Mon, November 8th, 2018
Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2
Al-Assad, meaning “The Lion” in Arabic is a family name synonymous with ruling Syria since 1971. Establishing an authoritarian government with the Ba’ath Party, an ideology which combines Arabic socialism, nationalism, pan-Arabism and anti-imperialism, seeks to unite one Arabic state. The family holds onto control with a firm grip, Hafez al-Assad held office from 1971 to 2000, described as an ‘old-fashioned Middle East dictator’ he saw off 6 US presidents.
Mon, November 1st, 2018
Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2
For a decade there has been many different documentaries charting the financial crash in 2008, this programme is arguably the best. Taking us back to a single day in that year, Tuesday the 7th of October, it explores just what The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) did to to trigger such an economic panic across the United Kingdom.
Mon, October 24th, 2018
Sunday 6.30pm – 7.30pm, BBC2
The horrific and shocking events on the 14th of June 2017 still resonate with Londoners, the blackened ruin of Grenfell Tower still stands as it is slowly covered with tarpaulin to hide the scars. A distinguishable outline on the Kensington skyline, it stands as both a reminder and indication that despite being the most wealthiest borough in the country, it is also home to some of the poorest people and is rife with social inequality. This BBC documentary clearly highlights that this is nothing new, historically the area has always had this social ...
Mon, October 17th, 2018
Thursday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5
The Korean peninsula has been the focus of much attention in recent press, from the unparalleled visit by US president Donald Trump to the nuclear tests causing widespread panic across Japan and even Hawaii, the media is never far away.
Since the division of the country across the 38th parallel in 1948 to appease both the Americans and the Russians, tensions have flared across the demilitarized zone that separates South and North Korea. The two countries are polar opposites, the South embracing technology and capitalism, a global power. Whereas ...
Mon, October 10th, 2018
Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1
In early 2018 the press started to report that six of the largest ten academy trusts in England issued warnings over short-staffing, pay, financial risks and building safety. These trusts cover hundreds of schools across the country. With a £2.7 Bn shortfall in education since 2015 and a serious teacher retention problem, the Academies proposal was developed as an ideological way to save money, reform education and it was hailed by parents initially, with more than 7000 schools transforming.
The way in which Academies have formed and started to run ...