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Tuesday 4/24
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Business Matters
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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm HARDtalk
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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Compass
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A series of programmes about stories, ideas, arguments and trends. Every series will capture something of our time and reflect something new and essential about the early 21st Century.

11:00 pm – Tuesday Midnight Newsday
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Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London. Tune in and join in the conversation.

Wednesday 4/25
12:00 am – 12:30 am Newsroom
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The Newsroom is where the BBC's worldwide network of correspondents tell the stories of the day - clearly and concisely providing compelling journalism, eyewitness accounts, context and analysis.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Click
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For the best debate on global technology, social media and the internet - presenter Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.

1:00 am – 2:00 am Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

2:00 am – 3:30 am Newsday
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Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London. Tune in and join in the conversation.

3:30 am – 3:45 am Business Daily
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

3:45 am – 4:00 am Witness
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The story of our times told by the people who were there.

4:00 am – 4:30 am The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

4:30 am – 5:00 am The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

5:00 am – 6:00 am World Update
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The day's top news, interviews and the best features with Dan Damon.

6:00 am – 6:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

6:30 am – 7:00 am The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

7:00 am – 8:00 am Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

8:00 am – 8:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

8:30 am – 9:00 am The Compass
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A series of programmes about stories, ideas, arguments and trends. Every series will capture something of our time and reflect something new and essential about the early 21st Century.

9:00 am – 10:00 am Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

10:00 am – 10:30 am HARDtalk
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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

10:30 am – 11:00 am World Business Report
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The latest business and finance news from around the world.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm BBC OS
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BBC OS is an exercise in open journalism. It offers insights into how the news is made and how decisions are taken about the BBC’s coverage of stories.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm BBC OS
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BBC OS is an exercise in open journalism. It offers insights into how the news is made and how decisions are taken about the BBC’s coverage of stories.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Sport Today
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The BBC's sports correspondents tell the story behind today's top sporting news with interviews and reports from across the world.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm The Compass
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A series of programmes about stories, ideas, arguments and trends. Every series will capture something of our time and reflect something new and essential about the early 21st Century.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Health Check
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Health Check grapples with health issues on a global scale, investigates discoveries and solutions in healthcare, and looks at how to deliver a healthier world. Presented by Claudia Hammond.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm World Business Report
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The latest business and finance news from around the world.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm HARDtalk
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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Thought Show
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The Thought Show looks at the numbers behind the news; reveals the true story about what’s making a buzz on social media and offers a compact guide to the way we live.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Business Matters
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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm The Inquiry
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Experts analyse a pressing question from the news.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Food Chain
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The economics, science and culture of what we eat. What does it take to put food on your plate?

11:00 pm – Wednesday Midnight Newsday
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Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London. Tune in and join in the conversation.

Thursday 4/26
12:00 am – 12:30 am Newsroom
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The Newsroom is where the BBC's worldwide network of correspondents tell the stories of the day - clearly and concisely providing compelling journalism, eyewitness accounts, context and analysis.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Health Check
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Health Check grapples with health issues on a global scale, investigates discoveries and solutions in healthcare, and looks at how to deliver a healthier world. Presented by Claudia Hammond.

1:00 am – 2:00 am Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

2:00 am – 3:30 am Newsday
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Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London. Tune in and join in the conversation.

3:30 am – 3:45 am Business Daily
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

3:45 am – 4:00 am Witness
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The story of our times told by the people who were there.

4:00 am – 5:00 am The Thought Show
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The Thought Show looks at the numbers behind the news; reveals the true story about what’s making a buzz on social media and offers a compact guide to the way we live.

5:00 am – 6:00 am World Update
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The day's top news, interviews and the best features with Dan Damon.

6:00 am – 6:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

6:30 am – 7:00 am The Food Chain
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The economics, science and culture of what we eat. What does it take to put food on your plate?

7:00 am – 8:00 am Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

8:00 am – 8:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

8:30 am – 9:00 am Assignment
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The world's stories from the point of view of those most affected by them - the victims, the witnesses - and the perpetrators.

9:00 am – 10:00 am Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

10:00 am – 10:30 am The Inquiry
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Experts analyse a pressing question from the news.

