BBC DOCS AND SPECIALS
Each month, the BBC World Service offers new documentaries and specials selected specifically for U.S. audiences, with in-depth, relevant reporting. Typically one-hour, or two half-hours on a similar topic, they offer great content for any time of day, and satisfy audiences' needs for deeper narratives and more reflective listening.
Monthly offerings are available via ContentDepot, complete with promos and billboards. Click on individual titles to visit and subscribe to unique ContentDepot pages, where you can access programs as air windows open.
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April 1 - 30
A special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of the history of the environmental movement, told by the people who were there. Selected from the BBC’s Witness History program, we hear about the major moments that changed our understanding of the planet we live on.
April 10 - 16
The Philippines’ fight to contain Islamist extremism.
For five brutal months in 2017, the black flag of so-called Islamic State fluttered over a captured city, and thousands of lives were destroyed. Anna Foster travels to the heart of a devastated community—still off-limits to most—where ruined buildings cut through with shrapnel and bullet-holes are all that’s left of a once-thriving city.
Episode one: April 17 - 23
Episode two: April 24 - 30
Two hour-long episodes
Meet the pioneering women of New York’s underground dance music.
Dance Divas is a two part documentary series following a group of pioneering female DJ’s, producers, vocalists and remixers who were part of the New York underground dance scene from Disco onwards. Presented by the Queen of Clubland herself, Martha Wash.
Vaccinating the World
May 22 - 28
How do you vaccinate an entire planet? We go behind the scenes with the scientists, politicians, aid agencies and businesses trying to answer that question.
Hip Hop and Healing
May 29 - June 4
A century ago, one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history took place: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. In this program, we look at how the local community is using art and music to commemorate the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.
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