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SATURDAY 23 MAY 2020

SAT 01:00 BBC News (w172x5nr3gf0xhp)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 01:06 Business Matters (w172x18qvs7fcxd)
Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.


SAT 02:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv008qs4)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 02:06 WorklifeIndia (w3cszvgp)
Managing work-life after lockdown

As governments across the world ease lockdown restrictions, more and more people are now returning to work. In India, too, this week marks the start of considerable relaxation in the lockdown, which has been in effect since 24 March. Industries and businesses are making a cautious start with stringent health and safety regulations in place. Some have opted for staggered working hours, while others are going for flexible shifts.

But with the threat from the pandemic far from over, returning to work is not easy. For many, concerns remain. What about the risk of contracting the coronavirus once back in the workplace? And what about financial security, as cash strapped companies go for huge salary cuts or pink slips to staff? A recent study indicates as many as 93% of India Inc employees are anxious about returning to work over health and financial concerns.

So, in this edition of WorklifeIndia, we talk about how to manage work-life after the lockdown.

Presenter: Devina Gupta

Contributors: Muralikrishnan B, COO, Xiaomi India; Neha Bagaria, founder and CEO, JobsForHer; Dr Shyam Bhat, psychiatrist and trustee, The Live Love Laugh Foundation


SAT 02:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qlz31j)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SAT 02:32 Stumped (w3cszhj4)
Cricket, but not as we know it

The latest on cricket's return to the field of play. As the game introduces unprecedented measures to ensure the safety of players, will India agree to tour Sri Lanka - and will the West Indies deem it safe enough to travel to England in July?

Plus, how a cricket tour of Britain in 1911 pointed the way towards an independent India.

And table cricket on Table Mountain.

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SAT 03:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv008vj8)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 03:06 The Fifth Floor (w3cszjh0)
The reporter who gave away his shoes

Salman Ravi was interviewing migrant workers in a Facebook live for BBC Hindi last week. India's rapid lockdown left hundreds of thousands without jobs or income, many left with no choice but to walk the hundreds of kilometres home. While interviewing one family Salman saw the man had no shoes. So he handed over his own. The video’s been viewed more than 22 million times, but the story didn’t stop there.

In China, Wuhan-based writer FangFang has enraged many of her fellow citizens with her blog about daily life under lockdown. They accuse her of providing opponents of China with more ammunition. BBC Chinese editor Howard Zhang explains the background.

And from Somalia how the grounding of international flights has left khat chewers without their favourite stimulant, as the leaf is usually flown in from Kenya. But anti-khat campaigners hope the lockdown proves permanent. Mohamed Harare of BBC Somali has been following the story.

Arrest of Rwanda’s most wanted fugitives
Last weekend one of Rwanda’s most wanted men was arrested in France. Felicien Kabuga is alleged to be the main financier of the ethnic Hutu extremists who slaughtered 800,000 people in the 1994 genocide. Prudent Ngsengiyumva from BBC Kinyarwanda was following developments over the weekend.

Honeyland
The documentary film Honeyland is set in a small village in North Macedonia, and tells the story of one of Europe's last wild beekeepers. It got two nominations at this year’s Oscars, a first for the country. Tijana Dusej of BBC Serbian tells us what makes the film so captivating.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The head of the World Health Organisation is probably the world's most famous Ethiopian right now. Dr Tedros Adhanom has been in the news almost continuously since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hana Zeratsyon of BBC Tigrinya tells us how he's seen back home.


SAT 03:50 Witness History (w3cszmtw)
Britain's World War Two crime wave

During times of crisis in the UK, World War Two is often remembered as a period when the country rallied together to fight a common enemy. British politicians still refer to the so-called "Blitz Spirit" when calling for national unity. But as Simon Watts has been finding out from the BBC archives, there was a crime wave during the war years, with a massive increase in looting and black marketeering.

PHOTO: A government poster from World War Two (Getty Images)


SAT 04:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv008z8d)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 04:06 The Real Story (w3cszcmw)
Covid-19: Balancing risk and staying human

Many governments are beginning to ease restrictions placed on us aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus. Until a vaccine is widely available, the fear of contracting Covid-19 and becoming seriously ill as a result, will remain a very real one. And as more schools, shops and workplaces begin to re-open, we’re all increasingly going to have to make decisions about the amount of risk we’re willing to take. Our fear of threats and the unknown is part of being human. But so too is our desire to hug our loved ones and meet new people. And yet these once ordinary social activities are now tainted by risk. Will we decide to abandon them? Many parents fear sending their children back to school, but may also worry whether staying at home will harm their education. How should they weigh up the risks? Staying at home for months on end may reduce the risk of becoming infected with the virus, but what are the risks to mental health from taking that more cautious approach? As the lockdowns end, how will managing risk and overcoming fear affect how we live? How will it affect what we understand to be rational, to be normal, and to be human?


SAT 05:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00930j)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 05:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b3tx4vvfn)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


SAT 05:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qlzg8x)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SAT 05:32 Trending (w3cszvrq)
Inside the world of the meninists

On Facebook and Reddit, they’ve collected hundreds of thousands of members with their criticisms of feminism and campaigning on a range of gender issues.

We’ve visited the International Conference on Men’s Issues in Chicago to meet the internet personalities driving the men’s rights movement.
They say they’re looking out for men and boys. But their critics claim this conference is just a “gathering of insecure and sexist man-babies”.

So what’s the truth - who are the men’s rights activists?

Presenter: Mike Wendling
Reporter: Jonathan Griffin

Picture credit: BBC


SAT 05:50 The Big Idea (w3csxfjc)
Memory wars

Many criminal court cases rest on eye-witness accounts of what happened. There’s a problem though. Elizabeth Loftus – one of the world’s most influential psychologists – has shown in numerous experiments that memory is not nearly as reliable as we once believed. It is easy to alter memories. It’s even quite easy to implant entirely false memories – making people believe they remember something which never occurred.

Presented by David Edmonds

(Photo: Brain and eraser, Photo credit: Shutterstock)


SAT 06:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv0096rn)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 06:06 The Documentary (w3ct0pf0)
New York Stories with Joe Pascal

New York stories with Joe Pascal

A hundred years ago the Harlem Renaissance was in full swing. It was a booming time for African-American culture and the neighbourhood was buzzing. Today, we pay tribute to Harlem, through music, poetry and food.

The story of how chef Marcus Samuelsson made Harlem his home is nothing short of remarkable. He was born in a tiny village in Ethiopia, too small to even appear on maps. Aged two, he contracted TB. His mum carried him for 75 miles to the capital for treatment. She died, but he survived and was adopted by a Swedish family who taught him a love of cooking. Marcus is now a leading light of New York cuisine running an international restaurant chain but with his heart firmly grounded in the stories of Harlem.

Jaylene Clark Owens is a spoken word artist and actor and born and bred Harlemite. She has woven the story of her changing neighbourhood into a play: Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale.

Cultural historian John T Reddick gives us a personal tour of his neighbourhood.

And Martina da Silva and John Thomas share their musical tribute to Harlem.

