This Week's World

This Week's World, presented by Emily Maitlis, is a major new Saturday current affairs programme for BBC Two.

It brings audiences in-depth analysis of topical world issues. Each week, this magazine show will dissect one current global problem that affects ordinary lives. From energy to the economy and global living standards, to social movements, conflicts, or diplomatic tensions, This Week's World will help viewers to understand the impact on the world and possible solutions. It features interviews and debate with those in the know as well as international reporting and engaging graphics, including animated explainers.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2016 - 2016)
Schedule: Saturdays at 17:20 (40 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode

America and the World

Episode 1x06; Jun 18, 2016

Current affairs programme presented by Emily Maitlis, bringing audiences in-depth analysis of topical world issues. Looking ahead towards the US election, Emily Maitliss unpacks some of the deeper issues facing America both domestically and in terms

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: America and the WorldJun 18, 2016
1x05: Is Saudi Arabia a Dangerous Ally?Jun 11, 2016
1x04: The Future of Mandela's PartyJun 4, 2016
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