1/6. Julie Andrews hosts this 100-year history of Broadway, celebrating stars and revealing the impact of social and political events. Interviews, original cast recordings and newsreels tell the story from the 1900s to the big-budget productions of today. Episode one describes how Florenz Ziegfeld introduced the early stars of Broadway.
8/8. The climax of the series takes Kirsty Wark to Estonia, where she attends a surreal EU membership celebration, visits the set of a popular soap opera and encounters the unlikely Scottish expat community.
Ian Hislop discovers India by travelling by rail from the port of Calcutta to the desert forts of Rajasthan. He pays a visit to the Taj Mahal and the Indian parliament and is pampered on a train called "Palace on Wheels".
The David and Goliath story of how the McLibel Two - postman Dave Morris and gardener Helen Steel - took on the fast-food giant McDonald's in England's longest ever legal wrangle. Showing in the Storyville strand.
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