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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2014.

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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2014.

    Surviving the Most Lethal Route in the World

    Surviving the Most Lethal Route in the World

    One boat, two families; trying to escape war in Syria, desperate to start a new life in Europe. In October 2013, dozens of migrants aboard that boat died, as it travelled across the Mediterranean Sea. But some eventually made it to Malta. What happened next?

    • 50 min
    Musa's Money

    Musa's Money

    The richest man of all time was 14th Century monarch King Mansa Musa, who reigned over Mali from 1312 to 1337. His fortune came from gold and salt, and control of trade routes.

    • 27 min
    The Lipinski

    The Lipinski

    A startling 300-year journey of a Stradivarius violin through the lives of geniuses, dictators, refugees, and the Milwaukee thieves who stole it from violinist Frank Almond.

    • 50 min
    The Great War Diaries

    The Great War Diaries

    How ordinary people – soldiers, mothers, nurses, even children – experienced World War One and the little-known human side of the world's first truly global conflict. With stories of love, loss, hope and fervour.

    • 50 min
    Abdi and the Golden Ticket

    Abdi and the Golden Ticket

    Assignment follows Abdi Nor, a winner of the annual US green card lottery, as he attempts to escape from a life of poverty in Kenya and realise the American dream.

    • 27 min
    Karaoke as Art?

    Karaoke as Art?

    Is karaoke now an art form? Music critic Katie Puckrik hits the clubs in Portland, Oregon, to find out.

    • 27 min

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