It’s widely regarded as one of the most secretive religious organisations in the world. It makes heavy demands on its members - and has been accused of cult-like practices. It’s also an influential movement within Roman Catholicism. Opus Dei, made famous by Dan Brown’s bestselling novel the Da Vinci Code, has many critics - but few have found out what life is like on the inside. The BBC’s religious affairs correspondent, Christopher Landau, has been granted exclusive access to the movement’s extensive headquarters in Rome. He meets both priests and lay people who devote their lives (and their money) to this movement which, though less than 100 years old, exerts powerful influence over both its members and the wider church.
In the run up to the Indonesian elections in April, Anita Barraud travels to four different regions of the country to take a closer look at its politics and democracy.
What is it really like to be old? In this four part series, Jane Little meets people from four continents to find out. In part two, she hears from older people facing financial challenges in Kenya, Brazil, the UK and the US.
Lucy Ash looks at a successful prison reform scheme in Kansas that is turning crack dealers into respectable businessmen. She also visits Italy where a maximum security jail has become Tuscany’s most exclusive eatery. Join Lucy on the final stop on her global journey looking at innovative ways to cut crime.