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Monday 12 February - Her Story Made History: Monica McWilliams #1 of 5
On the 100th anniversary of the first time British women won the vote, Lyse Doucet travels across the globe, meeting women from Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Liberia and Iceland to discover that the victory of 1918 in Britain has continued to resonate through the century. She hears reflections from some of the world’s most influential women’s rights activists, including former presidents, and shares her own experiences in reporting from some of the most troubled regions. This week Lyce travels to Belfast to meet Monica McWilliams who was one of only two local women who were at the table during negotiations which led to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 in Northern Ireland.

Tuesday 13 February - Three Pillars of Trump #3 of 3
3. Healthcare Reform. The president is slowly but steadily changing the way the healthcare operates in the US. The BBC’s senior North America reporter, Anthony Zurcher, examines the challenges facing Donald Trump’s Administration, including efforts to replace Obamacare as well as his handling of the opioid addiction epidemic and efforts to reform the medical system for US veterans.    

Wednesday 14 February - In The Studio: Lisa Reihana
The BBC's  Tim Marlow visits New Zealand to talk to artist  - Lisa Reihana - about what follows her most recent work which became one of the highlights of the 2017 Venice Biennale.  The new project that is a 3-dimensional film which again looks at the meeting of two cultures, featuring an epic encounter between two female warriors.

Thursday 15 February - The Pig Problem
A deadly and highly contagious disease is spreading across Europe's pig farms. African Swine Fever Virus doesn't harm humans, but once it infects domestic and wild pigs almost all of them die through internal bleeding within days. With a vaccine still years off, and amid fears the disease could reach as far as China, we ask if the virus can be stopped, and how. Emily Thomas meets people who think the answer lies in building fences between countries, genetically engineering pigs, and even calling in the army to hunt down disease-spreading wild boar.