Sunday 4 'til 8 for Sunday 13 November 2011
4:07 The Sunday Feature: The Dark Side Of Diplomacy
Diplomacy is often presented as an art form, the peak of civilisation in a barren political world. But what happens when it is conducted with torturers, murderers and serial human rights abusers?
Lyse Doucet speaks to the politicians, diplomats and activists who have had to deal with the worst tyrants in modern history - from Saddam Hussein to Slobodan Milosevic - and finds out how they coped with it. How did they operate when they knew the next meeting on the president's list might be held in the torture chamber? How did they separate emotion from the need to conduct business? How should diplomats engage with brutal regimes? And Is engagement always better than isolation in the case of tyrannical regimes?
Lyse also speaks to the ambassadors – often from less-powerful countries – who see Britain, America and the West as the real tyrants, about those relationships. (BBC)
5:12 Spiritual Outlook
Our regular catch up with the world of religion, spirituality, faith and ethics – presented by Justin Gregory and Sonia Yee, alternating with a series from the BBC's World Service programme, Heart and Soul.
Eru Rerekura showcases Māori artists and music (RNZ)
6:06 Te Ahi Kaa
Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)
7:06 One in Five
The issues and experience of disability (RNZ)
7:35 The Strand
A glimpse into the world of art, writing and books (BBC)