(Photo: Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Credit: Matt Dutile)


SAT 07:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv009bhs)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 07:06 Business Weekly (w3ct0snj)
Safety vs privacy as we head back to work

On Business Weekly we look at how our employers are going to keep us safe as we cautiously emerge from lockdown. If our temperatures are taken and our movements recorded, how will the sensitive balance between safety and privacy be maintained? As soon as we’re back at work we might want a holiday - but will anywhere be open for tourists? We get the view from Spain, the second most visited country on the planet. Plus the food supply chain in the US is in crisis as a result of Covid-19. We hear from farmers and unions who are worried for the future. We find out about the new boss at video sharing social media giant TikTok and hear from the managing director of a puzzle maker who tells us why this old fashioned game is more popular than ever. Presented by Lucy Burton.

(Image: A security guard checks the temperature of an employee inside an office building in Shanghai. Credit: Getty Images).


SAT 08:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv009g7x)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 08:06 The Documentary (w3ct0t1z)
Don't Log Off

Don't log off - part seven

Across every continent, people are trying to make sense of a new world – one that happens mostly behind closed doors and often alone. Alan Dein connects with seven individuals whose lives have shifted under the coronavirus pandemic as they nervously anticipate what will come next in an uncertain future.

In Tehran, Golnar, an Iranian who describes herself as ‘constant traveller’ is inside her apartment – all future trips postponed. Across the town is the hostel she set up with a friend. Forced to close in the city’s lockdown it is now serving a crucial role.

Dhaka is one of the most densely populated city’s on earth. As the pandemic takes hold, entrepreneur Fahad worries for the successful delivery business he has spent years building up and the future for his parents he shares a home with.

Not everyone is inside. In Greece, Ibrahim is homeless, sheltering in an abandoned building. His friend Mikki is self-isolating and cannot help him.

Plus stories from Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Sudan of isolation and expectation.


SAT 08:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qlztj9)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SAT 08:32 The Documentary (w3ct0t5f)
Black Music in Europe

Black Music in Europe: 1900-1910

Clarke Peters draws on a rare collection of archive recordings to explore a forgotten musical history.

Received wisdom has it that black popular music arrived in Europe with the Empire Windrush in 1948, but Clarke brings us black sounds recorded in Europe from as far back as 1900.

Clarke discovers a huge variety of black music, including very early examples of blues harmonica, scat singing and stride piano. It also includes some of the earliest African music ever recorded, from Senegalese war songs captured at the Paris World Fair in 1900 to the music of a troupe of Congolese pygmies who toured Britain in 1905-07.

Much of the music in this series is drawn from Black Europe, a vast box-set issued by Bear Family Records and documenting the sounds of the era.

With readings by Paterson Joseph.

Presenter: Clarke Peters
Producer: Tom Woolfenden
Executive producer: Maria Williams

(Photo: Clarke Peters)


SAT 09:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv009l01)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 09:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b3tx4wbf5)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


SAT 09:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qlzy8f)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SAT 09:32 Trending (w3cszvrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:32 today]


SAT 09:50 Over to You (w3cszf48)
Talk back to the BBC and challenge the programme makers.


SAT 10:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv009pr5)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 10:06 Sportshour (w172x3brrxk61bc)
'National teams all over the world are standing up and uniting to make progress for themselves'

"I don't think it's going to stop the forward momentum" - Author and documentary maker Susie Petruccelli joins us to discuss the development of women's soccer in America after the US National Women's Team lost their equal pay lawsuit. The team are appealing the decision and Sarah Mulkerrins joins us to explain the background to the case. Former USWNT players Brandi Chastain and Sarah Hagen give us their thoughts on the fight for equal pay and we also speak to Lindsay Eanet. She recently became the first female public address announcer for a professional sports team in Chicago. She's employed by the NWSL side the Chicago Red Stars.

"In France if you are a good jockey but a woman you are just a woman jockey. I don't want to be that, I want to be just a jockey like Frankie Dettori." Mickaelle Michel tells us how she's using television shows to teach herself Japanese, with the long-term aim of basing herself there. Over the winter Michel rode a record number of winners for a foreign jockey in Japan. She's back in her native France now and describes the "really strange" atmosphere she encountered racing behind closed doors as she won in Chantilly this week.

#AbideWithMeNHS - This Saturday the 139th FA Cup Final should have taken place at Wembley. The game was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but that hasn't stopped some members of the 2015 FA Cup Fans Choir from coming together to record their own version of the famous pre-match anthem, Abide with Me, with the aim of raising money for charity. Stuart Green is a member of the choir and he tells us about the idea and why he will be singing on his doorstep at the time the game should have kicked-off.

Staying with the FA Cup and this week's Sporting Witness recalls the "Matthews Final" of 1953, where the legendary Stanley Matthews led Blackpool to a 4-3 win over Bolton.

And - we hear from American baseball player Jake Brigham, who is currently playing in the Korean Baseball Organisation for Kiwoom Heroes. It's one of the first leagues to return during the Covid-19 pandemic. Players are not allowed to shake hands, hug or spit on the ground.

Photo credit: USA women celebrate winning the 2019 World Cup (Getty Images)


SAT 11:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv009th9)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 11:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b4xq183px)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


SAT 11:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm05rp)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SAT 11:32 The Response (w3ct0rwt)
The Response: Coronavirus

Lockdown: Tales from Lebanon, Australia, Atlanta and India

In this episode, Lina Mounzer in Lebanon speaks about the protests which have seen people take to the streets despite lockdown. John McRae shares some good news from Australia and Matthew Krupczak from Atlanta, Georgia, tells us why he is worried that the easing of restrictions in his neighbourhood could mean the sacrifices so far could be for nothing. And Rajesh Kumar Shaw gives us his insights from The Sundarbans in India, where the return of migrant labourers could mean the spread of Covid -19 in an area with only basic medical help.

By emailing a voice memo recorded on their smartphones listeners from different countries offer their unique perspectives on a global crisis, and a glimpse of not just their own lives in lockdown, but how their country is tackling this unprecedented challenge.

If you want to tell us your story, send your voice memo to theresponse@bbc.co.uk or simply send us a message saying you want to take part.

(Photo: People in The Sundarbans in India getting to grips with coronavirus. Credit: Rajesh Kumar Shaw)


SAT 12:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv009y7f)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 12:06 Music Life (w3csz6st)
'Why didn't I think of that?' with Ella Eyre, Mahalia, MNEK and Hamzaa

A huge episode of Music Life this week, with Ella Eyre, Hamzaa, Mahalia, and MNEK.

Our host today is BRIT Award and MOBO winner Ella Eyre, a singer who's worked with the likes of Rudimental, Sigala, Meghan Trainor, Bastille, and French Montana. She's joined by Mahalia, an R&B/Neo-Soul singer, songwriter and actor who started playing the guitar at 13, and has worked and toured with the likes of Rudimental, Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran. Her album Love and Compromise, released last year, features Burna Boy, Lucky Daye, and Ella Mai - as well as another of our guests today, Hamzaa. She's an alt-soul singer-songwriter and pianist who’s worked with Wretch 32 & Ghetts, been championed by Stormzy and compared to Adele, and supported Ray BLK.

Completing the lineup is Grammy-nominated songwriter, record producer and recording artist MNEK . He’s had a major impact on the British pop charts by co-writing hits for the Saturdays and Duke Dumont, and has since gone on to work with the likes of Beyoncé, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and Little Mix.

They’ll be discussing what you look for in a co-writer, what you want out of a producer, and how easy or hard it is to get the record labels on board with your music.


