Election day was peaceful in Liberia, but are sinister forces at play? Kate Adie introduces analysis, wit, and story-telling from correspondents around the world.
Exorcising The Past
The spiritualists selling costly ‘cures’ and offering exorcisms for mental health problems. Kate Adie introduces stories, wit, and analysis from correspondents around the world.
Nicola Kelly is in Zanzibar where spiritual healers are getting rich as the country struggles to deal with rising demand for mental health services.
Mark Lowen ponders what the future may hold for Iraqi Kurdistan.
Zeinab Badawi explores Charleston in America’s Deep South. The carefully maintained Georgina houses are impressive, but look closely and the marks of the child slaves’ hands that built them are still visible.
Phoebe Smith visits a restaurant for vultures in Nepal.
And Hugh Schofield has become a dad again. He’s discovering that a lot has changed in France since his last child was born 18 years ago.
America's 51st State?
Hurricane Maria has exposed the complex relationship between Puerto Rico and the mainland USA. Kate Adie introduces insight, wit, and analysis from correspondents around the world.
Puerto Ricans are getting used to a new way of life on their storm-ravaged island but not, they tell Aleem Maqbool, getting the help they need from the rest of the United States.
In France, Stephen Sackur assesses President Macron’s chances of rebooting the nation’s economy and asks whether history is repeating itself.
John Sweeney is in Mesquite, once the hometown of Stephen Paddock, as he searches for clues as to what may have motivated the deadliest mass murder in modern America.
In Somalia, Yasmin Ahmed hears young men's dreams of footballing glory and life in Europe – at whatever cost.
And Justin Rowlatt has a confession to make.
From Our Home Correspondent 17/09/2017
Mishal Husain presents dispatches on one family's fraught experience with sepsis, the night Jimi Hendrix played Ilkley and the prospects for coracle fishing in West Wales.
Raqqa In Ruins
It's as if doomsday had arrived early in Raqqa as bats swoop over the remains of the city. Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories and analysis from around the world.
In Syria, Quentin Sommerville finds a city which had been occupied and terrorised by the so-called Islamic State and is now being destroyed by a thousand blows from coalition airstrikes.
In Colombia, Katy Watson reports from the border bridge which 25,000 Venezuelans cross each day. Most do so in search of food and medicine, but more and more are deciding to stay.
In South Africa, Milton Nkosi worries that history is repeating itself with the recent spate of political killings in KwaZulu Natal.
In America’s Deep South, Fleur Macdonald joins fellow MacDonalds, Alexanders, Johnsons, MacSweeneys and MacWhannells as they celebrate their Scottish heritage and their allegiance to Clan Donald.
And in Spain, Chris Bockman visits what was Europe's second-biggest train station, but was left to rot and rust. Today the terminal in Canfranc attracts more curious visitors than it ever did passengers.
Producer: Joe Kent