Alaska.
- 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.
- Pakistan and the Great Game
Military action in Pakistani.
- Anti-Gay in Uganda
A bill being put forward in the Ugandan parliament is proposing life imprisonment and even death for some homosexual acts.
- Inside North Korea
The Korean peninsula, one of the last remaining communist states in the world.
- Afghanistan's Alcatraz
Kabul's main jail.
- Pakistan: Dirt Poor
The state fails to provide basic services for many Pakistanis.
- 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.
- Motorway Man
Motorway service stations.
- Afghanistan Online
The role the Internet plays in people's lives.
- China's Unknown Mega City
Chongqing in South West China.
- Inside Cuba
Matt Frei reports on the reality of living in Cuba, from the politics to economics, and discovers a vibrant, flourishing culture, despite its difficult relations with America
- Aid Under Scrutiny
How much aid from the British government actually gets to those who need it most.
- Frontline Helmand
Soldiers talk about life and loss.
- 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.
- On Off
Two drastically different communities react to change.
- Cracking Walls
How the Internet provides a way of making social, cultural and political connections in Iraq.
- Mexico's Drug War
Rival drug cartels in Mexico fight over smuggling routes to America.
- The Rise of the Sceptics
Climate change scepticism.
- Captive in Iran
Haleh Esfandiari was interrogated for almost eight months in a Tehran prison in 2007.
- The Cocaine Trail
The women being used by international traffickers to carry drugs through Brazil's airports.
- Sharing Power
If power-sharing has benefited the lives of ordinary Zimbabweans.
- Mandela: 20 Years of Freedom
South Africa, a country transformed by the end of white minority rule and racial segregation.
- Hard Labour
Pregnant women behind bars.
- Ceausescu's Children
Appalling conditions that adults and young people with disabilities and HIV experience in Romania.
- Guantanamo Reunited
A former guard at Guantanamo Bay comes face-to-face with two of his ex-prisoners.
- Operation Angry Cobra
President Obama raises America's stake in Afghanistan.
- Breaking Into Auschwitz
Denis Avey spent the latter stages of the Second World War as a prisoner of war.
- Saving India's Dancing Bears
Report on a British-led campaign to have dancing bears removed from India's street and efforts to rehabilitate the animals and retrain their owners
- Fire Storm
California's traditional fire season is now a year-round threat.
- 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.
- The Perfect Storm
California's traditional fire season.
- Climate Countdown
Climate issues from around the world in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
- Mission Makers
The part Britain is playing in the search for life on Mars.
- 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.
- Mine Games
Tracing the minerals that make it into global electronics goods and mobile phones.
- Politics of Thirst
The impact that the water scarcity has on security in the already fragile Middle East.
- Hitler's Bodyguard
- Hitler's Bodyguard
- Sharia UK
Some myths behind Sharia.
- Hollywood or Bust
People in the film industry tell whether Hollywood is recession-proof or in debt.
- Sharia British Style
Some of the myths behind Sharia.
- A Trial of Life
Participants in Africa's largest ever HIV/Aids treatment trial.
- 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.
- Dancing with the Devil
Despite huge amounts of international aid, Liberia and Sierra are still beset with a multitude of problems.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Russian Billionaire
Oleg Deripaska was Russia's richest man before the credit crunch. Despite the lost billions, Oleg maintains a global empire built on the sale of aluminium. Here, he tells Tim Whewell how he built up his business and reveals his plans to bounce back
- 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.
- Pirates of Somalia
Piracy off the coast of Somalia is big business.
- Can China Save the world
The world is increasingly looking to China to pull the global economy out of the economic crisis.
- End of the Boom
Whether the closure of a major nickel mine signals the end of Australia's mining boom.
- 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.
- The End of Solidarity
Brian Hanrahan returns to Poland to meet the activists who fought to end the Communist regime in 1989.
- The New Wild West
Matthew Price examines the illegal drug business on the border between America and Mexico, visiting the frontier towns El Paso and Juarez, where a war is threatening both countries
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Whether the new coalition government can deliver real change and prevent Zimbabwe from becoming another failed state.
- Haiti in Crisis
Haiti tries desperately to recover from the impact of successive hurricanes against a backdrop of diminishing global aid.
