GCSE students, particularly Year 11, should watch last Thursday’s BBC Panorama programme about the British Government’s secret Military Reaction Force in Northern Ireland in 1972. You can catch it on iPlayer until Thursday evening at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03jprmx/Panorama_Britains_Secret_Terror_Force/. There was also a fascinating assessment of the Middle East today by Jeremy Bowen on Radio 4s Today programme on the 21st November. You will find the few minutes article at 1.13:45 minutes in to the programme at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03hwn07/Today_21_11_2013/. Not very cheerful stuff, any of it! Nevertheless, essential for your understanding of history and the world today!