Kirsty Lang presents. Then Weather
Russian soprano Anna Netrebko sings popular arias by Puccini,
Bellini and Dvorak accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic and their conductor
Gianandrea Noseda. The concert concludes with Shostakovich's powerful
Symphony No 5 in D minor. Also on BBC Radio 3. BBCi: interactive features are available via the red button on the handset
Regional Variations (2)
Military historian Richard Holmes looks at some of history's major battles. In this edition he walks through fields where the Battle of the Somme took place. Show more
Wounded on his first day at the front, a soldier endures years of reconstructive surgery. Eric Caravaca stars in Francois Dupeyron's moving First World War drama from 2001. In French with English subtitles. Review page 46.
Margaret Macmillan assesses the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that resulted in the controversial Versailles Treaty. Was peacemaking always destined to be messy?