13 - 16 October 2014
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Monday 13 October 2014: Myanmar #3 of 3
In the final programme from Myanmar Peter Day hears from the people behind two home grown marketing companies who know intimately whats going on in a place now emerging into the outside world after decades of isolation.
Tuesday 14 October 2014: Patient Power
Vivienne Parry discovers that patient-run trials are on the rise, as greater access to medical data allows more patients to play research scientists and medics without any scientific training. She looks at some examples of patient-led research which have challenged the medical establishment. She also asks how far this can go and whether patients should be prevented from experimenting with procedures or drugs that might kill them.
Wednesday 15 October 2014: Orania
Twenty years after the end of apartheid, BBC reporter Stanley Kwenda travels to Orania to explore the reasons why Afrikaners want to live apart from other communities in this whites-only town. He investigates whether the people of Orania are clinging to a racist past – or whether it is a close-knit community, which happens to be white. Will he, as a black Zimbabwean, be welcomed or shunned?
Thursday 16 October 2014: The New Vikings
In recent years, sperm has been shipped out of Denmark at an astonishing rate, producing thousands of babies worldwide, many in the UK. Kate Brian investigates why there is increasing demand for Danish sperm donors. Is it simply a desire for the tall, blonde, blue-eyed, well-educated stereotype – or is there more to it?