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19 October 2011 Last updated at 09:04 ET
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The Strand: Haruki Murakami
A look at the Japanese novel which is giving Harry Potter a run for its money
Click
The evolution of pods – could computers be the drivers of tomorrow?
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Africa Business Report
A monthly look at business trends in Africa. Presented by Komla Dumor
Asia Business Report
The latest business and market news for Asia. Look ahead for the stories that will shape the business day. Presented by Rico Hizon.
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The Bottom Line
The view from the top of business, presenting a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running companies. Presented by Evan Davis.
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Click
Spencer Kelly explores the latest issues in the technology world, and reveals the red-hot gadgets and hi-tech gear exciting the technorati.
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Dateline London
Foreign correspondents based in London give an outsider's view of events in the UK.
The Doha Debates
As the world tightens restrictions on press freedom, the Doha Debates openly dissects the vital issues of the Middle East in front of its people and a global television audience.
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Earth Reporters
Earth Reporters is a vibrant new series of half hour films, which combine powerful journalism with distinctive voices from around the world. Earth Reporters gives a new perspective on global concerns, through first-hand insights of its storytellers.
Equestrian World
The series goes behind the scenes to explore remarkable personalities from the world of equestrian sport: the riders and coaches; the course designers, vets and the horses themselves.
Extra Time
In depth interviews with the stars, coaches and power brokers in the world of sport. Rob Bonnet goes behind the glamour to see what makes sportspeople tick and examines the risks and rewards in a competitive business.
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Fast:track
The travel show that brings you the latest insider travel news and reviews, a wealth of destinations, and practical hints, tips and advice.
Feasts
Stefan Gates immerses himself in some of the most extraordinary feasts and festivals on Earth, for a revelatory insight into how the world thinks and feels.
Final Score
Gabby Logan and a panel of guests bring you results, tables, interviews and reaction from the day's Barclays Premier League, Football League and SPL games.
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GMT with George Alagiah
George Alagiah brings together the latest news developments from across the globe, with updates on business and sport.
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HARDtalk
Hard-hitting and in-depth interviews with leaders, decision-makers, prominent thinkers and personalities from around the world. Presented by Stephen Sackur.
The Health Show
The Health Show is a topical, weekly health magazine presented by Dr Ayan Panja and Dr Shini Somara, covering the most important, most interesting and most innovative health solutions around the world.
Horizons
Horizons travels the world to bring experts and entrepreneurs together in a landmark series that seeks solutions to the major challenges like climate change, transport, and feeding the planet over the next decade.
The Hub with Nik Gowing
Rigorous interviews and detailed analysis of the global agenda with a summary of the day's news aimed at audiences in South Asia and the Middle East.
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Impact
Impact Asia focuses on how global issues affect the Asia-Pacific region - political, diplomatic, business, sports and breaking news.
India Business Report
Gives the international business world a deeper insight into one of the planet's most dynamic economies.
Intelligence Squared Debate
Takes you to the heart of the issues and the arguments that matter, in the company of some of the world's sharpest minds and most exciting orators.
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Life on the Edge
Globalisation is bringing the world together - and not always in ways we find comfortable. Whether it is the credit crunch, civil conflicts, soaring food prices or climate change, millions today are living "lives on the edge".
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Life on the Edge
Globalisation is bringing the world together - and not always in ways we find comfortable. Whether it is the credit crunch, civil conflicts, soaring food prices or climate change, millions today are living "lives on the edge".
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Malaysia Direct
A special series of reports and articles focusing on Malaysia, both online and on BBC World News.
Middle East Business Report
The half-hour insight into business in the Middle East.
My Country
My Country showcases documentaries made by local film-makers about their own patch, reflecting the fears, hopes and obsessions of a region.
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Newsday
Babita Sharma in London and Rico Hizon in Singapore deliver an overview of the day's big news stories, as well as the latest business and sports updates, each weekday.
Newsnight
The BBC's flagship current affairs programme. It includes hard-hitting interviews with global opinion-formers, and documentary features from every corner of the world.