SAT 13:00 BBC News (w172x5nr3gf2cg7)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 13:06 Newshour (w172x2ypdbdcsdm)
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


SAT 14:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00b5qp)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 14:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b3tx4wy4t)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


SAT 14:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm0k02)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SAT 14:32 Global Questions (w3ct0tzz)
Coronavirus - Lifting Lockdown

As the Coronavirus continues to take hold, Global Questions invites its international audience to put their questions to a panel of experts. Around the world lockdowns are being eased, with some businesses reopening, and children going back to school. But Covid 19 remains massively contagious, and while getting economies back on their feet is important, it's also crucial to avoid a second spike in infections. So how should politicians balance lives against livelihoods? And if they lift lockdowns too quickly, could they do even more damage to the economy and people's well-being, having to shut them down all over again? How is the world emerging from life under lockdown? Join Zeinab Badawi and her panel

PANEL

Tony Blair Former British Prime Minister and Chair Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Paolo Gentiloni Former Italian Prime Minister and European Commissioner for Economy


Producer: Ben Carter


SAT 15:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00b9gt)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 15:06 Sportsworld (w172x3l4rgzdcxm)
Live sport from around the world with news, interviews and analysis.


SAT 16:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00bf6y)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 16:06 Sportsworld (w172x3l4rgzdhnr)
Live sport from around the world with news, interviews and analysis.


SAT 17:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00bjz2)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 17:06 Business Weekly (w3ct0snj)
[Repeat of broadcast at 07:06 today]


SAT 18:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00bnq6)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 18:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b4xq18yxt)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


SAT 18:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm10zl)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SAT 18:32 Trending (w3cszvrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 05:32 today]


SAT 18:50 Over to You (w3cszf48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:50 today]


SAT 19:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00bsgb)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 19:06 The Documentary (w3ct0t30)
Recycling Chile, recycling Spain

Leena Vuotovesi, the leader of environmental work in Europe’s greenest town, Ii in Finland, travels to Chile and Spain to compare recycling practices.

First she visits La Pintana - Chile’s unlikely climate champion: an impoverished neighbourhood plagued by crime and violence that recycles more than any other town in Chile. They turn residents’ vegetable waste into compost, used cooking oil into biodiesel and discarded cigarette ends into fertiliser - and they save money in the process. Leena meets locals who are keen to participate in building a circular economy and finds that La Pintana’s mayor, a woman with a mission to improve the local environment is key to driving the changes.

Leena then goes to a pristine part of southern Spain - a country where municipal recycling rates lag way behind EU targets. She speaks to children, teachers and waste management experts to find out why Spanish people don’t appear to care about recycling and to see what could be done to reduce environmental and economic damage.

Produced by Erika Benke

Photo: Residents of La Pintana collect a free plant after filling a bottle with discarded cigarette ends Credit: Municipalidad de La Pintana


SAT 20:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00bx6g)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 20:06 The Arts Hour (w3cszk2s)
American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys

This week on The Arts Hour with Nikki Bedi, American singer/songwriter Alicia Keys discusses the very early influences that led her to music, British writer director Amma Asante explains how film scripts may change to reflect the corona virus pandemic and Betto Arcos takes us on a musical tour of South America in lockdown.

The Arts Hour also hears how British actor Daniel Day Lewis prepared for his memorable role in There will be Blood, Indian writer Tishani Doshi talks about writing complex female characters, and poet Roger Robinson muses on the power of words to evoke empathy.

Joining Nikki to discuss this week’s cultural highlights are American writer Angie Cruz and film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh. Angie Cruz discusses her latest novel Dominicana, which is about a young woman who moves from the Dominican Republic to 1960s New York. She explains why this coming of age story and exploration of the immigrant experience has struck a chord with so many readers worldwide.

(Photo: Alicia Keys. Credit: Getty Images)


SAT 21:00 BBC News (w172x5nr3gf3bf8)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 21:06 Newshour (w172x2ypdbddrcn)
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


SAT 22:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00c4pq)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 22:06 From Our Own Correspondent (w3csz9pg)
Trump’s Achilles heel

Stories from the US, Brazil, Siberia and the Netherlands

For months Donald Trump downplayed the threat of the novel coronavirus suggesting it would one day disappear. All it took was a few White House staffers, including the press secretary for Vice-President Mike Pence, testing positive for the virus for the White House to transform from business as usual to something akin to the lockdown much of America has endured. But the looming economic crisis is a far greater preoccupation for the president, as Anthony Zurcher reports.

Brazil is now the third worst-affected country in numbers of coronavirus infections with more than 290,000 cases, and a death toll that exceeds 18,000. With so little testing in the country, experts believe the true number of infections could be 12 times higher. But an increasing number of people are failing to take it seriously. And national and state governments have very different views on when the lockdown should end. South America correspondent Katy Watson reports from Sao Paolo.

The Afro-Brazilian martial art and dance form, Capoeira continues to be practised around the world, even during the lockdown. Over the last decade, it has caught on in far cooler climes, such as Russia. Olga Smirnova went to Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia months before the pandemic broke out. She visited the world’s largest freshwater lake, where she discovered that capoeira is much more than just a form of exercise for young Russians.

The Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte called his country’s coronavirus restrictions “an intelligent lockdown” - designed to minimise the impact on society, the economy and mental health. But now some people are starting to question whether enough was done to shield the most vulnerable. And as the country adapts to life post-lockdown, there are some who are innovating to allow people to interact more safely, finds Anna Holligan

(Image: President Trump speaking about agriculture and the food supply chain in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on 19 May 2020. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times-Pool/Getty Images)


SAT 22:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm1hz3)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SAT 22:32 Outlook (w3cszdzr)
Stranded in the jungle on our honeymoon

When Holly Fitzgerald and her husband Fitz’s plane crash-landed in the Peruvian rainforest, their honeymoon of a lifetime travelling across South America quickly became treacherous. Holly was desperate for adventure so instead of waiting 3 months for the next boat out, they decided to build a raft and sail downstream towards the Amazon River. But when a storm washed away their food and their makeshift raft got stuck in a swamp, their adventure became a nightmare. With no supplies and no end in sight, Fitz edged closer towards death. Their relationship, sanity and strength would be pushed to the absolute limit. Holly has written a book called Ruthless River.

A longer version of this story was first broadcast on 16/04/2020. Listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cszd9m

Presenter: Rajan Datar
Producer: Mariana Des Forges

Picture: Jerry ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald and plane that crashed
Credit: Peter Pereira


SAT 23:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00c8fv)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SAT 23:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b4kfr5qd9)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


SAT 23:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm1mq7)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SAT 23:32 Boston Calling (w3csz70l)
Looking out for you

The race to find a dependable vaccine for Covid-19 is on. More than 100 laboratories worldwide are competing to try to get there first, and that makes it more likely that a way to halt the pandemic will be found sooner. But with so many competing interests, it's far from clear that all of the world's citizens will have equitable access to a vaccine, once it is in production.

Also, immigrant ‘digital first responders’ provide vital services, informing people about coronavirus and helping local communities, but now they're in a financial crisis; the coronavirus pandemic is also disrupting remittances, and as a result immigrants' families are losing their safety net; many Filipino Americans are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, so a new initiative is bringing free meals to hospitals heavily staffed by Filipinos; and the surprising cultural contributions of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Image: A scientist examines Covid-19 infected cells at a laboratory in St Petersburg, Russia (Credit: Anton Vaganov/Reuters)



SUNDAY 24 MAY 2020

SUN 01:00 BBC News (w172x5nqr63zz4m)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SUN 01:06 Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations (w3ct0t5b)
Giving birth during a pandemic

We are thinking about survival during this emergency and bringing new life into this new world.

