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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Witness History: Pride Month

June 1 - 30
One hour

A special hour of personal stories from the BBC’s Witness History program. We hear about the fight for trans rights in Indonesia, the lesbian separatists in Washington DC, and a man who was at the first gay pride march in Moscow.

Ziggy Stardust - Hang On To Yourself

June 11 - 17
One hour

To mark the 50th anniversary of Bowie's iconic creation, a host of LGBTQ+ voices and campaigners in explaining how Ziggy Stardust, inspired a generation of people to celebrate their own self-actualisation, redefining sexuality and setting the groundwork for activism that continues today.

The Documentary: Inside the Kim Regime / The Night Ukraine Gave Up Its Nuclear Weapons

June 14 - 20
One hour, consisting of two half hour documentaries

Have you ever wondered what life is like in the upper echelons of North Korea's regime? We hear from Thae Yong-ho, once the Deputy Ambassador of North Korea to the United Kingdom until he defected with his family in 2016. Then, Clive Myrie examines why Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in 1994.

Kissinger

July 2 - 7
One hour

Henry Kissinger reflects on his life and experiences. Few alive can claim as much influence over the shape of the modern world as Henry Kissinger. The former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace laureate is loved, loathed and listened to - for the decisions he took, the attitude he espoused and for his knowledge and analysis of world affairs. James Naughtie travels to Kissinger's home to discuss six great leaders and the lessons they taught, as Kissinger reflects on his own role in creating the modern world.

The Bomb

July 9 - 15
July 16 - 22
July 23 - 29
July 30 - August 5

Four, one-hour documentaries

In this four part series Rosa Ellis looks at the double life of German scientist turned spy, Klaus Fuchs. How did a prodigious young talent at the beginning of a promising academic career, evolve into a fully committed Soviet spy, with access to one of the most secretive areas of science and Britain’s national defence?

Air Windows

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