- Les Liaisons Dangeruses
France rejoins the top table at NATO; the frontline of French military engagement in Afghanistan.
- Inside Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe struggles with political reform in the face of vested interests, medical emergency and economic collapse.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Soldier's Tale
Twenty years after the end of the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan.
- Warm Russia
How the changing climate is altering people's lives in the northern Russian port of Archangel.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Iran, 30
Thirty years after the foundation of an Islamic Republic in Iran, the BBC's Tehran Correspondent Jon Leyne explores the legacy of the revolution, and asks what the future holds in this changing society
- Kabul Cops
The city's police chief battles crime, corruption and drugs at Kabul's Criminal Investigation Department.
- Africa's Forgoten Conflict
Poverty and war in the heart of the Central African Republic.
- Back From the Front
Three British soldiers who have fought in Iraq, cope with a very different life back home.
- Saving the River
Nick Bryant reports from Australia's Murray-Darling basin, where drought and interstate feuding threaten the livelihood of farmers and look set to undermine a fragile ecosystem
- Conflict Delta
Over the past few years hundreds of oil company workers have been kidnapped and local people have been terrorized and killed.
- Held Hostage
Ingrid Betancourt lived through six years of captivity and torture in the Colombian jungle at the hands of Farc guerrillas.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Lost Bomb
Forty years ago, the US abandoned a nuclear bomb below the ice in Greenland.
- 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.
- 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.
- Inside South Ossetia
Russian tanks entered Georgian territory in South Ossetia.
- Broken Georgia
For five days in August, Russia and Georgia went to war over the tiny breakaway region of South Ossetia.
- The Cold Rush
The massive melt of arctic ice is opening up new opportunities to exploit the natural resources of this northern wilderness.
- 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.
- 24 Hours In Somalia
African Union peacekeepers try to maintain order in one of the world's most lawless capitals, Mogadishu.
- No Rain in Spain
Thousands of farmers in Spain have abandoned their parched land.
- The Land that Radovan Built
The former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, is on trial for war crimes.
- Fighting Alzheimer's
Those affected by Alzheimer's Disease, including sufferers, carers and scientists trying to find a cure.
- When the Water Runs Out
The south-western US suffs its eighth year of drought.
Thrill seekers hunt down the storms; the people who protect communities from the weather's destructive power.
- China's Win-Win in Africa
The impact of Chinese economic power in Africa.
- Kenya: Peace at any Price
What is being done to repair the damage after Kenya's post election violence.
- GM: Time to think Again?
The United States and Africa are solving the global food crisis with genetically-modified crops.
- Pakistan's Taliban: The Inside Story
Taliban fighters strike against international forces in Afghanistan and attack the government in Pakistan's cities.
- Jihad Rehab
The Saudi Arabia government is employing a radical approach to turn young men away from extremism.
- The Killing Machines
Mexico's heavily armed drug cartels.
- City in the Sand
A plan for an entirely new city may mark the start of social change in Saudi Arabia.
- Swing Town, America
The people of the small town of Culpeper, Virginia debate on who to pick for President in November's election.
- 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.
- Zimbabwe's Election Crackdown
Investigating the tactics used by the Zimbabwe ruling party to ensure an election win.
- Blood on the Silk Road
Hundreds of young children have been infected by the HIV virus inside the hospitals of Central Asia.
- 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.
- China's Win-Win in Congo
China signed a multi-billion dollar deal with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Jaffa Stories
Jaffa, an ancient port where Arabs and Jews have lived side by side for decades.
- Frontline Afghanistan
British troops in Musa Qala in Afghanistan encounter hostile opponents.
- Nation Building in Iraq
For American troops, the process of nation-building in Iraq is difficult.
- TB Timebomb
South Africa has one of the world's highest incidents of tuberculosis.
- The New Battle of Midway
Coral islands in the Pacific accumulate other peoples' plastic waste.
- Danger - Democracy at Work
Establishing peace and raising living standards by means of democracy.
- Zimbabwe End Days
The race for the presidency in Zimbabwe.
- Jonah and the Whalers
A Greenpeace ship tracks a Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.