Giving birth is an emotional experience, but what about during this pandemic? And then there is bringing a baby into a world of lockdowns and restrictions. We hear from new mums in New York, Dublin and London.

What is it like to be in prison and pregnant? One woman in the US describes her experience inside.

Among the millions of cases of Covid-19 around the world, it is important to remember that most people do recover. We hear the stories of four people who have been in intensive care with the disease, facing the fear of dying, but who have survived to share their stories. Among them is Matilda in Ghana, who had to deal with having Covid-19 and carrying a baby. She also describes the stigma that comes with having the disease. But there is good news: she has just given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Photo and credit: Brooke Young Russell


SUN 01:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pk5xqpbf0)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SUN 01:32 The Documentary (w3ct0t5f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:32 on Saturday]


SUN 02:00 BBC News (w172x5nqr6402wr)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SUN 02:06 Tech Tent (w3cszhnn)
Facebook’s remote working shift

What happens in Silicon Valley often sets a trend for the wider world. So will the tech giant’s new policy change how people at other firms work? Plus, millions of people have found extra time on their hands during lockdown. What have they been doing online during that period? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman wearing a headset working from home. Credit: Getty Images).


SUN 02:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pk5xqpg54)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SUN 02:32 Spitfire: The People’s Plane (w3ct0t1h)
Spitfire: The People’s Plane

Makeshift factories

Amid the smouldering ruins of the Spitfire factory, a new strategy emerges: instead of building the plane in one factory, it will be built piece by piece in garages, workshops and laundries.

Presenter: Tuppence Middleton
Producers: Alasdair Cross and Emily Knight
Editors: Chris Ledgard and Kirsten Lass


SUN 02:50 Over to You (w3cszf48)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:50 on Saturday]


SUN 03:00 BBC News (w172x5nqr6406mw)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SUN 03:06 The Documentary (w3ct0pf0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 06:06 on Saturday]


SUN 04:00 BBC News (w172x5nqr640bd0)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SUN 04:06 From Our Own Correspondent (w3csz9pg)
[Repeat of broadcast at 22:06 on Saturday]


SUN 04:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pk5xqppnd)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


SUN 04:32 Boston Calling (w3csz70l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 23:32 on Saturday]


SUN 05:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00czxm)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


SUN 05:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b3tx4yrbr)
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SUN 05:32 The Cultural Frontline (w3cszj87)
Juno Dawson and Dean Atta: Taking pride in storytelling

This week, we go inside the world of children’s books and teen fiction.

What were your favourite books growing up? What stories were you drawn to? We hear from the prize-winning authors Juno Dawson and Dean Atta about creating celebratory stories for LGBTQ+ teenagers of coming of age and coming out.

In Japan, there’s one tradition that can take a story from the pages of a book and bring it out on to a street corner for crowds of children to enjoy. It’s called Kamishibai which means ‘paper play.’ The picture book author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura tells the story of this unique performance art.

We meet the author and activist taking on US immigration policy through the power of a children’s story. The Mexican-American writer Aida Salazar talks to the BBC’s Mugabi Turya about how the recent detention of child migrants and her personal memories living as an undocumented migrant led her to write her new book, The Land of the Cranes.

Has a film, a song or a book ever changed the way you see the world? We hear from the illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler, on how his love for the work of French-German artist Tomi Ungerer set him on a path of artistic expression.

Presented by Tina Daheley


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SUN 06:06 The Why Factor (w3cswrk6)
School Reunions

Why do people go to their school reunion? Caz Graham goes to a 50th anniversary school reunion in the North of England where she meets people who are encountering friends who have not seen each other for years. She hears how the event prompts their memories of school days from the 1960s and also what they have done in the years since leaving school.

Caz explores the strength of feelings that school day memories produce and finds out from experts why these enduring memories draw people back to reunions. She hears from Professor Vered Vinitsky Seroussi about the importance of being able to recount what has happened in our lives to those who were our first friends during school days. The benefits of attending a school reunion are explained by Professor Jerome Short.

School reunions happen around the world and can start just a few years after leaving school – Jen Bilik has attended four reunions, starting with the tenth anniversary and explains how her attitude towards them changed over the subsequent years. She explains how attending a school reunion is a way of taking part in a longitudinal study of our lives.

(Image: School Reunion. Credit: Shutterstock)


SUN 06:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pk5xqpy4n)
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SUN 06:32 Spitfire: The People’s Plane (w3ct0t1h)
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SUN 06:50 More or Less (w3ct0px9)
60 Harvests and statistically savvy parrots

A listener asks if there can really only be 60 harvests left in Earth's soil. Are we heading for an agricultural Armageddon? Plus we meet the parrots who are the first animals, outside humans and great apes, to be shown to understand probability.



(image: the highly intelligent and endangered Kea parrots of New Zealand / Credit: Imogen Warren/Getty images)


SUN 07:00 BBC News (w172x5nqr640pmd)
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SUN 07:06 Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations (w3ct0t5b)
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SUN 07:32 The Conversation (w3csynhz)
My family's hidden history

Discovering how your family was caught up in major historical events...two women from India and Singapore tell Kim Chakanetsa why they started digging into family secrets, how these stories were lost or deliberately forgotten, and the role that gender played.

Aanchal Malhotra's grandparents fled what is now Pakistan in the chaos of Partition in 1947. Until she began to research her book Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided, she never knew their traumatic migration stories. They had buried them deep. Aanchal managed to persuade her grandmothers to reveal their secrets using the few objects they managed to bring with them. Aanchal is an artist and oral historian.

Sim Chi Yin's grandfather was caught up in two different conflicts, the Malayan Emergency and then the Chinese Civil War. He was executed by nationalists in China in 1949. When Chi Yin discovered this history, taboo in her family for decades, it became the starting point for her photographic project One Day We'll Understand. She has since gone on to gather oral histories from the remaining leftist rebels of the Malayan conflict. Chi Yin is a photographic artist and nominee member of Magnum Photos.

L Sim Chi Yin (credit: Keyyes.com/Joel Low)
R Aanchal Malhotra (credit: Aashna Malhotra)


SUN 08:00 BBC News (w172x5nqr640tcj)
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SUN 08:06 Miriam and Youssef (w3ct0sxt)
Miriam and Youssef

Ep 4. Betrayal

1934. Youssef visits his father in prison – a visit that will change his life forever
Meanwhile Miriam, with her mentor Rabbi Judah Magnes, is working for a ‘one nation, two states’ solution. Episode 4 of the drama.

Written by Steve Waters

CAST
Youssef: Amir El-Masry
Miriam: Shani Erez
Yehoshua: Philip Arditti
Ben-Gurion: Elliot Levey
Abu Khalid: Rami Nasr
Zahra: Lara Sawalha
Harry Lister: Blake Ritson
The Mufti: Dana Haqjoo
Musa Alami: Sargon Yelda
Judah Magnes: Neil McCaul
Other parts: Jessica Turner and Hasan Dixon

Original music: Glenn Sharp
Sound design: Caleb Knightley
Produced by Radio Drama London for BBC World Service


SUN 08:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pk5xqq5mx)
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SUN 08:32 The Food Chain (w3cszjpv)
Dan Barber: My life in five dishes

In an illustrious career spanning three decades, there’s little that booking-writing, seed-breading, ‘philosopher chef’ Dan Barber has not put his hands to. Celebrated as the poster child of the ‘farm to fork’ movement, he tells Graihagh Jackson how a visit to a wheat farm called into question everything he thought he knew about agriculture and changed his cooking and ethos forever.

