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The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Vanessa Kisuule.
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Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.
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