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1989: Simpson Returns - Episode 2


The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-communist life. Through personal stories, he traces the different roads that East Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania have taken since 1989. John returns to Prague to speak to those who lived through the Velvet Revolution and asks what they feel about what has happened in the two decades since. The Communist regime was overthrown in 1989 but the Communists are still proudly there, and appear to have some fervent new recruits. So did the playwrights, actors and rock musicians deliver the country they had hoped for?

Broadcasts

  • 2009-11-17 09:00:00 - 2009-11-17 09:30:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2009-11-17 21:30:00 - 2009-11-17 21:58:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,