Nigel, a surgeon, talks about the life saving operation he performed on a young man gunned down on the street in a case of mistaken identity. He might recover physically, but the mental scarring will last years.
The brother and best friend of Michael Hanley describe the night he was shot dead outside a club in Dewsbury. Each has a dramatic and moving story of the murder, the subsequent trial and the lasting effect the killing has had on them both.
Lifetime Barking residents Susan and Jeff have never said hello to their Nigerian neighbours, insisting that "they are not our people." Dave becomes a BNP activist even though his daughters have relationships with the very people he is lashing out against. Meanwhile, African Betty and Holocaust survivor Monty form a relationship based on laughter and affection, despite disapproving stares. A charming, often funny examination of modern attitudes in multi-ethnic Britain
Part of the White season about ethnicity in Britain. Filmmaker Henry Singer tells the story of the Wibsey Workingmen's Club in Bradford. The club is struggling to survive, and members' worries for the beloved institution reflect larger anxieties about their community. With high unemployment, immigration and the smoking ban, members feel their way of life is under threat.
Forty years after Enoch Powell's infamous speech predicting that mass immigration would lead to violence on our streets, filmmaker Denys Blakeway explores the impact of the maverick Conservative MP's words and legacy. This film examines Powell's speech in unprecedented detail, discovering how his core argument was ignored in favour of his incendiary language. It questions what led him to speak out in the first place and traces the speech's effect on immigration policy in Britain
According to some of the locals, Peterborough is being stretched to breaking point by the influx of Eastern Europeans, attracted to the area by the promise of high wages and decent living conditions in exchange for manual labour. Employers are delighted with their Polish recruits, but some residents want the Poles to go home. They're not alone. The Polish city of Gdansk wants its workers back. Its shipyards are struggling without them and there aren't enough men to build the football stadium ready for Euro 2012. This prompts Gdansk's leaders to visit Peterborough to plead for the return of their workers. Can the Polish immigrants be tempted home and how will the local economy cope if they left?
Ten years in the making, this series explores how a violent and racist government was destroyed by the concerted efforts of men and women working on multiple fronts inside and outside South Africa for more than three decades.
Scott Mills travels to Uganda where the death penalty could soon be introduced for being gay. The gay Radio 1 DJ finds out what it's like to live in a society which persecutes people like him and meets those who are leading the hate campaign.
Documentary which captures the moment when the Nobel Prize-winning dissident Aung San Suu Kyi took the huge, risky step into everyday politics in Burma. This tells Suu Kyi's extraordinary personal and political story, how she turned from Oxford housewife into national leader and then international icon of resistance.
International investigative documentary series. It has been quite a year for America's first black president. Promising change and appealing for unity, Barack Obama won his way into two wars and the worst recession since the 1930s
n Thailand a charismatic woman leader has just won a general election promising justice for the victims of army violence. Last year more than ninety people were killed in bloody clashes between demonstrators and the army in central Bangkok.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the influential novel To Kill a Mockingbird, writer Andrew Smith visits Monroeville in Alabama, the setting of the book, to see how life there has changed in half a century.
Are you paying more council tax than your neighbours? Last year Tonight’s Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis revealed how to check and challenge your council tax band; thousands succeeded, each getting a massive payout. Now it’s become a political issue with the Tories accusing the Government of hiding the fact 400,000 homes are paying too much. Tonight examines whether this stacks up, showing how to check if you're a victim and, if so, how to get your money back.
In just one year, 1.6 million Britons received the wrong tax bill from the Inland Revenue. Tonight's Jonathan Maitland meets the victims battling to get their money back and uncovers widespread chaos in the tax department
On December 17th 2003, a 25-year-old woman called Malalai Joya stood up during the Afghan Grand Assembly and declared that many of those present were 'felons' and 'criminals' who had turned the country 'into the nucleus of national and international wars'.
In a country where the Taliban outlawed music, Afghan Star is a small but significant unifying force for the country's diverse ethnic groups; as the programme's presenter Daod Sediqi says, 'the aim is to take the people's hand from weapons to music'.
During the Soviet era, the people of Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan were used as human guinea pigs in the testing of nuclear weapons. Today the residents believe they are living with the consequences: one in 20 children is born with defects.