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Monday 7 May -  Fussy Old World
The fussy toddler refuses to eat her vegetables, has a tantrum and throws the food on the floor in protest. It’s a familiar scene that haunts parents the world over… or does it? And what, if anything, has economics got to do with it? This week The Food Chain takes a global look at 'fussy eating', and finds out about different cultural expectations and solutions. Emily Thomas talks to a psychologist, a sociologist and a behavioural geneticist to debate the phenomenon, and parents in Beijing, Nairobi, Kolkata and London share their tactics. (BBC)

Tuesday 8 May -The Invisible Man of Britain’s Far Right
Simon Cox investigates the anti-immigration, anti-Muslim organisation Knights Templar International – not to be confused with the medieval Knights Templar organisation. Concern about the activities of Knights Templar International and its front man Jim Dowson is growing across Europe as the organisation recruits more members to its cause and threatens the peace in some of the most volatile regions. (BBC)

Wednesday 9 May - Mirrored
From childhood to old age, a journey through life reflected in the mirror – via a series of interviews recorded with people as they confront their reflection in the mirror. What do they see? How has their face changed? Cathy FitzGerald,goes from home to home in contemporary Britain, catching its subjects in bedrooms and bathrooms and lounges, in order to hold up a mirror to the ageing process itself. (BBC)

Thursday 10 May - Gone - The Sea that Disappeared
A documentary looking at the vast desert made of toxic dust and pesticides, once The Aral Sea.  Twenty-six thousand square miles of sea is now called Aralkum or ‘The Aral Sands’ locally. When the Soviets started building dozens of dams and canals in the 1960s and deprived the Aral Sea of its two main tributaries – the rivers Amudarya and Syrdarya – the sea started shrinking. The governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan who shared the former sea are not able to restore it. Rustam Qobil visits this desert and talks to people who have lost their sea, health and loved ones to this man-made disaster. (BBC)