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Windows on the World for the week commencing Monday 22 August 2011

Monday 22 August: New Dimensions for Manufacturing (Part 2)

In the second part of New Dimensions for Manufacturing, Peter Day talks to the experts about the potential for 3D printing to revolutionise manufacturing as well as the way that business thinks and works. And he finds out what could be made using 3D printers.

Tuesday 23 August: The Day The Wall Went Up (Part 1 of 2)

On Sunday 13 August 1961 Berliners awoke to find telephone wires cut and a wall being erected across the city. The wall, which ultimately extended for over 100 miles, separated them from family, friends and jobs for 28 years. In so doing, it became a potent symbol of the Cold War. On the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall going up Gerry Northam examines the Wall's political context and re-visits the day which signified the peak of the Cold War, the constant threat of nuclear war, and the human price paid for yet more failed ideologies.

Wednesday 24 August: August Central America 

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Central Americans leave home and travel north overland, hoping to make a new life in the United States. This has always been a difficult journey - now it is perilous. Mexican drug cartels have seen a business opportunity in the migrants: they are being systematically kidnapped en route, and held to ransom. Linda Pressly follows part of the migrants' route, from Peten in Guatemala, to the southern Mexican town of Tenosique in this BBC Assignment programme.

Thursday 25 August: Ganga Ma: Voices of the River (Part 1 of 2)

Worshipped as a goddess by Hindus and revered by the millions of people that benefit day to day from its waters, the Ganges plays a central role in religion and faith across India. In Heart and Soul we explore the spiritual life of its waters and shores. The Kumbh Mela in Haridwar is a huge religious festival that takes place there only once every 12 years and it commemorates a holy event in Hindu mythology - the churning of the ocean to produce the nectar of immortality. This programme, recorded during last year's celebrations as millions come to bathe in the river, explores how the need for the water to flow for cultural and religious purposes is being challenged by the country's thirst for electrical power.