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One Square Mile
Through spontaneous encounters BBC correspondents find out what life is really like for residents of a chosen neighbourhood.
Our World
Our World showcases BBC journalism at its best with programmes that expose and evaluate global topics.
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Panorama
Current affairs programme, featuring interviews and investigative reports on a wide variety of subjects.
Peschardt's People
Michael Peschardt meets some of the best-known business people in the Asia-Pacific region, interviewing them about the people, places, and issues that matter to them.
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The Record Europe
Analysis of the most important moments in the political week in Brussels and Strasbourg, with a focus on the work of the European Parliament and European Commission.
Reith Lectures
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and former MI5 director- general Baroness Manningham-Buller deliver the 2011 Reith Lectures, entitled Securing Freedom.
Reporters
A showcase of the best reports from the BBC's global network of correspondents: both breaking news of the day and more reflective journalism.
Russia Business Report
A monthly look at business trends in Russia.
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Spirit of Yachting
The Spirit Of Yachting is a series of films exploring some of the most exciting events in the world of sailing - from legendary ocean races to tightly-contested one-design and handicap racing.
Sport Today
Sport Today provides the news, results and action from the sports events that matter around the world.
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Talking Movies
The latest film news, and interviews with top actors and directors.
This Week with Christiane Amanpour
A review of the major world events that shaped the week's news agenda.
Tropic of Capricorn
Author and broadcaster Simon Reeve sets out on a unique journey to track the Tropic of Capricorn around the globe.
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Weekend World
A lively look at viewers' comments on World News programmes. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.
Working Lives
Working Lives takes a handful of working people from a wide cross-section of the workforce and looks at where they work, what they earn, how skilled they are and overall what are their "working life chances".
World Business Report
An in-depth examination of the trends in technology and the world of business.
World Challenge
The World Challenge is the series that rewards extraordinary grass roots business projects from around the globe.
The World Debate
The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight - representatives from global politics, finance, business, the arts and media.
World Have Your Say
The weekly interactive show where you set the agenda.
World News America
World News America delivers nightly in-depth reports on the major international and US news of the day.
World News Today with Zeinab Badawi
With a global agenda, the show features an international news summary, and analysis on the key developments of the week.
World Olympic Dreams
Meet inspiring athletes from around the world as they prepare for London 2012.
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World Service Radio
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African Performance
Annual BBC competition to encourage new African playwriting.
African Perspective
For a rich and varied journey that explores the complexity and diversity of the African continent's stories and issues.
Africa Have Your Say
Africa Have Your Say puts listeners at the heart of the programme as they share experiences, directly challenge authority, and explore solutions to Africa's issues.
Assignment
Assignment tells the world's stories from the point of view of those most affected by them - the victims, the witnesses - and the perpetrators.
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The Bottom Line
The view from the top of business, presenting a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running companies.
Business Daily
Business Daily gives you the bigger picture on the forces that drive the global economy and shape people's working lives across the planet.
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Click
For the best debate on global technology, social media and the internet, presenter Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.
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Discovery
Analysis, interviews and discussion with key scientists on the impact that the latest scientific discoveries are having on the world.
The Documentary
In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.
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Fast Track
Farayi Mungazi with the latest African sports news, debate and analysis, helping you follow every minute of the action from football to athletics.
Focus on Africa
A news programme totally dedicated to Africa. It challenges decision makers and is built on a strong network of reporters across the continent.
The Forum
Bridget Kendall presents an ideas discussion show which tackles the big questions of our age with some of the world's most eminent minds.
From Our Own Correspondent
The story behind the story as reporters give their vivid, first-hand accounts of the sights, sounds and impressions of life around the globe.
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Global Business
Peter Day presents reports on major business and workplace issues, emerging trends and significant personalities from countries and cultures around the world.
Global Perspective
Global Perspective is the World Service's international documentary series in collaboration with radio stations from around the world. Documentaries are based on the character and culture of a country on a chosen theme.
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HARDtalk
Hard-hitting and in-depth interviews with leaders, decision-makers, prominent thinkers and personalities from around the world. Presented by Stephen Sackur.
