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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World Book Café - Madrid

February 10 – March 8
One hour

World Book Café heads to Madrid to talk to writers about a new boom in feminist fiction.

World Questions: Poland

February 10 – March 8
One hour

After eight years of right-wing rule in Poland, a new government has taken power. But are the new government’s robust actions strengthening the law or undermining it? With February marking two years since the start of a war in Ukraine that has affected Poland so deeply, there is much to debate.

World Wide Waves ‘24

February 17 – March 15
One hour

Radio is a perfect medium for women: intimate, direct and, if need be, anonymous. For World Radio Day, we hear from community radio stations around the world that put female voices first: from Afghanistan, the Palestinian territories, the Ecuadorian Amazon, and among migrant farmworkers in the US.

Witness History: Women's History Month

March 1 - March 31
One hour

An all-new collection of stories from the BBC’s Witness History program, telling extraordinary stories of women in history. We hear about the female poet who defied a regime, meet the Australian politician who made a ground-breaking attack on misogyny, and hear the story of a woman who was arrested in Sudan – for wearing trousers.

Diving With A Purpose

March 12 - April 8
Half hour

Diving With A Purpose is a collective of Black scuba divers who search for long-lost slave wrecks. They are on a mission to raise the silent voices of the captive Africans who went down with those vessels and bring them back into our collective memory.

Rwanda 30 Years On

March 23 - April 19
One hour

BBC Newsday presenter Victoria Uwonkunda makes an emotional journey back to Rwanda, where she grew up. It’s the first time she’s visited since the age of 12, when she fled the 1994 genocide with her family.

Air Windows

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Video Usage

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