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This World - Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice

BBC
Documentary which captures the moment when the Nobel Prize-winning dissident Aung San Suu Kyi took the huge, risky step into everyday politics in Burma. This tells Suu Kyi's extraordinary personal and political story, how she turned from Oxford housewife into national leader and then international icon of resistance.
Politics & Public Policy



This World - Obama and Me

BBC 2
International investigative documentary series. It has been quite a year for America's first black president. Promising change and appealing for unity, Barack Obama won his way into two wars and the worst recession since the 1930s
Politics & Public Policy




Tonight - Council Tax Cover Up

ITV
Are you paying more council tax than your neighbours? Last year Tonight’s Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis revealed how to check and challenge your council tax band; thousands succeeded, each getting a massive payout. Now it’s become a political issue with the Tories accusing the Government of hiding the fact 400,000 homes are paying too much. Tonight examines whether this stacks up, showing how to check if you're a victim and, if so, how to get your money back.
Politics & Public Policy




True Stories - Afgan Star

BBC
In a country where the Taliban outlawed music, Afghan Star is a small but significant unifying force for the country's diverse ethnic groups; as the programme's presenter Daod Sediqi says, 'the aim is to take the people's hand from weapons to music'.
Politics & Public Policy


True Stories - Black Gold

Nick Francis Mark Francis
As westerners sip designer lattes and cappuccinos, Ethiopian coffee growers live in hardship. Black Gold travels from Ethiopia to Seattle to reveal the grinding poverty behind our daily cup of luxury.
Politics & Public Policy






True Stories - Kissinger

More 4
Henry Kissinger has done more than any other individual to shape the foreign policy of the United States, both during his time as Secretary of State, and afterwards, as he continued to advise successive presidents and governments around the world.Over a p
Politics & Public Policy





True Stories - Sarah Palin: You Betcha!

Nick Broomfield
Award-winning director Nick Broomfield battles the snows of Alaska in mid-winter, to find the school friends, family and Republican colleagues that in previous days gave their heart, soul and belief to charismatic, charming, intoxicating ex-hockey mum Sarah Palin.
Politics & Public Policy