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Terry Pratchett, Salman Rushdie, Alice Walker and Joanna Trollope remember the novels of Jeffrey Archer, Sue Townsend and Tom Wolfe, as well as Stephen Hawking's Brief History of Time and Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.

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Terry Pratchett
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Salman Rushdie
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Alice Walker
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Joanna Trollope
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Jeffrey Archer
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Sue Townsend
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Tom Wolfe
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Stephen Hawking

A three-hour version of Norma Percy's acclaimed series telling the inside story of the Middle East conflict.
Part one starts in 1948, the year of the state of Israel's founding, and ends in the early 1970s, by which time Israel had become the Middle East's dominant power. Along the way it recalls the Suez Crisis and the Six Day War.

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Norma Percy

Part Two. War broke out in 1970 and again in 1981 with the invasion of Lebanon, but peace initiatives came too - first with President Sadat of Egypt's treaty with Israel in 1978, then with the Oslo Accords, paving the way for talks between the PLO and Israel.

BBC Four

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BBC Four reflects arts, music and culture with an ambitious range of intellectually and culturally enriching programmes, taking an expert and in-depth approach to its subjects.

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