4 - 7 May 2015
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Monday 4 May 2015: Science of Stammering
Erika Wright explores the science of Stammering, a widely misunderstood condition that occurs at the same level in all cultures, countries and languages. There is a window of opportunity in early childhood when stammering begins but is also a time of natural faltering when help may not be required, so therapists and parents have to decide when and whether to intervene.
Tuesday 5 May 2015: Who Will Govern Britain? #2 of 2
PJ O’Rourke has travelled the world from war zones to Washington DC writing about the stranger side of politics and foreign affairs. He travels across Britain trying to work out why party politics in the UK is being shaken up. From the Tory heartlands of the south that do not seem that keen on the Tories any more, to Labour’s battle for Scotland. PJ meets politicians, pundits and voters, to find out what it takes to get elected to the UK Parliament in 2015.
Wednesday 6 May 2015: Wrestling out of Poverty
In rural India, wrestling can attract crowds larger than cricket. And for poor, farming communities in Maharashtra, a wrestler in the family can also mean a ticket out of poverty. Rupa Jha meets the young fighters and their families, and explores how this ancient sport is breaking down caste barriers.
Thursday 7 May 2015: Saudi Arabia - Sands of Time #2 of 3
In the second part of Saudi Arabia: Sands of Time Tarek Osman sees how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was suddenly challenged at the end of the 1970s - when it was experiencing immense affluence and rapid development.