Health Check
The practicalities, politics and economics of staying healthy, and the issues affecting medicine and healthcare. Presented by Claudia Hammond.
Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul explores all aspects of religion and spirituality, including cultural expressions and identity, and asks how faith impacts the lives of people around the world.
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Inside The Premier League
A weekly insight into one of the world's biggest, most exciting and most popular football competitions, the English Premier League.
International Playwriting Competition
A biennial playwriting completion in conjunction with the British Council.
The Interview - Archive
Exploring ideas and trends which shape our world.
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More Than A Game
A look at the history and the passion behind FC Barcelona and Manchester FC United.
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Nine Lessons and Carols
Traditional Christmas service from King's College, England.
Network Africa
The BBC's breakfast radio show for Africa. A lively mix of the latest African news and sport, plus music, and features on daily life.
Newshour
For a digest of the day's news, listen to Newshour: mixing interviews with the people at the heart of events, and analysis and debate.
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One Planet
One Planet travels from city to countryside reporting on the latest social and environmental news, exploring how peoples' lives are changing all over the world.
Outlook
Extraordinary personal stories from around the world with Matthew Bannister. Listen to revealing and inspiring interviews from the world's most interesting people.
Over To You
Your opportunity to challenge and comment on any BBC World Service programme. Get direct answers from the people who make the programmes.
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Reith Lectures
Series of annual radio lectures on significant contemporary issues, delivered by a leading figures in that realm.
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Science in Action
The impact and implications of the latest international scientific news and research. Jon Stewart talks to the scientists making the headlines.
Sports News
A concise insight into the latest international sports news and results from the BBC Sports desk.
Sporting Witness
In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, we bring you Sporting Witness which tells you the inside story of the key moments from sporting history.
Sports World
Live commentary from the English Premier League, topical debate and interviews with the big names from the world of sport.
Sports World Have Your Say
Your team, your platform, your call. The global sporting debate where you set the agenda.
Story Story
Set in a Nigerian market place, this is the story of everyday folk as they struggle to survive and thrive in their employment, education and their emotional lives.
The Strand
The show that takes you on a worldwide journey through arts, culture and entertainment. Presented by Harriet Gilbert.
The Strand Extra
A look at the role of music in shaping American culture and politics.
The Weekend Strand
A compilation of the best of the week's Strand - taking you on a worldwide journey through arts, culture and entertainment. Presented Harriet Gilbert.
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Top of the Pops
The Top 20 UK chart, plus artist interviews and gossip.
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Witness
Go back in time to key events in history and hear the story of our times told by the people who were there.
The World
Daily international news show for an American audience.
World Briefing
Listen to Word Briefing from BBC World Service for up-to-the-minute news, reports and analysis from the BBC's unrivalled team of correspondents around the world.
World Book Club
Listen to the world's greatest authors discussing their best known novel with presenter Harriett Gilbert, a studio audience and readers from around the globe.
World Business Report
World Business Report provides analysis of the big global business and economic issues, as they affect consumers, investors and the environment.
World Debate
The programme that puts the important questions to those in the spotlight - representatives from global politics, finance, business, the arts and media.
World Drama
Entertaining and intelligent radio drama from around the world, from the classics to new writing.
World Football
The award-winning World Football investigates the major issues and stories behind the game. With big name interviews and reports from around the world.
World Have Your Say
The daily interactive show where you set the agenda.
World Routes
Explore music from around the world, with presenter Lucy Duran.
The World Today
Join the biggest international news breakfast show for the perfect guide to the day ahead.
The World Today Weekend
Join the biggest international news breakfast show for the perfect guide to the day ahead.
World Update
Correspondent reports, analysis and features, as well as the key business and technology stories of the day. Presented by Dan Damon.
Writer In Residence
BBC World Service writer in residence Hamid Ismailov will be writing creatively about events in the news and issues that have grabbed the world's attention.
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Your World
Meet the people with a fresh perspective on the world - given the time to tell their story fully - long form journalism at its best.
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