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Thursday, November 11, 1999 Published at 13:01 GMT


Archive: Series Five



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Mexico (12 August 1999)


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Presenter John Egan investigates why Mexico is bringing in a cash welfare system just as many countries are scaling theirs back. Plus, the lawless 'narco' culture that's taking over Mexican music, and the many culinary uses of the cactus.


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  • Hong Kong (5 August 1999)


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    Presenter Jill McGivering reports on the battle over roots, rights and residency in Hong Kong ... and how the nearby island of Macao is preparing for its own handover back to Chinese rule..


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  • Croatia (29 July 1999)


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    Producer Hugh Levinson examines how four years after its own Balkan war ended, Croatia is still struggling to pick up the pieces. Plus, naturism on the Adriatic, and the football scandal that's outraged the nation.


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  • Tanzania (22 July 1999)


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    Presenter Max Easterman reports on a shaky truce on Zanzibar, the idyllic island where politics are a local passion. Plus, a meeting with a guardian of the secrets of womanhood, and how traditional Tanzanian music is being revived.


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  • Ireland (15 July 1999)


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    Presenter Rosie Goldsmith examines how Irish society is changing, as the spiritual values of the Lamb of God clash with the economic boom of the Celtic Tiger. Plus, a look at Dublin's choking traffic - and enduring tradition of horse markets.


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  • Pakistan (8 July 1999)


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    Producer Arlene Gregorius reports on the backlash against some of Pakistan's pirs - holy men - who've been accused of harming more than they heal. Plus, how to be a female professional in Pakistan, and the sound of bagpipes at the Army's music school.


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  • Corsica (1 July 1999)


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    Presenter Rhod Sharp delves into the murky tale of plots, arson and official cover-ups on France's "impossible island". Also: how to get rid of the evil eye, and the unique sound of Corsican polyphonic singing.


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  • Turkey ( 24 June 1999)
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    Producer Lucy Ash explores Turkey's history of hosting refugees from the Balkans - and its contradictory feelings about Kosovars and Kurds. Plus, why the country's biggest pop star is embroiled in a row about military service.


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