- Surviving Childhood
Fergus Walsh visits Sierra Leone and Sweden to examine the differences in their child care.
- The Workers of the World
A section of Chinese society struggles to keep workers happy.
- Real Great Leap Forward
Fifty years ago, the Great Leap Forward tried to propel China into the modern world.
- Generation Me Grows Up
China's first generation to own their own cars and homes are growing up.
- King Tide Rising
Tuvalu may disappear under water within 50 years because of rising sea levels.
- Volga Down the Volga
To a Soviet citizen, owning a Volga means being successful and loyal to the regime.
- A Trucker's View
The United States' faltering economy has emerged as the main concern of voters ahead of this year's presidential election. Matthew Price hitches a ride on a freight lorry across six states to gauge the views of ordinary Americans
- Innocents Behind Bars
A policy allowing children born in jail to stay with their mothers until six years old.
- Broken Britain
Residents struggle to deal with gangs, knives, drugs and guns.
- The Danish Nazi
A German court refuses to extradite former Danish SS officer, Soeren Kam to Denmark to stand trial.
- Zimbabwe Undercover
After a week's secret filming in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, World Affairs Editor John Simpson reveals the condition of the country's people
- Super Size Superpower
Obesity has become a crisis that could bankrupt Mississippi's healthcare budget.
- Terrorist 007
The efforts to track down a young extremist who used the internet to spread hatred.
- Northwest Passage - A Journey
David Shukman explores the Northwest Passage, which links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Historically icebound throughout the year, melting Arctic ice has made it navigable by ships for the first time
- Laptops for Africa
Providing computer technology to children in developing countries.
- Adventure Capitalist
Hugh Pym travels to Kenya to meet Richard Harvey, a former executive who shocked the City by giving up his job to help the less well-off in Africa. The presenter looks at his work so far, and discusses what drove him to such a dramatic career change
- 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.
The soldiers who are part of the US troop 'surge' in Iraq.
- Burma: After the Crackdown
The people of Burma are angry that the international community has given them so little support.
- Last Post in Arabia
Forty years ago following a vicious guerilla war, Britain left its only Middle East colony, Aden. After witnessing the original departure, Brian Barron returns to examine its fate and that of its people
- Red Line Roulette
A review into the Balkan province Kosovo nine years after Britain and other Western democracies intervened against Serbia. With the status of the area still undecided, Humphrey Hawksley reports from inside a new high-stakes issue right at the heart of Europe's future
- The Prying Game
- Endgame? The Battle Against Insurgents in Iraq
The chances for victory over insurgents and successful handover to Iraqi forces.
- Sporting Chance
Dominic Cotton travels with young people from deprived parts of the UK to foster relations with Namibia. Together with their international counterparts, the youths of both cultures plan schemes that will make effective use of sport activities to help enhance their respective communities
- A Country Practice
A family swapped the comforts of home to improve the health of the people in Afghanistan.
- Passage to Pakistan
How Pakistan has changed since 1947 when colonial India was split into two.
- Zimbabwe's Slow Death
Sue Lloyd-Roberts goes undercover to report on the crisis in Zimbabwe as thousands of the country's people die each week from disease and malnutrition
- The Longest Journey
Duncan Kennedy joins the Mexican migrants desperate enough to risk their lives to reach what they perceive as the promised land and a better life in the United States
- Drugs or Democracy
Illegal opium production in Afghanistan.
- Bitter Sweet
West Africa produces more than half the world's cocoa that goes into making chocolate.
- Turkish Journey
BBC's Ben Hammersley travels across Turkey examining tensions between Ataturk's secular legacy and Islam.
- 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.
- Darcey's Swansong
Darcey Bussell, Britain's best know ballerina, reflects on nearly 20 years as principal dancer of the Royal Ballet in London.
- Old Man Atom
Who will control all the Nuclear Power stations being built?
- White Horse Village Revisited
Villagers in White Horse Village in China are being moved from their homes as part of government plans.
- Afghanistan: A Country on the Edge
- Born Under a Bad Sign
BBC Our World's Yalda Hakim travels to Iraq to investigate the staggering rise in the numbers of babies born with birth defects and cancer since the start of the war ten years ago
- Tragedy at Smolensk
Peter Marshall investigates the air crash which killed the President of Poland and his entire cabinet a year ago. What went wrong, and how has the tragedy changed Poland's relationship with Russia?
