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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.


History's Long Shadow

October 24th, 2015

Episode 731 of 807 episodes

Reporters' stories. In this edition: Kevin Connolly goes for an evening stroll in Jerusalem observing that the triumphs and disasters of the past are as real as the tensions of the present if you know where to look. Nick Thorpe's with the migrants on the border between Croatia and Slovenia where everyone seems to have lost someone and the refugee crisis can seem like a football match. Jon Donnison tells us that life doesn't get much tougher than for a Filipino fishermen in typhoon season. Mark Stratton gets to know the extravagant role the dead play in the lives of people on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. And Mary Harper tells us they've got a camera now, but no costumes. And when they want guns, they have to borrow them from the police. This is the world of action film-making -- in Somaliland

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