10:30 am – 11:00 am World Business Report
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The latest business and finance news from around the world.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm BBC OS
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BBC OS is an exercise in open journalism. It offers insights into how the news is made and how decisions are taken about the BBC’s coverage of stories.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm BBC OS
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BBC OS is an exercise in open journalism. It offers insights into how the news is made and how decisions are taken about the BBC’s coverage of stories.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Sport Today
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The BBC's sports correspondents tell the story behind today's top sporting news with interviews and reports from across the world.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Assignment
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The world's stories from the point of view of those most affected by them - the victims, the witnesses - and the perpetrators.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Science In Action
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Jack Stewart and guests discuss the latest science research and news stories from all over the world.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm World Business Report
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The latest business and finance news from around the world.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm The Inquiry
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Experts analyse a pressing question from the news.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Food Chain
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The economics, science and culture of what we eat. What does it take to put food on your plate?

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Newshour Extra
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BBC correspondents look at a topic in the news indepth.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Business Matters
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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Assignment
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The world's stories from the point of view of those most affected by them - the victims, the witnesses - and the perpetrators.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm HARDtalk
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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm World Football
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Football's biggest stories of the week on the BBC.

11:00 pm – Thursday Midnight Newsday
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Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London. Tune in and join in the conversation.

Friday 4/27
12:00 am – 12:30 am Newsroom
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The Newsroom is where the BBC's worldwide network of correspondents tell the stories of the day - clearly and concisely providing compelling journalism, eyewitness accounts, context and analysis.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Science In Action
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Jack Stewart and guests discuss the latest science research and news stories from all over the world.

1:00 am – 2:00 am Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

2:00 am – 3:30 am Newsday
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Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London. Tune in and join in the conversation.

3:30 am – 3:45 am Business Daily
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

3:45 am – 4:00 am Witness
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The story of our times told by the people who were there.

4:00 am – 5:00 am The Real Story
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BBC correspondents look at a topic in the news indepth.

5:00 am – 6:00 am World Update
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The day's top news, interviews and the best features with Dan Damon.

6:00 am – 6:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

6:30 am – 7:00 am World Football
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Football's biggest stories of the week on the BBC.

7:00 am – 8:00 am The Fifth Floor
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A fresh look at the week's global news from the World Service's 27 language sections, with David Amanor.

8:00 am – 8:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

8:30 am – 9:00 am Heart & Soul
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Personal approaches to religious belief and spirituality from around the world.\n\nHeart and Soul is a weekly half-hour programme that has the scope and understanding to explore different experiences of spirituality from around the world.\n\nWhether examining religious faith or any other belief-system, the programme talks to believers and non-believers, and tries to get beyond superficial notions of spirituality and religion.

9:00 am – 10:00 am Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Tech Tent
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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

10:30 am – 11:00 am World Business Report
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The latest business and finance news from around the world.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm BBC OS
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BBC OS is an exercise in open journalism. It offers insights into how the news is made and how decisions are taken about the BBC’s coverage of stories.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm BBC OS
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BBC OS is an exercise in open journalism. It offers insights into how the news is made and how decisions are taken about the BBC’s coverage of stories.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Fifth Floor
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A fresh look at the week's global news from the World Service's 27 language sections, with David Amanor.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Sport Today
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The BBC's sports correspondents tell the story behind today's top sporting news with interviews and reports from across the world.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm BBC Trending
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Explaining the stories the world is sharing in social media.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm CrowdScience
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CrowdScience hears from the world's leading scientists and engineers, wherever they are in the world, and takes audience questions to them for the most up to date answers. The researchers give us a unique insight into how they carry out the experiments that help them and us understand our world.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm World Business Report
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The latest business and finance news from around the world.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm HARDtalk
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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm World Football
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Football's biggest stories of the week on the BBC.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Real Story
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BBC correspondents look at a topic in the news indepth.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Business Matters
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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Heart & Soul
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Personal approaches to religious belief and spirituality from around the world.\n\nHeart and Soul is a weekly half-hour programme that has the scope and understanding to explore different experiences of spirituality from around the world.\n\nWhether examining religious faith or any other belief-system, the programme talks to believers and non-believers, and tries to get beyond superficial notions of spirituality and religion.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm From Our Own Correspondent
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Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Cultural Frontline
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Every week the programme carves out a space for journalistic responses to cultural moments and culturally informed reflections on current affairs, unfolding across the world.