Surprisingly though, Dan started life wanting to be a writer not a chef. Through five dishes, we hear how a failed stint as a baker, a baptism of fire in french kitchens and running a company from a mice-infested kitchen eventually won him over to the cause. We learn that an obsession with simplicity and flavour has taken him on a farming odyssey around the world, what coronavirus can teach us about the future of food, and how it all started with a humble dish of scrambled eggs.

If you would like to get in touch please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk

(Picture: Chef Dan Barber. Credit: Richard Bolls/BBC)


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SUN 09:32 The Cultural Frontline (w3cszj87)
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SUN 10:06 From Our Own Correspondent (w3csz9pg)
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SUN 10:32 Outlook (w3cszdzr)
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SUN 11:32 Heart and Soul (w3ct0t1c)
Reflections on Faith in a Global Crisis

Solitude

In the first programme of a special Heart and Soul series for the BBC World Service, amidst a global pandemic of Coronavirus, the journalist John McCarthy brings together reflections from people of faith around the world. In each programme specially chosen contributors reflect on the horrendous situation the whole world is dealing with.

Rituals are at the heart of many religions, they are vital to the practice of faith giving structure, comfort and focus.
The best-selling Indian writer Amish Tripathi sees daily yoga practice as central to his Hindu faith. He loves the calm and balance it brings. But with the virus bringing fear of respiratory problems he newly appreciates the breathing techniques which ease anxiety. Miriam Camerini is an Italian trainee Rabbi who is stranded in Canada, unable to travel home. She is heartbroken to hear of sick friends, but comforted by new online connections with Jerusalem. And a pastor used to non-stop cross-border travel to look after Mexican and US parishioners finds strength in bible passages he never had time to sit and study before.
With much of the world in lockdown the rituals and sacraments of conventional religion are impossible. John McCarthy hears how people are finding new ways to live out their faith in retreat.


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SUN 12:06 The Documentary (w3ct0t30)
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SUN 13:06 Newshour (w172x2ypdbdgp9q)
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SUN 14:06 The Documentary (w3ct0pf0)
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SUN 15:06 The Forum (w3cszjvc)
Goethe: The story of colour

The German polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe considered his monumental book known in English as The Theory of Colours to be his greatest achievement. The book is a record of hundreds of Goethe’s observations about the way colour affects our mood, as well as a long and heated polemic with Isaac Newton’s colour theory. Goethe’s understanding of light and colour was scientifically flawed yet his book had a surprisingly strong influence on the fine and applied arts. To find out why, Bridget Kendall talks to art historian Alexandra Loske, colour writer Victoria Finlay and designer Odette Steele.
Alexandra Loske is an art historian who teaches at the University of Sussex, Curator at the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museums and co-editor of the book Languages of Colour;
Victoria Finlay is a writer, former arts editor of the South China Morning Post and the author of Colour, Travels through the Paintbox and The Brilliant History of Color in Art;
Odette Steele is a Zambian textile designer recent and a graduate from the London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts, London.

Photo: Goethe’s colour wheel, 1809. (Credit: Freies Deutsches Hochstift / Frankfurter Goethe-Museum)


SUN 15:50 The Big Idea (w3csxfjc)
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SUN 16:06 Sportsworld (w172x3l4rgzhdkv)
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SUN 17:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b3tx50699)
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SUN 17:32 The Documentary (w3ct0t5f)
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SUN 18:06 From Our Own Correspondent (w3csz9pg)
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SUN 18:32 Global Questions (w3ct0tzz)
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SUN 19:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b4xq1czl1)
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SUN 19:32 The Documentary (w3ct0t2z)
Migrant Medics

Migrant Medics

More than 17,000 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus. Among them are frontline medical staff.

Dr Adil El Tayar, a British-Sudanese doctor, became the first working medic to die of coronavirus in the UK. His story is illustrative of the many international medics who even now are battling Covid-19.

Born in Sudan, he graduated from the University of Khartoum in 1982 and moved to the UK in 1996, where he then studied at university, before becoming a hospital consultant at St. George’s Hospital. He was a cousin of BBC journalist Zeinab Badawi, who paid tribute to him. She wrote. “Adel was a stoic and an optimist and was never one to imagine the worst. So he thought he would soon recover. But then he took a turn for the worse and became breathless. He knew what that meant. His children insisted he go to hospital. He did. He was admitted and put on a ventilator. A few days later his daughter told me his medical team informed the family that his lungs had come under attack from coronavirus and that he could not breathe unaided. Soon after the ventilator was switched off. It had taken just twelve days for Adel to go from being a fit and capable doctor working in a busy hospital to himself lying in a hospital morgue.”

For Zeinab, the story raises wider questions. A vast number of doctors, nurses and others have come to Britain and other Western counties after training in the developing world. Naturally, they want to improve their standards of living and work in more sophisticated medical systems. But is it fair for the rich world to benefit by effectively cherry-picking the brightest and best from poorer countries? Or can the expertise of those medical staff who migrate to wealthier countries benefit their home nations? Some argue that this brain cycle – rather than a brain drain – along with remittances, is actually of benefit to the developing world.

(Photo: Dr Adil El Tayar. Credit: NHS)


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SUN 20:06 Music Life (w3csz6st)
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SUN 21:06 Newshour (w172x2ypdbdhn8r)
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SUN 22:06 The Cultural Frontline (w3cszj87)
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SUN 22:32 Heart and Soul (w3ct0t1c)
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SUN 23:32 Spitfire: The People’s Plane (w3ct0t1h)
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SUN 23:50 The Big Idea (w3csxfjc)
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MONDAY 25 MAY 2020

MON 01:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00gdv6)
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MON 01:06 World Business Report (w172x57l985z57l)
First broadcast 25/05/2020 00:06 GMT

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MON 01:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm4s3l)
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MON 01:32 The Food Chain (w3cszjpv)
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MON 02:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00gjlb)
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MON 02:06 HARDtalk (w3cszc1t)
In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.


MON 02:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm4wvq)
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MON 02:32 CrowdScience (w3cszv5n)
How does a language begin?

There are over 7000 living languages on earth today. These mutually unintelligible means of communication are closely associated with different groups' identities. But how does a new language start out? That’s what listener BK wants to know. BK lives on one of the islands of the Philippines, where he speaks three languages fluently and has noticed there is a different language on almost every island.
Presenter Anand Jagatia finds language experts from around the world who tell him about the many different ways that languages can form. Professor Dan Everett explains that languages naturally change over centuries to the point they are mutually unintelligible, and Quentin Everett describes how his research has identified striking similarities between biological, and linguistic evolution. Sally Thomason, Professor of linguistics in the USA tells us about the more unusual ways that languages can form through contact, or purposeful distancing measures, and Anand speaks with a producer of the BBC’s Pidgin service, about how the contact language nigerian pidgin may be developing into an official language West Africa. Finally, the inventor of a constructed language from the movie Avatar, tells CrowdScience what he has learned about language by creating the fully functional Na’vi language from scratch, and what Na’vi’s adoption by speakers around the world can tell us about the importance of language for creating community.
Hearing from different languages from around the world through the programme, CrowdScience get to grips with the many ways new languages can form.


