TV highlights 11/03/13

  • The Guardian - TV News
A History Of Syria With Dan Snow | Panorama – America's Gun Addiction | Broadchurch | Bomb Patrol | Being Eileen | Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened? | Revenge | Live Masters Tennis

A History Of Syria With Dan Snow

9pm, BBC2

Why has Syria descended so quickly into civil war? Travelling in the country and hearing voices from both sides of the conflict, Dan Snow offers the historical perspective. It's a story that encompasses the split between Sunni and Shia Islam, the brutality of French colonial rule and the rise to power of Hafez al-Assad, who offered stability in exchange for establishing a police state. A sobering portrait of a multicultural nation where a lasting peace can't be won in battle. Jonathan Wright

Panorama – America's Gun Addiction

8.30pm, BBC1

The shootings at the Sandy Hook elementary school claimed 26 lives in December last year before perpetrator Adam Lanza turned his assault rifle on himself. In this report,
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