17 - 20 November 2014
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Monday 17 November 2014: The Making of the Moon
It's the nearest and most dominant object in our night sky, and has inspired artists, astronauts and astronomers. But fundamental questions remain about where the moon comes from. Although humans first walked on the Moon over four decades ago, we still know surprisingly little about the lunar body's origin. Settling the question of the Moon's origin seems likely to require more data - which, in turn, requires more missions.
Tuesday 18 November 2014: Still Waiting For Godot in Sarajevo?
Allan Little returns to Sarajevo to explore the role of the arts in restoring the city's identity, 20 years after the siege which saw its cultural life flourish against the odds.
Wednesday 19 November 2014: Australian Rules Footballer - Adam Goodes
If there’s one sport which can uniquely claim to be home-grown it is Australian rules football, a high octane mixture of running, kicking and sometimes brutal mid-air collisions. One of the game’s greatest players is Adam Goodes, who is much more than just a sportsman. He’s of Aboriginal heritage and is the 2014 Australian of the Year – an award recognising not only his sporting talent but his public stand against racism, which was epitomised in 2013 when during a match at the MCG a teenage girl called Goodes an ape. He had her kicked out of the stadium and not for the first time racism in sport and society was at the centre of national debate In Australia. Tonight's window on the world is an interview with Adam Goodes.
Thursday 20 November 2014: Power, Politics and Shakespeare in Uzbekistan
Natalia Antelava charts the spectacular fall from grace of Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan’s autocratic president. She hears a first hand account of the bitter family feud from Gulnara’s own son Islam Karimov Jr. Once described as the most hated woman in Uzbekistan for her excessive lifestyle and alleged corrupt practices, Gulnara is unlikely to get much sympathy from her compatriots. But what happens to her and her son? Whoever wins the power struggle at the heart of politics in Uzbekistan, is likely to affect them all.