In the first of a new series, former Paralympian Ade Adepitan investigates basketball in Cuba, where poorly paid sportsmen are forced to defect abroad to further their careers and, effectively exiled, leave their families behind. All a far cry from our own pampered sports stars. This issue is a pinpoint symptom of a political system which is too complex to be documented in only 25 minutes.
Still, if you look past the basketball, you can glimpse a snapshot of a life in communist Cuba, teasingly touching on issues that are never really explored in full. Issues of family, economy, national loyalty and oppression spring up around a central theme: is sport driven by love or money? Whether this question alone is worthy of the usually harrowing ‘Unreported World’ strand is arguable, but it certainly offers a unique angle on a much wider issue. Claire Winter
Belushi's Bar London Bridge
There's a proper party vibe to this London Bridge branch of Belushi's - there's a huge basement club open until 4am at the weekends, alongside drink offers, special promotions, comedy nights, sport events and live entertainment. The drinks list proves a draw for a crowd comprising local workers, students and backpackers. Cocktails range from classic drops such as mojitos, cuba libres and tequila sunrises to sharing options and shooters that include Jägermeisters and a peanut butter jelly shot - a mix of Amarula, crème de mure and Frangelico. Continental lagers and a few well-known wines are also on offer. The food menu boasts plenty of crowd-pleasers influenced by the USA. Burger orders keep the kitchen busy alongside hot dogs, nachos, quesadillas, BBQ racks of ribs, wings, tacos and traditional fish and chips. Breakfast options are on offer, too.
Venue says: “Check out our new-look menu with killer burgers, platters and much more!”