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Rich oil deposits mean this densely populated part of Africa should be a superpower of the developing world - instead, the country has been torn apart by civil war and brutal dictatorships. This film, with contributions from Afrobeat star Femi Kuti and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Wole Soyinka , charts Nigeria's bloody and turbulent history.


Femi Kuti
Wole Soyinka

3/6. Maoist insurgents almost spoil
Palin's outing with the annual Gurkha recruitment drive. The suffering starts, though, when he ascends 15.000 feet to witness the majesty of Annapurna. Next, he's blessed by the King of Nepal and visits the world's highest monastery, before heading for Everest.

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