28 - 31 October
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Monday 28 October 2013: Ageing and Caring
We are all getting older, and the United Nations predicts that by 2050, for the first time in human history, there will be more old people alive than young. So how are people in the 21st century experiencing old age? As the global population ages, is it time for a radical re-think about how we view old people? Ruth Brook is a psychotherapist who is about to retire and is in her eighties. In this programme Ruth shares her thoughts on four very different stories about growing older and discusses how the world cares about ageing.
Tuesday 29 October: Women on the Frontline
Emma Barnett hears from female soldiers in the Canadian and South African armies about life for women on the military frontline. She examines which countries in the world do allow women to serve, and contrasts the different experiences .
Wednesday 30 October: Lighting Lagos
Lagos – Nigeria’s commercial capital - is one of the world’s biggest cities and when the sun sets it becomes one of the darkest. Reforming the electricity sector has become a national priority. Neal Razzell spends days and nights in Lagos with the electricity teams who are working street by street, bulb by bulb, literally to bring power to the people.
Thursday 31 October: Paul Greengrass: Film Director
An interview with film director Paul Greengrass who makes taut, tense films that aren’t always easy to watch. His biggest hits were The Bourne Identity movies starring Matt Damon and his most intense film was probably United 93, based on the events of 9/11. His new release is about Somali pirates. We find out how he juggles truth, art and entertainment.