The week in TV: Syria: The World’s War; The Rain; My Year With the Tribe; Mountain

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Lyse Doucet gives an unflappable account of civilians under fire, Copenhagen’s teens face the apocalypse – plus penis-gourds in Papua

Syria: The World’s War (BBC2) | iPlayer
The Rain (Netflix)
My Year With the Tribe (BBC2) | iPlayer
Mountain (BBC4) | iPlayer

Homs, Aleppo, Raqqa, Daraya. The names leach from our radios in the morning, adorn our nightly news programmes – the camerawork always a little graphically sanitised, even post-watershed – and have been doing so since 2011. The woeful misnomer that is the Syrian “civil war” has now been storming our confused, conflicted consciousnesses longer than the second world war, and Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s Canadian-born chief international correspondent, has been there or thereabouts pretty much all along.

Doucet marvelled at the human capacity for venality, blind revenge and descent to more atrocity

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