Two Great Watches

Spike Posted by Colin Corbridge on Tue, 03 Feb 2009 | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Following hot on the heals of my last post, which recommended a few things to read, here are two TV programmes that I reckon are worth a watch…not that I want to dominate your leisure time or anything!

The BBC’s Explore programme was excellent on Sunday and featured a journey along Africa’s Great Rift Valley. At times the camera work was beautiful and the stories that the programme told were really engaging – an hour well spent on Sunday night. If you’re interested in Ethiopia or Kenya in particular you can watch the programme on iPlayer.

Last night I caught part of Dispatches on Channel 4 – which featured a report about the effects of DR Congo’s recent conflict on children who live in the east of the country. Sometimes when we think about things like this it’s easy to fall into the trap of concentrating on the ‘big’ statistics and to lose sight of the impact on real people. The programme makers did a good job on making the story personal. If you have an interest in what’s going on in east or central Africa (and are a PC user!) then you can see the programme for the next month on Channel 4’s website.