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Tracing Tea in Kyrgyzstan - BBC World Service Report

 

Ben Tavener of the BBC Russian Service reports on the prospects, and challenges, facing the Kyrgyz tourism industry.

 

Duration: 7:33 (In Russian)

Producer: Ben Tavener, BBC Russian Service

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 1

 

A General Introduction

 

Duration 5:33

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 2

 

Early History to Alexander the Great and the Graeco Bactrian Kingdom

 

Duration: 9:08

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 3

 

The Mauryans to the Arab Invasion

 

Duration: 9:10

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 4

 

Mahmud of Ghazni

 

Duration: 7:41

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 5

 

The Timurids

 

Duration: 6:39

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 6

 

Babur

 

Duration: 3:57

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 7

 

From 1747 to 1826 - the Rise and fall of the First Great Afghan Empire

 

Duration: 5:22

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 8

 

The First and Second Afghan War and the Great Game

 

Duration: 10:03

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 9

 

Reforms - from 1901 to 1928

 

Duration: 3:58

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 10

 

From 1929 to 1973

 

Duration: 4:43

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 11

 

From 1973 to 1989 - Coups, Counter-coups and Collapse

 

Duration: 5:04

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

A Short History of Afghanistan by Bijan Omrani - Part 12

 

From 1990 to 2001 Civil War and the Taliban

 

Duration: 3:24

Producer: Megan Boot, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

When did tea arrive in London?

 

Sophie Ibbotson explains how the Britain's favourite beverage first reached the London.

 

Duration: 0:15

Narrator: Sophie Ibbotson, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

The Sir Robert Walpole - A Tea Ship

 

Tea was among other valuable commodities imported to the UK by ship.

 

Duration: 0:22

Narrator: Sophie Ibbotson, Maximum Exposure Productions

 

Tea & Waterborne Diseases

 

How tea made densely populated cities possible.

 

Duration: 0:22

Narrator: Tom Wilks, University of Cambridge

 

William Jardine - A Tea and Opium Trader

 

Before tea was grown in India, the British traded opium with China in exchange for tea.

 

Duration: 0:59

Narrator: Bijan Omrani, orientalist and author