Presented by Anand Jagatia,
Produced by Rory Galloway

(Photo: Chalk board of languages, Credit: Getty Images)


MON 03:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00gnbg)
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MON 03:06 The Why Factor (w3cswrk6)
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MON 03:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm50lv)
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MON 03:32 The Conversation (w3csynk6)
Female friendship

What's so important about friendships between women and how do they change over the course of our lives? Kim Chakanetsa talks to two women about making and keeping good friends. How do you maintain strong friendships when you're constantly on the move?

Uloma Ogba is founder and CEO of Launch Africa, which offers career advice and mentoring to people wanting to work in international development. She works with the United Nations in Rwanda and has also co-founded the non-profit, Give Girls a Chance, which aims to increase access to quality education for girls across Nigeria. Given her busy, international lifestyle how does she keep the friends she has and make new ones when she travels?

Kanwal Ahmed is a Pakistani entrepreneur and founder of Soul Sisters Pakistan, an online community which sets out to create a space where Pakistani women feel comfortable to speak their minds. 'I saw thousands of women coming together online, not even knowing each other, but standing up for each other and being there for each other.' More recently Kanwal has also launched a digital talk show, Conversations with Kanwal, about everything from love and loss to cyber harassment.

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L: Uloma Ogba (credit: Uloma Ogba)
R: Kanwal Ahmed (credit: Sarosh Pirwani)


MON 04:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00gs2l)
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MON 04:06 The Forum (w3cszjvc)
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MON 04:50 Sporting Witness (w3cszh4v)
The Matthews Final

In 1953, Blackpool won one of the most famous FA Cup finals of all time when they came back to beat Bolton 4-3 in extra time. The Blackpool victory was engineered by the legendary Sir Stanley Matthews and later became known as the "Matthews Final". In 2013, Simon Watts spoke to the former Blackpool players Cyril Robinson and Jimmy Armfield. Cyril Robinson died in 2019 and Jimmy Armfield in 2018.

PHOTO: Sir Stanley Matthews receiving his winner's medal from the Queen (Getty Images)


MON 05:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00gwtq)
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MON 05:06 Newsday (w172x2w7fdwlk72)
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MON 06:06 Newsday (w172x2w7fdwlnz6)
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MON 07:06 Newsday (w172x2w7fdwlsqb)
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MON 07:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm5hlc)
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MON 07:32 CrowdScience (w3cszv5n)
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MON 08:06 HARDtalk (w3cszc1t)
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MON 08:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm5mbh)
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MON 08:32 Business Daily (w3csz7j9)
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MON 08:50 Witness History (w3cszmjw)
The book that changed the way we eat

The best selling book that highlighted the health and environmental benefits of a plant based diet. The publication of "Diet for a Small Planet" in 1971 helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose. Frances Moore Lappé has been telling Farhana Haider about the writing of her ground breaking book.

Photo Cover of first edition, first print Diet for a Small Planet 1971. Courtesy of Frances Moore Lappé


MON 09:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00hct7)
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MON 09:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbkj90)
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MON 09:32 The Why Factor (w3cswrk6)
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MON 09:50 More or Less (w3ct0px9)
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MON 10:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00hhkc)
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MON 10:06 The Inquiry (w3cszl3d)
How will the world pay for Covid-19?

As governments spend huge sums to get through the coronavirus crisis, how will they fund it all? Slash spending, raise taxes or just accept debt is here to stay?

With Tanya Beckett.


(Photo: Variety of world currency notes: Credit: Getty images)


MON 10:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm5vtr)
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MON 10:32 Boston Calling (w3csz70l)
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MON 11:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbkrs8)
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MON 11:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qm5zkw)
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MON 11:32 The Conversation (w3csynk6)
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MON 12:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00hr1m)
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MON 12:06 Outlook (w3cszd31)
The Somali landmine poet

Hassan Kossar is from Hargeisa in what is now Somaliland. He works for the de-mining charity, HALO, clearing away the landmines that were laid during years of conflict. Hassan and many of his de-mining colleagues are also poets, and they're soon to publish a collection. He spoke to Outlook's Jo Fidgen.

Jose Feliciano is one of the world's most celebrated guitarists. He's won nine Grammy Awards, and has created 55 studio albums. Jose has had a remarkable career - especially when you consider his start in life. He was born blind into an impoverished family in Puerto Rico.

Caitlin Henderson is a spider zoo keeper at a travelling exhibition in Australia. But when the pandemic hit, the venues shut down, and the spiders needed somewhere to go. Caitlin took them home, and she now lives her life surrounded by around 70 arachnids. Some live in enclosures, others like a little more freedom.

Odette Doest is a vet from the Caribbean island of Curacao, and four years ago she rescued an injured flamingo called Bob. Odette knew that Bob couldn't be released into the wild, so she took him home, and adapted a special room for him to live in.

Picture: Hassan Kossar
Credit: HALO


MON 12:50 Witness History (w3cszmjw)
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MON 13:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00hvsr)
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MON 13:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbl08j)
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MON 15:32 World Business Report (w172x58dqzsq6rz)
First broadcast 25/05/2020 14:32 GMT

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MON 16:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00j714)
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MON 16:06 Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations (w3ct0t5b)
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MON 17:06 BBC OS (w172x2srqysg7ml)
2020/05/25 16:06 GMT

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MON 19:32 Sport Today (w172x3jj792bys6)
2020/05/25 GMT

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MON 20:32 Discovery (w3ct0t2d)
In Their Element

Aluminium and strontium

Andrea Sella, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at University College London, celebrates the art and science of the chemical elements. Today he looks at aluminium and strontium, elements that give us visual treats.

At the time of Emperor Napoleon the Third in 19th century France aluminium was more valuable than gold and silver. The Emperor liked the metal so much he had his cutlery made out of it. But once a cheaper way was discovered to extract aluminium it began to be used for all kinds of objects, from aeroplanes to coffee pots. Andrea talks to Professor Mark Miodownik at the Institute of Making at UCL about why aluminium is such a useful material, from keeping crisps crisp to the tinsel on our Christmas trees. And he talks about the lightness of bicycles made from aluminium with Keith Noronha, of Reynolds Technology.

Strontium is the 15th most common element in the earth yet we really only come into contact with it in fireworks. It gives us the deep red colour we admire in a pyrotechnics display. Andrea meets Mike Sansom of Brighton Fireworks who explains how a firework is constructed and reveals the chemical mix that creates the bright red flashes.

Professor Thomas Klapötke of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich talks about his search for a substitute for strontium in fireworks and about how the element can get into our bones. Rupert Cole at the Science Museum in London shows Andrea how Humphry Davy was the first to extract strontium from rocks found in Scotland.

And Janet Montgomery, Professor of Archaeology at Durham University, explains how strontium traces have revealed that our Neolithic ancestors moved around much more than was previously thought. Nearly half the people buried around Stonehenge in Southern England were born in places with different rocks from those under Salisbury Plain in Southern England.

