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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

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Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.

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A Complex Man

May 14th, 2016

Episode 771 of 818 episodes

The newsmakers. In this edition: a foul-mouthed despot or a man to grapple with the problems of the Philippines? Jonathan Head considers the country's controversial choice for president. A mock funeral at a migrants' camp in Greece - Theopi Skarlatos finds patience with the governments of northern Europe wearing thin. They may have put the clocks forward recently, but Paul Moss reckons time in Venezuela is actually going backwards. Andrew Hosken is in the building in Tirana which was once the headquarters of the country's feared secret police while Sara Wheeler take a look at a way of life on the South Atlantic island of St Helena which many there fear will vanish forever once the long-awaited airport finally opens for business

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