11:00 pm – Friday Midnight The Real Story
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BBC correspondents look at a topic in the news indepth.

Saturday 4/28
12:00 am – 12:30 am Newsroom
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The Newsroom is where the BBC's worldwide network of correspondents tell the stories of the day - clearly and concisely providing compelling journalism, eyewitness accounts, context and analysis.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Stumped
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Playing cricket is not the only place where you could get stumped. Find out what it means when it happens to you.

1:00 am – 3:30 am Weekend
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A news and current affairs programme which provides the latest news on a wide range of subjects for audiences around the world. \nEach week the programme welcomes two guests for the entire hour to discuss and comment on themes and ideas of the week's news, from the realms of politics, science, music and the arts.

3:30 am – 4:00 am Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

4:00 am – 4:30 am The World This Week
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What’s been happening around the world and why it matters.

4:30 am – 5:00 am The Cultural Frontline
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Every week the programme carves out a space for journalistic responses to cultural moments and culturally informed reflections on current affairs, unfolding across the world.

5:00 am – 6:00 am Sportshour
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Shining a light on the world's sport stories and issues. Sportshour draws on the expertise of our sport correspondents around the world, and is presented by Caroline Barker.

6:00 am – 6:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

6:30 am – 7:00 am In the Balance
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The Business Daily team looks behind the headlines to find out what's really going on in this changing global economy.

7:00 am – 8:00 am The Science Hour
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Science, health and technology news and highlights of the week.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

9:00 am – 10:00 am BBC Music on the World Service
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BBC World Service and BBC Music are joining forces to bring the scope and ambition of BBC Music to audiences around the world with the launch of three new monthly programmes. Together with our existing music strand, Global Beats, this means we will be offering a one hour music programme each weekend.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Sportsworld
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Live commentary from the English Premier League, topical sporting debate and big name interviews.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Cultural Frontline
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Every week the programme carves out a space for journalistic responses to cultural moments and culturally informed reflections on current affairs, unfolding across the world.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The World This Week
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What’s been happening around the world and why it matters.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm The Forum
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Bridget Kendall presents an ideas discussion show which tackles the big questions of our age with some of the world's most eminent minds.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Big Idea
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What are the big ideas shaping our world? This new series from the BBC World Service gets the best new ideas from economics to psychology, neuroscience to philosophy, political science to anthropology, and makes them easy to inwardly digest. Each episode of The Big Idea outlines the big idea through the words of the person who developed the theory. In just nine minutes we offer a weekly chance to listen and feel just a little bit wiser.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm In the Balance
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The Business Daily team looks behind the headlines to find out what's really going on in this changing global economy.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm The World This Week
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What’s been happening around the world and why it matters.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Top of the Pops
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Long-running music chart show featuring videos and performances

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm The Cultural Frontline
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Every week the programme carves out a space for journalistic responses to cultural moments and culturally informed reflections on current affairs, unfolding across the world.

7:30 pm – 7:45 pm BBC Trending
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Explaining the stories the world is sharing in social media.

7:45 pm – 8:00 pm Over to You
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A weekly, 10 minute programme offering listeners the chance to air their views and put their questions and comments about the network to programme makers, presenters and managers.\nPresented by Rajan Datar, it's lively and informative, aiming to give explanation and accountability to BBC programming.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm The World This Week
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What’s been happening around the world and why it matters.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Click
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For the best debate on global technology, social media and the internet - presenter Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Discovery
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Discovery explores today's most significant scientific discoveries and talks to the scientists behind them.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm In the Balance
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The Business Daily team looks behind the headlines to find out what's really going on in this changing global economy.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Big Idea
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What are the big ideas shaping our world? This new series from the BBC World Service gets the best new ideas from economics to psychology, neuroscience to philosophy, political science to anthropology, and makes them easy to inwardly digest. Each episode of The Big Idea outlines the big idea through the words of the person who developed the theory. In just nine minutes we offer a weekly chance to listen and feel just a little bit wiser.

11:00 pm – 11:30 pm The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

11:30 pm – Saturday Midnight The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

Sunday 4/29
12:00 am – 12:30 am Newsroom
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The Newsroom is where the BBC's worldwide network of correspondents tell the stories of the day - clearly and concisely providing compelling journalism, eyewitness accounts, context and analysis.

