The BBC's Direct seasons are a chance to look behind the headlines at everyday life in one country. The Direct season allows the BBC's experts and locally based journalists to explore the issues which reveal the heart of the country. They examine topics which really matter to anyone trying to understand that country and its people - the economic opportunities and challenges, living life at every level of society, its traditions and innovations.
The Direct seasons complement the BBC's
by covering more personal stories through programmes such as One Square Mile and Working Lives. They harness the BBC's unrivalled network of journalists to bring the inside story of the world's great nations to a wider audience.