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Monday 18 February - The Trumped Republicans
Republican insider Ron Christie assesses how Donald Trump has shaken up his own party. Trump arrived in the White House offering a populist revolt in America, promising to drain what he calls "the swamp that is Washington D.C". So what does his own Republican Party - traditionally a bastion of the nation’s establishment - really make of him? Where is he taking them and what will he leave behind? (BBC)

Tuesday 19 February - So Where Are the Aliens?
Based in Silicon Valley, California, Chief Astronomer for SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), Seth Shostak, has devoted his career to searching for signs of alien life. In this programme he tackles this fundamental question about whether we are alone in the universe. (BBC)

Wednesday 20 February -The Chase #4 of 4 - Tracks Across Time
A series following adventurous scientists as they chase down their findings across land, sea & sky.  In this programme: Tracks Across Time -In a dry creek bed in the middle of the Australian outback is a palaeontological prize like no other: 95-million-year-old footprints stamped in a sandstone slab by three species of dinosaur.In a dry creek bed in the middle of the Australian outback is a palaeontological prize like no other: 95-million-year-old footprints stamped in a sandstone slab by three species of dinosaur.  Belinda Smith  follows a team racing against time and the elements to save this once-in-a-lifetime find. (BBC)

Thursday 21 February - Untold food stories: Rohingya and Uighur cuisine
The Rohingya people in Myanmar and the Uighur people in China are familiar to many of us through news reports of political and human rights turmoil.  In this programme Rohingas and Uighurs themselves will tell us another story - about their cuisine. Because when you are far from home, feel your culture is under threat and you can’t get hold of the people you love the most on the phone, food can be a lifeline. They explain why their food is so important to them, and how the unique cultures that make their political situations precarious have also led to rich culinary traditions. (BBC)