12:30 am – 1:00 am Assignment
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The world's stories from the point of view of those most affected by them - the victims, the witnesses - and the perpetrators.

1:00 am – 3:30 am Weekend
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A news and current affairs programme which provides the latest news on a wide range of subjects for audiences around the world. \nEach week the programme welcomes two guests for the entire hour to discuss and comment on themes and ideas of the week's news, from the realms of politics, science, music and the arts.

3:30 am – 4:00 am The Food Chain
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The economics, science and culture of what we eat. What does it take to put food on your plate?

4:00 am – 4:30 am The Compass
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A series of programmes about stories, ideas, arguments and trends. Every series will capture something of our time and reflect something new and essential about the early 21st Century.

4:30 am – 5:00 am Heart & Soul
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Personal approaches to religious belief and spirituality from around the world.\n\nHeart and Soul is a weekly half-hour programme that has the scope and understanding to explore different experiences of spirituality from around the world.\n\nWhether examining religious faith or any other belief-system, the programme talks to believers and non-believers, and tries to get beyond superficial notions of spirituality and religion.

5:00 am – 5:30 am From Our Own Correspondent
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Insight, wit and analysis from BBC correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world.

5:30 am – 5:45 am BBC Trending
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Explaining the stories the world is sharing in social media.

5:45 am – 6:00 am Over to You
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A weekly, 10 minute programme offering listeners the chance to air their views and put their questions and comments about the network to programme makers, presenters and managers.\nPresented by Rajan Datar, it's lively and informative, aiming to give explanation and accountability to BBC programming.

6:00 am – 6:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

6:30 am – 7:00 am Boston Calling
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Reflecting on how the world looks through American eyes and exploring the myriad and unexpected ways that the world influences the United States.

7:00 am – 7:30 am BBC World Hacks
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The concept of World Hacks is simple. People are hungry for programmes and stories which complement the sometimes hard news agenda and engages or empowers them about the possibilities for positive change. News programmes rightly sound the alarm on major crises and global problems – from integration and migration – but they often forget to tell us what the solutions might be. So, taking on the big problems of our time, this new programme asks –is it possible to just hack issues like the refugee crisis, air pollution or inequality?

7:30 am – 8:00 am Science In Action
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Jack Stewart and guests discuss the latest science research and news stories from all over the world.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

9:00 am – 10:00 am The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

10:00 am – 11:00 am The Arts Hour
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Music, TV, books, film and the arts – everything that's new in global culture.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Sportsworld
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Live commentary from the English Premier League, topical sporting debate and big name interviews.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Living with Gods
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Neil uses objects from the British Museum’s collections and visits locations around the world in this new 30 episode series, as the focus moves from daily and weekly practices, to festivals, pilgrimages and sacrifices. Neil MacGregor also reflects on the roles of political and religious leaders, and struggles between faiths and states. Objects featured include the Lion Man, a prehistoric ivory sculpture, with a human body and the head of a lion, which is determined to be between 35,000 and 40,000 years old; a 1682 noticeboard from Japan, which listed rewards for information on Christian priests, believers and sympathisers; and the largest silver objects in the world, two silver vessels from Jaipur, India, which were created between 1894 and 1896 for Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm BBC Music on the World Service
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BBC World Service and BBC Music are joining forces to bring the scope and ambition of BBC Music to audiences around the world with the launch of three new monthly programmes. Together with our existing music strand, Global Beats, this means we will be offering a one hour music programme each weekend.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Heart & Soul
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Personal approaches to religious belief and spirituality from around the world.\n\nHeart and Soul is a weekly half-hour programme that has the scope and understanding to explore different experiences of spirituality from around the world.\n\nWhether examining religious faith or any other belief-system, the programme talks to believers and non-believers, and tries to get beyond superficial notions of spirituality and religion.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm The History Hour
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From World War II to the Arab Spring, history told by the people who were there.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Arts Hour
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Music, TV, books, film and the arts – everything that's new in global culture.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm World Business Report
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The latest business and finance news from around the world.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Health Check
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Health Check grapples with health issues on a global scale, investigates discoveries and solutions in healthcare, and looks at how to deliver a healthier world. Presented by Claudia Hammond.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm HARDtalk
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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Conversation
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Success stories from two women from two cultures on the passions that have shaped their lives.