Picture: Fireworks, credit: rzelich/Getty Images


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The ancient technology getting a second wind

Old ships, powered by the wind, are sailing small amounts of cargo around the world again to help cut pollution. Some of them were built more than 100 years ago.
The shipping industry moves 80% of traded goods around the planet. But the diesel engines that propel modern cargo ships through the oceans burn the dirtiest type of fuel.

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The Death Row book club

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The Coronavirus Front Line

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The way we treat those with Covid-19 looks set to change. Doctors are looking ahead to a time, not too far off, when anyone with early symptoms will be able to drive to a testing centre, get swabbed and an instant result, and then receive a prescription for a combination of effective drugs before the worst of their symptoms take hold. Winifred Robinson hears from doctors and patients, including the first patient in the United Kingdom to take part in one of the new trials.

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Miriam and Youssef

Ep 5. The Revolt

1936. Arabs declare a general strike and a dangerous armed uprising begins, while Miriam finds herself drawn to take more direct action against the British. The epic drama continues.

Written by Steve Waters

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Iran's Long Game

27/05/2020 GMT

Iran is now calling the shots in Iraq. How did the clerics outmanoeuvre the US? Owen Bennett-Jones speaks to key insiders and players in search of answers.
On January 3rd this year Qasem Soleimani – Iran’s top military commander - was killed in a US drone attack in Baghdad. The so-called architect of Iran’s foreign policy in the Middle East, Soleimani was responsible for Iran’s political, economic and military involvement in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon. And in all those places he oversaw a growth of Iranian power. Despite many Iranians demanding vengeance for Soleimani’s death, Tehran’s response was muted – rather than launch major attacks on US targets, it chose instead to use Soleimani’s death to build support in Iraq for the ejection of the US’s remaining 5,000 troops from the country. For Washington, it wasn’t supposed to play out like this. When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 to oust Saddam Hussein, President Bush said he wanted to create a beacon of democracy in the Middle East and keep Iran – at loggerheads with the US for decades and part of his axis of evil – in check. But America underestimated the supposedly irrational regime in Iran which used proxy militias to frustrate the US forces in Iraq. After billions of US dollars were spent and thousands of American lives lost, it is Iran that now has most influence in Iraq.

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THURSDAY 28 MAY 2020

THU 01:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00r3kh)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 01:06 Business Matters (w172x18r71k0qq1)
Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.


THU 02:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00r79m)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 02:06 The Inquiry (w3cszl3f)
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.


THU 02:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmfll0)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 02:32 Health Check (w3cszcbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:32 on Wednesday]


THU 03:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00rc1r)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 03:06 Assignment (w3csz6l2)
Belarus: Masking the virus

Belarus’s all-powerful President has focused global attention on his country by ostentatiously downplaying the coronavirus pandemic. Alexander Lukashenko has allowed shops, markets and restaurants and football stadiums to remain open and is encouraging people to go out to work. In early May he laid on a grand military spectacle celebrating victory in WW2, in defiance of social distancing advice. He told Belarussians they could stay healthy by drinking vodka and driving tractors in the fields and dismissed concerns over the virus as “psychosis.” But medics and bereaved families say otherwise. And with a doubling of infections every two or three days, there is not much to laugh about in Belarus. Medical staff have allegedly been sacked and even detained for speaking out about poor conditions in hospitals and the inaccurate death certificates.

Assignment explores what lies behind President Lukashenko’s position. We hear from community activists, war veterans, tech-wizards and many other diverse people in Belarus. Lucy Ash pieces it all together with reporting by Ilya Kuziatsou.

Produced by Monica Whitlock.


THU 03:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmfqb4)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 03:32 The Food Chain (w3cszjpw)
The Food Chain examines the business, science and cultural significance of food, and what it takes to put food on your plate.


THU 04:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00rgsw)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 04:06 Outlook (w3cszdrc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:06 on Wednesday]


THU 04:50 Witness History (w3cszmrn)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 on Wednesday]


THU 05:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00rlk0)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 05:06 Newsday (w172x2w7fdww7yc)
Live news, business and sport from around the world.


THU 06:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00rq94)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 06:06 Newsday (w172x2w7fdwwcph)
Live news, business and sport from around the world.


THU 07:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00rv18)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 07:06 Newsday (w172x2w7fdwwhfm)
Live news, business and sport from around the world.


THU 07:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmg69n)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 07:32 Health Check (w3cszcbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:32 on Wednesday]


THU 08:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00rysd)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 08:06 The Inquiry (w3cszl3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:06 today]


THU 08:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmgb1s)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 08:32 Business Daily (w3csz7wg)
The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.


THU 08:50 Witness History (w3cszmm4)
Winston Churchill's doctor

Many people were shocked when Winston Churchill's personal doctor published his memories of Britain's wartime leader in 1966. Churchill's family tried to halt the publication, but as historian Piers Brendon has been telling Vincent Dowd, the doctor, Lord Moran, had unique insights into the great man's behaviour.

Photo: Winston Churchill arriving in Downing Street, May 1940. Credit: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images.


THU 09:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00s2jj)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 09:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbv709)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


THU 09:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmgfsx)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 09:32 Assignment (w3csz6l2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 03:06 today]


THU 10:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00s68n)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 10:06 The Forum (w3cszjvd)
Aesop and the Fables

Aesop, with his tales of tortoises and hares, foxes and grapes, and wolves in sheep's clothing has been a part of world literature for over two thousand years. Since the time of the Ancient Greeks successive generations have drawn moral lessons from his fables, and over history his animals' exploits have been used to support differing ideals. Malcolm X was a fan, as was Imperial Britain, the Nazis had their version and the Trade Union movement published the fables too. There are over 700 fables, and they are supposedly written by a black slave far clever than his philosopher master.

Bridget Kendall traces the origin and meaning of Aesop's fables and explores what they can teach us about understanding our own extraordinary times with three world experts: Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at Kings College London; Vayos Liapis, Professor of Theatre at the Open University of Cyprus; Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Associate Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

(Image: The fox telling Aesop about animals, decoration from a Greek vase, 5th century BC, Vatican Museums. Credit: De Agostini Picture Library/Getty Images)


THU 10:50 Sporting Witness (w3cszh4w)
The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history


THU 11:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00sb0s)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 11:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbvghk)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


THU 11:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmgp95)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 11:32 The Food Chain (w3cszjpw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 03:32 today]


THU 12:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00sfrx)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 12:06 Outlook (w3cszd9t)
True stories of ordinary people and the extraordinary events that have shaped their lives.


THU 12:50 Witness History (w3cszmm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 today]


THU 13:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00skj1)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 13:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbvpzt)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


THU 13:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmgxsf)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 13:32 Health Check (w3cszcbv)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:32 on Wednesday]


THU 14:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00sp85)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 14:06 Newshour (w172x2yprlpz7yd)
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


THU 15:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00st09)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 15:06 The Inquiry (w3cszl3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:06 today]


THU 15:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmh58p)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 15:32 World Business Report (w172x58dqzszxh8)
First broadcast 28/05/2020 14:32 GMT

The latest business and finance news from around the world, on the BBC.


THU 16:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00sxrf)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 16:06 The Documentary (w3ct0t1z)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:06 on Saturday]


THU 16:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmh90t)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 16:32 Assignment (w3csz6l2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 03:06 today]


THU 17:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00t1hk)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 17:06 BBC OS (w172x2srqysqybw)
2020/05/28 16:06 GMT

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day’s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.


