This World is a BBC televisiondocumentary strand, shown in the United Kingdom on BBC Two, and occasionally internationally on BBC World. The subject matter is mainly social issues and current affairs stories from around the world.
Most films in the series run for one hour and in the UK are usually broadcast at 2100 on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. The This Worldwebsite includes additional features and a discussion facility for public comment on the programmes. The BBC streams episodes in RealVideo format via its website for a limited period after they have been shown, and sells them on DVD and VHS by mail order.
As Iran defies the world by restarting its nuclear programme, Paul Kenyon travels to the Islamic Republic with UN nuclear inspectors, and gains exclusive behind-the-scene access to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iranian negotiators talk candidly about why they deceived the world over their nuclear programme for 18 years.
But it takes on a new complexion now we know that Iran later abandoned the diplomacy and chose to start enriching uranium again.
Carrie Gracie follows three villagers in China who become subject to an urbanisation.
"Interviews Before Execution: The Chinese Talk Show"
12 March 2012
The programme takes a look at Chinese television programme Interviews Before Execution in which death row inmates are interviewed by a reporter shortly before they are executed. Chinese authorities cancelled the show following international interest generated by the documentary.
"South Africa: The Massacre That Changed a Nation"
24 March 2013
"The Mafia's Secret Bunkers"
1 May 2013
"India's Supersize Kids"
13 August 2013
Anita Rani investigates into a growing epidemic of childhood obesity in India.
"American's Stoned Kids"
24 August 2013
"Terror in the Desert"
31 August 2013
"History of Congo"
9 October 2013
"No Sex Please, We're Japanese"
24 October 2013
Anita Rani goes into the journey across Japan to investigate as why the Japanese are not having enough babies
"World's Busiest Maternity Ward"
31 October 2013
Anita Rani travels to Manila - one of world’s most densely populated cities - to understand how the Philippines and countries across the developing world in general are facing a future with a rapidly growing population.
"Don't Panic - The Truth About Population"
7 November 2013
Swedish statistician Professor Hans Rosling presents an 'as live' studio event featuring cutting-edge 3D infographics painting a vivid picture of a world that has changed in ways we barely understand – often for the better.
A 12 year old boy is sold by his mother for £25 to a fisherman in Ghana. The boy will spend his childhood diving to disentangle nets in the murky waters of Lake Volta.
In Saudi Arabia, a six year old boy who has been trafficked into the country from Yemen, in order to beg on the streets for a gang master, is picked up by the Saudi authorities and deported.
Meanwhile in Cambodia, a 17 year old girl recalls her horrific life as a sex slave, sold to a brothel aged 12.
These are just three of the lives encountered in this special documentary looking at the extraordinary, global story of child slavery today, in which eight and a half million children are estimated to be involved.