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Windows on the World for the week commencing 20 February 2012

Monday 20 February: A New World of Wine

Peter Day drinks in big changes in the world wine industry. He visits China and Argentina where the wine industry is changing the global balance of supply and demand.

Tuesday 21 February: Lisdoonvarna – Ireland’s Love Capital

It's an unlikely venue for international romance, a small town on the edge of a stark, scarred limestone plateau; but Lisdoonvarna in the Republic of Ireland has been a matchmaking centre for hundreds of years.  Every September, once their harvests were in, farmers from County Clare and the surrounding counties would flock to the town in search of a companion. These days the festival attracts hopefuls from all over the world.  The BBC's Alison Finch goes on the road to Lisdoonvarna  to meet Willie Daly, a third generation traditional matchmaker (who does a little horse-trading on the side).

Wednesday 22 February: English In The East (Part 1 of 2)

English has been the dominant global language but is it the language of the future in Asia?  In the first of two BBC programmes Jennifer Pak visits Malaysia and Singapore, two countries where colonial ties to the English language are loosening.

Thursday 23 February: America's Poor

Assignment examines what it means to be poor in the richest country in the world.