TV Times - 5-11 May 2007

Evo Morales

A broad variety of international political perspectives are on offer this week.

Documentaries of particular interest to the concerned libertarian communist this week include a look at the conflict within Bolivia concerning land rights and within China concerning worker displacement. The little known story of the treatment of Nazis and jews in neutral Ireland in the Second World War is discussed and there is also a frustrating look at the lifestyle choice of a handful of so-called submissive wives.

Sat 5 May - 7.05 - 7.35pm - Channel 4 - Unreported World - 4/10
In Bolivia 7% of the population own 90% of the land. New President Evo Morales has been attempting to keep to his pledge of redistribution but has come across a lot of conflict and confrontation in so doing.

Mon 7 May - 8.30 - 9pm - BBC1 - Panorama - White Fright.
Reportage from a town in the north of England where the white and Muslim Asian communities are becoming increasingly segregated.

Mon 7 May - 9 - 10pm - Channel 5 - Hidden Lives: Obedient Wives
The last in the series of this variable documentary strand looks at the lives of women who choose - on whatever level! - a Stepford Wife style existence. A guaranteed hackle-raiser.

Tue 8 May - 10.00 - 11.05pm - Channel 4 - The Seven Sins of England
This is a drama documentary about the history of anti-social behaviour in England which attempts to argue that efforts to curb said behaviour are pointless as disrespect and a lust for violence have been a part of the nation's spirit for centuries.

Thu 10 May - 9 - 11.05pm - Channel 4 - Saddam's Tribe
This drama documentary charts the downfall of Saddam Hussein inspired by eyewitness testimony and interviews with the dictator's daughter Raghad who witnessed a power struggle in the family.

Thu 10 May - 11.05pm - 12.05am - Channel 4 - Hitler - The Comedy Years
A look at the history of comedy ridiculing the fascist dictator; as a featured comedy writer says "If you can laugh at something you can control it.... and make it seem less scary."

Fri 11 May - 7.35 - 8pm - Channel 4 - Unreported World - 5/10
Chongqing in China is the world's fastest growing city but its economic boom - and that of the rest of China - is at the expense of tens of millions of workers and dispossessed farmers.

Pick of the Week red n black star
Fri 11 May - 9 - 10pm - History - Ireland's Nazis - 1/2
War veteran Cathal O'Shannon investigates the Irish involvement in the Second World War. In the aftermath of the war, Ireland gave sanctuary to a number of Nazi war criminals. Cathal shows how various SS members evaded justice and tells of how anti-Semitism flourished in neutral Ireland. He shows how few Jewish refugees were given asylum - it remains to be seen if any more uplifting material is to be found in the final part next week.

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Lone Wolf
May 5 2007 03:23



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