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Windows on the World for the week commencing 19 March 2012

Monday 19 March: Frugal Innovation

The whole world is on a quest for innovation and new ideas, products and services devised to help solve problems and improve lives everywhere. Now there's a way of thinking about and doing innovation that takes its experience not from well-funded research departments in big businesses but from clever people with ingenious ideas who are not necessarily well off or educated or influential. It's called frugal innovation, and it comes out of India.

Tuesday 20 March: Europe's Choice (Part 2 of 3)

Allan Little looks at the key moments and issues which brought the EU to the current crisis. In this episode he focuses on the first years of the last decade. "The Stability and Growth Pact": the mechanism with the most boring name and yet the most crucial of purposes - to keep the Euro in check.

Wednesday 21 March: The Bizarre and Influential World of Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper is into his fifth decade in the rock business. This BBC documentary looks at the way Alice has shaped rock performance around the globe, starting with his latest Halloween gig in London's Alexandra Palace. Led by Alice himself, a high profile selection of music producers, rock journalists, artists and fans, examine the spirit of 'shock rock'.

Thursday 22 March: Living Along Africa’s Faultlines (Part 1 of 2)

Along the middle of Africa, from Senegal in the West to Somalia in the East, runs a 4,000 mile swath of land separating the continent’s 400 million Muslims from its 500 million Christians. To some observers, this is a volatile religious faultline, to others religion is not so much a source of conflict as a source of hope. So what is it like to live along the faultline? How does the meeting of the Muslim North and the Christian South play itself out between individuals and in communities and countries?