THU 18:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00t57p)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 18:06 Outlook (w3cszd9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:06 today]


THU 18:50 Witness History (w3cszmm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 today]


THU 19:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00t8zt)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 19:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbwfgl)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


THU 19:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmhn86)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 19:32 Sport Today (w172x3jj792mnhh)
2020/05/28 GMT

BBC sports correspondents tell the story behind today's top sporting news, with interviews and reports from across the world.


THU 20:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00tdqy)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 20:06 The Inquiry (w3cszl3f)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:06 today]


THU 20:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmhs0b)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 20:32 Science in Action (w3cszh0c)
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.


THU 21:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00tjh2)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 21:06 Newshour (w172x2yprlq0359)
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


THU 22:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00tn76)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 22:06 Assignment (w3csz6l2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 03:06 today]


THU 22:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmj0hl)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 22:32 The Food Chain (w3cszjpw)
[Repeat of broadcast at 03:32 today]


THU 23:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00trzb)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


THU 23:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b4kfrn6xs)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


THU 23:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmj47q)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


THU 23:32 World Business Report (w172x58dqzt0wg9)
First broadcast 28/05/2020 22:32 GMT

The latest business and finance news from around the world, on the BBC.



FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020

FRI 01:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00v0gl)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 01:06 Business Matters (w172x18r71k3mm4)
Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.


FRI 02:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00v46q)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 02:06 HARDtalk (w3cszbx9)
In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.


FRI 02:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmjhh3)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 02:32 Science in Action (w3cszh0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:32 on Thursday]


FRI 03:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00v7yv)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 03:06 The Documentary (w3cszkck)
Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.


FRI 03:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmjm77)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 03:32 World Football (w3csztg1)
Football's biggest stories of the week on the BBC.


FRI 04:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00vcpz)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 04:06 Outlook (w3cszd9t)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:06 on Thursday]


FRI 04:50 Witness History (w3cszmm4)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 on Thursday]


FRI 05:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00vhg3)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 05:06 Newsday (w172x2w7fdwz4vg)
Live news, business and sport from around the world.


FRI 06:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00vm67)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 06:06 Newsday (w172x2w7fdwz8ll)
Live news, business and sport from around the world.


FRI 07:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00vqyc)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 07:06 Newsday (w172x2w7fdwzdbq)
Live news, business and sport from around the world.


FRI 07:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmk36r)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 07:32 Science in Action (w3cszh0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:32 on Thursday]


FRI 08:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00vvph)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 08:06 HARDtalk (w3cszbx9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:06 today]


FRI 08:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmk6yw)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 08:32 Business Daily (w3csz789)
The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.


FRI 08:50 Witness History (w3cszmtx)
Ann Lowe - African American fashion designer

Ann Cole Lowe designed Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress in the 1950s. As a black woman working in high fashion she was a groundbreaking figurein New York. Sharon Hemans has been speaking to Judith Guile who went to work with Ann Lowe in her Madison Avenue studio in the 1960s.


FRI 09:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00vzfm)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 09:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zby3xd)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


FRI 09:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmkbq0)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 09:32 Heart and Soul (w3ct0t1d)
Reflections on Faith in a Global Crisis

Reflections on a Global Crisis: Community

In this fourth programme of a special Heart and Soul series for the BBC World Service, amidst a global pandemic of Coronavirus, the journalist John McCarthy hears how the notion of community has changed as many people continue to be denied the chance to gather for religious practice.

Across the world the way people live their daily lives has radically altered. What new communities are emerging? Whether online, in our family or households, or simply a new relationship with neighbours, we hear reflections on how faith communities are changing and perhaps becoming deeper in their spiritual practice during this global crisis.

While people are keeping their distance, a sense of community is growing. People of faith and no faith are reaching out to support others. There seems to be an urge to share something more profound than just being together physically or clapping for nurses and doctors.

Hiba Siddiqi works for the Islamic Relief charity in Pakistan; Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is an award winning writer who lives in Abuja, Nigeria, Reverend Julian DeShazier is in Chicago; Tarunjit Singh Buttalia is a science professor, originally from India but now living in Ohio, USA; Sister Rachel Denton has led a life of quiet prayer alone for decades and Sanderson Jones used to be a stand up comedian. He doesn’t believe in God, but he does believe in community. So much so, he set up an alternative Sunday Assembly.

Presented by John McCarthy
Produced by Olive Clancy


FRI 10:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00w35r)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 10:06 The Real Story (w3cszcmx)
Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.


FRI 11:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00w6xw)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 11:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbycdn)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


FRI 11:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmkl68)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 11:32 World Football (w3csztg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 03:32 today]


FRI 12:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00wbp0)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 12:06 The Fifth Floor (w3cszjh1)
David Amanor showcases global stories from the Fifth Floor - home to the BBC’s 27 Language Services.


FRI 12:50 Witness History (w3cszmtx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 today]


FRI 13:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00wgf4)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 13:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbylwx)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


FRI 13:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmktpj)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 13:32 Science in Action (w3cszh0c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 20:32 on Thursday]


FRI 14:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00wl58)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 14:06 Newshour (w172x2yprlq24vh)
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


FRI 15:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00wpxd)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 15:06 Tech Tent (w3cszhnp)
Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.


FRI 15:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qml25s)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 15:32 World Business Report (w172x58dqzt2tdc)
First broadcast 29/05/2020 14:32 GMT

The latest business and finance news from around the world, on the BBC.


FRI 16:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00wtnj)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 16:06 HARDtalk (w3cszbx9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:06 today]


FRI 16:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qml5xx)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 16:32 Heart and Soul (w3ct0t1d)
[Repeat of broadcast at 09:32 today]


FRI 17:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00wydn)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 17:06 BBC OS (w172x2srqystv7z)
2020/05/29 16:06 GMT

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day’s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.


FRI 18:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00x24s)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 18:06 The Fifth Floor (w3cszjh1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:06 today]


FRI 18:50 Witness History (w3cszmtx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 08:50 today]


FRI 19:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00x5wx)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 19:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b58zbzbcp)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


FRI 19:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmlk59)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 19:32 Sport Today (w172x3jj792qkdl)
2020/05/29 GMT

BBC sports correspondents tell the story behind today's top sporting news, with interviews and reports from across the world.


FRI 20:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00x9n1)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 20:06 HARDtalk (w3cszbx9)
[Repeat of broadcast at 02:06 today]


FRI 20:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmlnxf)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 20:32 CrowdScience (w3cszv5p)
We take your questions about life, Earth and the universe to researchers hunting for answers at the frontiers of knowledge.


FRI 21:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00xfd5)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 21:06 Newshour (w172x2yprlq302d)
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


FRI 22:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00xk49)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 22:06 Tech Tent (w3cszhnp)
[Repeat of broadcast at 15:06 today]


FRI 22:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmlxdp)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 22:32 World Football (w3csztg1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 03:32 today]


FRI 23:00 BBC News (w172x5nrv00xnwf)
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.


FRI 23:06 The Newsroom (w172x7b4kfrr3tw)
The world's Newsroom brings you global events as they happen


FRI 23:30 BBC News Summary (w172x5pl8qmm14t)
The latest two minute news summary from BBC World Service.


FRI 23:32 World Business Report (w172x58dqzt3scd)
First broadcast 29/05/2020 22:32 GMT

The latest business and finance news from around the world, on the BBC.




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

Assignment 03:06 THU (w3csz6l2)

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