11:00 pm – Sunday Midnight Newsday
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Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London. Tune in and join in the conversation.

Monday 4/30
12:00 am – 12:30 am Newsroom
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The Newsroom is where the BBC's worldwide network of correspondents tell the stories of the day - clearly and concisely providing compelling journalism, eyewitness accounts, context and analysis.

12:30 am – 1:00 am CrowdScience
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CrowdScience hears from the world's leading scientists and engineers, wherever they are in the world, and takes audience questions to them for the most up to date answers. The researchers give us a unique insight into how they carry out the experiments that help them and us understand our world.

1:00 am – 1:30 am The Documentary
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In-depth investigations and reports reveal a window on the world to help you understand what lies behind the headlines.

1:30 am – 2:00 am Boston Calling
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Reflecting on how the world looks through American eyes and exploring the myriad and unexpected ways that the world influences the United States.

2:00 am – 3:30 am Newsday
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Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London. Tune in and join in the conversation.

3:30 am – 3:45 am Business Daily
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

3:45 am – 4:00 am Witness
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The story of our times told by the people who were there.

4:00 am – 5:00 am The Arts Hour
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Music, TV, books, film and the arts – everything that's new in global culture.

5:00 am – 6:00 am World Update
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The day's top news, interviews and the best features with Dan Damon.

6:00 am – 6:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

6:30 am – 7:00 am The Conversation
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Success stories from two women from two cultures on the passions that have shaped their lives.

7:00 am – 8:00 am Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

8:00 am – 8:30 am The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

8:30 am – 8:45 am Why Factor
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Why do we do the things we do? Mike Williams searches for the extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions to inform us about the way we live in the 21st Century.

8:45 am – 9:00 am More or Less
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Tim Harford explains the numbers and statistics used in everyday life.

9:00 am – 10:00 am Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

10:00 am – 10:30 am HARDtalk
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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

10:30 am – 11:00 am World Business Report
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The latest business and finance news from around the world.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm BBC OS
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BBC OS is an exercise in open journalism. It offers insights into how the news is made and how decisions are taken about the BBC’s coverage of stories.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm BBC OS
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BBC OS is an exercise in open journalism. It offers insights into how the news is made and how decisions are taken about the BBC’s coverage of stories.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Outlook
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Compelling real life stories

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Sport Today
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The BBC's sports correspondents tell the story behind today's top sporting news with interviews and reports from across the world.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Why Factor
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Why do we do the things we do? Mike Williams searches for the extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions to inform us about the way we live in the 21st Century.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Discovery
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Discovery explores today's most significant scientific discoveries and talks to the scientists behind them.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Newshour
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm World Business Report
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The latest business and finance news from around the world.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm HARDtalk
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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Conversation
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Success stories from two women from two cultures on the passions that have shaped their lives.

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm The Forum
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Bridget Kendall presents an ideas discussion show which tackles the big questions of our age with some of the world's most eminent minds.

7:45 pm – 8:00 pm Sporting Witness
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The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Business Matters
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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Newsroom
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World news from the BBC's newsroom.

9:30 pm – 9:45 pm Why Factor
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Why do we do the things we do? Mike Williams searches for the extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions to inform us about the way we live in the 21st Century.

9:45 pm – 10:00 pm More or Less
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Tim Harford explains the numbers and statistics used in everyday life.

10:00 pm – 10:30 pm BBC World Hacks
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The concept of World Hacks is simple. People are hungry for programmes and stories which complement the sometimes hard news agenda and engages or empowers them about the possibilities for positive change. News programmes rightly sound the alarm on major crises and global problems – from integration and migration – but they often forget to tell us what the solutions might be. So, taking on the big problems of our time, this new programme asks –is it possible to just hack issues like the refugee crisis, air pollution or inequality?

10:30 pm – 11:00 pm In the Studio
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The BBC World Service is launching an exciting new approach to arts programming with In the Studio. Each week the programme will follow leading artists, designers, musicians, dancers, directors and creatives of all types as they make their work.

11:00 pm – Monday Midnight Newsday
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Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London. Tune in and join in the conversation.



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