- Bombing Belarus?
John Sweeney reports undercover from Belarus on the bombing of the Minsk metro and the trial and execution of two men for the crime. But were they really guilty and did they get a fair trial?
- Supply Chain Children
Globalisation has brought the world's goods to the west. But how can rich consumers be sure they are buying food and clothing manufactured without harming workers - especially children? Humphrey Hawksley reports
- The Bedouin of Israel
Jon Leyne reports on the ancient culture of the Bedouin Arabs of Israel
- South Africa's Crime Epidemic
- Sri Lanka's Open Wounds
Charles Haviland reports on the legacy of civil war in Sri Lanka, detailing the lasting traumas of the government's clashes with separatist militants the Tamil Tigers
Out of the Rubble
Advances in technology are allowing scientists to understand the human brain as never before. Susan Watts looks at new approaches to dealing with mental illness and whether brain-enhancing drugs can actually make you smarter
- Basra Farewell
- Bahrain's Forgotten Spring
It's been nearly a year since Saudi troops rolled into Bahrain to help crush a pro-democracy uprising. The government admits to mistakes and says it wants to mend its ways, but has it?
World's Most Dangerous Journey
- Breaking into Auschwitz
- Basra Diary
- Sri Lanka's Unfinished War
As commonwealth leaders prepare to meet in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, Our World investigates on-going allegations of rape and torture by the Sri Lankan security forces. (12+)
- The Witchdoctors' Children
Chris Rogers uncovers disturbing evidence of violence against children in Uganda, and investigates the practice of trafficking young victims into the UK
- Tar Wars
- Third Time Lucky, Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Everest
Correspondent Andy North joins Ranulph Fiennes on the first part of his journey on his third attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest
- White Horse Village
- Tel Aviv Comes Out
For Our World, Tim Samuels explores how Tel Aviv has deliberately set out to become a gay mecca which is attracting holidaymakers as well as Arabs and Palestinians. (12+)
- Vanishing Breed
- Thailand's Red Rage
- This is London
- Taking on the Taleban
BBC correspondent Alastair Leithead spends three weeks with British troops and aid workers in southern Afghanistan, where forces are fighting a guerrilla war with the Taleban on a mission to help the Afghan government control the lawless province of Helmand
- Witch-hunt in Iraq
In modern-day Iraq, many have become targeted for their sexual orientation. Natalia Antelava travels to Baghdad where she investigates government involvement in the deadly persecution of gay men and women in Iraq
- Beyond Waste
- Beloved Sons
As British combat operations have now ended in Iraq, the families of four soldiers who died in the conflict reflect on what the war there has meant for them. They also look at what has been achieved and the lasting impact of the conflict on their families
- Tour of Duty
- The Winton Train
- The Birth of Israel
- Bad Blood
In the late 1970s and early 1980s NHS blood products infected thousands of British haemophiliacs with lethal viruses including HIV and Hepatitis C. Susan Watts investigates new evidence suggesting the deaths of almost 2,000 people could have been avoided
- World on the Move
- Colombia's Child Soldiers
Thousands of children have been forced to fight in Colombia's 50 year conflict. With peace talks underway, Tom Esslemont meets children as they find their way to back to society. (12+)
- A Growing Problem
- Gridlock Sao Paulo
The Brazilian mega-city of Sao Paulo has the worst traffic jams in the world. Paulo Cabral looks at how frustrated commuters are trying to beat the stranglehold of daily gridlock
- Has the Amazon Been Saved?
Justin Rowlatt investigates how the Brazilian authorities are beginning to turnaround the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest
- Luol Deng: Home Game
- Living with Slums
Across the world, rural poverty is causing an unstoppable tide of migration to the cities. By 2050, it's expected that around 2 billion people will live in slums. Paul Mason visits Manila to ask: Do we have to learn to live with slums?
