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Global Report


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An Alternative Account of 1981 A land invasion at dawn in Central America ... an unmarried man has a vasectomy in Asia ... a paramedic with three weeks' training saves a baby's life in the barren hills of the Yemen ... an unemployed youth stands trial in Dar es Salaam ... and middle-aged Norwegians chain themselves to bulldozers inside the Arctic Circle. Told by those who lived through them, they are stories which unfolded gradually throughout the year - so they never made the nightly news. But the changes they are part of will affect the lives of millions of people. And together they add up to a different record of what happened to the human family in 1981. Photography DEREK BANKS Film editor CHRIS LYSAGHT
Associate producer PETER ADAMSON Producer PETER ARMSTRONG


Editor: Chris Lysaght
Producer: Peter Adamson
Producer: Peter Armstrong

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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