This World


This World

International current affairs documentaries.


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The Invasion of Lampedusa

This World: The Invasion of Lampedusa

How a crisis on a tiny island in the Mediterranean is changing immigration in Europe.

Italy's Bloodiest Mafia

This World: Italy's Bloodiest Mafia

Reporter Mark Franchetti investigates Italy's deadliest mafia, the Camorra.

Thailand - Justice Under Fire

This World: Thailand - Justice Under Fire

Can Thailand deliver justice to the victims of army violence?

Spain's Stolen Babies

This World: Spain's Stolen Babies

Katya Adler reveals the impact of Spain's stolen baby scandal.

Return of the Lost Boys of Sudan

This World: Return of the Lost Boys of Sudan

Following the return of child refugees forced to flee South Sudan during the civil war.

Egypt - Children of the Revolution

This World: Egypt - Children of the Revolution

The differing visions of three young revolutionaries in the Arab Spring collide.

Inside the Meltdown

This World: Inside the Meltdown

A look at how a nuclear disaster nearly unfolded after the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

The Fastest Changing Place on Earth

This World: The Fastest Changing Place on Earth

How rural China is being transformed by the world's most ambitious urbanisation project.

Interviews Before Execution: A Chinese Talk Show

This World: Interviews Before Execution: A Chinese Talk Show

Featuring an extraordinary Chinese talk show which interviews prisoners before they die.

The Mormon Candidate

This World: The Mormon Candidate

John Sweeney investigates Mormonism, the religion of US Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Norway's Massacre

This World: Norway's Massacre

This World tells the story of the 2011 massacre in Norway.

The Shame of the Catholic Church

This World: The Shame of the Catholic Church

Darragh MacIntyre reveals evidence of a scandal that goes to the top of the Irish church.

Michael Portillo's Great Euro Crisis

This World: Michael Portillo's Great Euro Crisis

Is this the moment the Eurozone becomes more united, or will it be pulled apart?

Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice

This World: Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice

Documentary following Aung San Suu Kyi's step into everyday politics in Burma.

Obama: What Happened to Hope?

This World: Obama: What Happened to Hope?

Andrew Marr assesses how far Obama's first term in office has lived up to expectations.

Cuba with Simon Reeve

This World: Cuba with Simon Reeve

Could Cuba's new economic openness lead to political liberalisation?

The Great Spanish Crash

This World: The Great Spanish Crash

Paul Mason travels to Spain to see how it became another casualty of the Eurozone crisis.

America's Poor Kids

This World: America's Poor Kids

Documentary looking at child poverty in America, which has reached record levels.

South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation

This World: South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation

Peter Hain MP investigates the killing of 34 protesting miners in Marikana.

The Mafia's Secret Bunkers

This World: The Mafia's Secret Bunkers

John Dickie uncovers the truth about Italy's most powerful organised crime group.

India's Supersize Kids

This World: India's Supersize Kids

Anita Rani investigates the obesity epidemic engulfing India's middle class.

America's Stoned Kids

This World: America's Stoned Kids

John Marsden investigates how legalisation may change teenage drug use in Colorado.

Dan Snow's History of Congo

This World: Dan Snow's History of Congo

Revealing how Congo became one of the world's poorest countries despite its many resources

World's Busiest Maternity Ward

This World: World's Busiest Maternity Ward

Anita Rani investigates rapidly growing populations in the developing world.

Don't Panic - The Truth About Population

This World: Don't Panic - The Truth About Population

Professor Hans Rosling uses 3D graphics to show how the world's population is changing.

The Tea Trail with Simon Reeve

This World: The Tea Trail with Simon Reeve

In Kenya and Uganda, Simon Reeve meets the people who pick, pack and transport tea.

The Coffee Trail with Simon Reeve

This World: The Coffee Trail with Simon Reeve

Simon Reeve heads to Vietnam to uncover the stories behind the morning pick-me-up.

How China Fooled the World - with Robert Peston

This World: How China Fooled the World - with Robert Peston

Robert Peston investigates how economic giant China could actually be in trouble.

Copacabana Palace

This World: Copacabana Palace

The lives of the staff and guests at one of Latin America's most iconic hotels.

The Secret Life of Your Clothes

This World: The Secret Life of Your Clothes

Ade Adepitan explores the afterlife of some of the clothes we donate to charity shops.

Clothes to Die For

This World: Clothes to Die For

Documentary about survivors of the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh.

Ireland's Lost Babies

This World: Ireland's Lost Babies

Martin Sixsmith hears the stories of those involved in a transatlantic adoption trade.

Life in Solitary

This World: Life in Solitary

Following attempts to reform Maine State Prison's use of solitary confinement.

Terror at the Mall

This World: Terror at the Mall

Revisiting the terrorist attack on Kenya's Westgate Shopping Mall in September 2013.

Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years

This World: Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years

Prof Hans Rosling examines the number one goal for the world: eradicating extreme poverty.

Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks

This World: Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks

One-off documentary looking at the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

World War Three: Inside the War Room

This World: World War Three: Inside the War Room

A committee debates a hypothetical 'hot war' in eastern Europe.

The Great Chinese Crash? With Robert Peston

This World: The Great Chinese Crash? With Robert Peston

Robert Peston reveals how the economic slowdown is affecting China and the world.

Inside the Billionaire's Wardrobe

This World: Inside the Billionaire's Wardrobe

Reggie Yates investigates the reality behind the super-rich's appetite for luxury goods.

The New Gypsy Kings

This World: The New Gypsy Kings

A look inside the world of Romania's super-rich Gypsy popstars.

Frat Boys: Inside America's Fraternities

This World: Frat Boys: Inside America's Fraternities

The life of a group of frat boys as they embark on the pledging process.

Unarmed Black Male

This World: Unarmed Black Male

Following the trial of a white police officer accused of shooting an unarmed black man.

After Brexit: The Battle for Europe

This World: After Brexit: The Battle for Europe

Katya Adler asks whether the EU can survive the biggest challenge in its history.

Russia's Hooligan Army

This World: Russia's Hooligan Army

A shocking look at football firms in Russia, host country for the 2018 World Cup.

Born Too White

This World: Born Too White

Documentary uncovering the discrimination against people with albinism in East Africa.

North Korea: Murder in the Family

This World: North Korea: Murder in the Family

This World lifts the lid on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.