- Loving vs Virginia
- Gorbachev-Part 2
Part two of this two part series taking a fresh and in depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet Communism, as well as his global significance as the great international statesman who helped end the Cold War
- Gorbachev-Part 2
The Great Dissident: Part two of this two part series taking a fresh and in depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet Communism, as well as his global significance as the great international statesman who helped end the
- Fleeing Syria
Bombed and fired at by government troops, over a million Syrians have fled to seek refuge abroad. Sue Lloyd-Roberts asks if this is an acceptable response to a humanitarian crisis. (12+)
- New Model Rwanda?
- Motorway Man
- From the Bann to Beijing
- Gorbachev-Part 1
The Great Dissident: Part one of this two part series takes a fresh and in depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet Communism, as well as his global significance as the great international statesman who helped end the
- The Global Gamble
- Hope for Haiti?
Two years after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, 500'000 people are still living in tents. Now Haiti's new president has a vision - investment, jobs, and reviving the army. Laura Trevelyan asks whether there can be hope for Haiti?
- How a Bank Changed the World
The Mercury Time Bomb
- Iraq Four Years On
- Indonesia: The Mercury Time Bomb
Our World's Linda Pressly visits Indonesia, where mercury is used to produce gold, and discovers workers and communities who are already showing signs of poisoning. (12+)
- The 1967 War
- Inside Assad's Syria
Sue Lloyd-Roberts travels undercover through Syria to the capital Damascus to find out what is really going on under Assad's rule
- Inside MI5
- Iraq - Militiamen
- The Iron Ladies Of Burma
Two farmer's daughters in Burma are spearheading protests against a Chinese-backed copper mine that is said to be causing pollution and damage to crops. Lucy Ash investigates. (12+)
- Lebanon - Keeping the Peace
- Hunters of the Twilight
- Kenya Elections
A Family Affair
- In Your Eyes
The Women of Iraq
- India's Silk Slaves
- A Journey Through the North West Passage
- Nigerias Hidden Conflict
With revealing, covert filming from the epicentre of the Nigerian conflict, Mark Lobel uncovers how the cycle of violence in north-eastern Nigeria is terrorising lives
- Falklands 25 Years On
- Ruling Iran
Through interviews with relatives, biographers and politicians James Reynolds profiles Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran's Supreme Leader. Who is this man? And how has he consolidated Iran's Islamic Revolution?
- Children of Beslan
- China's Love Hunters
Global current affairs
- Rising Tide
- Inside Assad's Syria
- Return to Sobibor
- Caring Society
- Russia's Frozen Assets
Daniel Sandford has been to the Taimyr Peninsular to examine how the dash to exploit Russia's untapped wealth might affect one of the last wildernesses on earth
- Building Helmand
If the West's strategy in Afghanistan is to succeed the victory will have to be more than military. David Loyn travels to the frontline province of Helmand to find out if British aid and development can deliver a hard-won peace
- Somalia's Forgotten Suffering
- Burma: After the Storm
- Scouting - Prepared for the Future
- Caribbean Carnival
- School of Olympic Dreams
Bishop Okiring School in Kenya boasts world class athletes among its former pupils and their success has inspired a generation of determined pupils to try for Olympic medals
- Peru's Cocaine Trail
Sue Lloyd-Roberts follows the drug's trail from the coca plant in the Amazon jungle to the young 'mules' who try to smuggle it out of the country to consumers in Europe
- Darwin's Footsteps
- End of the Bpom
- Elections - Burmese Junta Style
Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line (r)
- Ocean Powerhouse
David Shukman explores the extraordinary engineering behind Britain's giant wind turbines, and asks if offshore wind really is the answer to our energy needs
- Ethical Man
- Our World - India's Trafficked Girls
- Our World (Turkey's Rising Star)
Jiyar Gol profiles Turkey's controversial and charismatic Prime Minister Erdogan, and asks if he is changing not only his own country but its entire relationship with the West
- Panama's Big Gamble
- Dropping the Knife
- Dropping the Knife
- Dropping the Knife: Gambia
Sue Lloyd Roberts travels to Gambia where she follows local activists as they try to persuade professional cutters to put an end to the tradition of female genital mutilation. (12+)
- Ecuador's Oil Gamble
Linda Pressly reports on the controversial deal offered by Ecuador over an oilfield under pristine rainforest, asking whether it will work
- Somalia's Forgotten Suffering