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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.


What is Truth? What is Fantasy?

May 7th, 2016

Episode 770 of 867 episodes

What's life like in North Korea? Our reporter Steve Evans gets rare access, but wonders if all is as it seems. Gabriel Gatehouse meets Hungarians once so keen to tear down barriers between them and their eastern European neighbours who now believe it's time to put up fences. Katy Watson witnesses poignant scenes on the US/Mexico border as families enjoy a brief reunion amid speculation about what a Trump presidency might mean for Mexicans. What's trash-talking got to do with playing chess? David Edmonds has been finding out on a visit to the American state of Missouri. And Emma Jane Kirby's in Istanbul learning why a gentle novel from the 1940s is striking a chord with today's young Turks

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