Gift Horses And Gaffes

Ben Macintyre casts an eye over the presents given and received by our governments and asks whether it's really worth the bother.

The awkward giving of gifts that the recipient doesn't know what they are for, the painstaking selection of bespoke gifts that are discovered to be culturally insensitive, the issue of what to do with all the ruddy things: Ben hears of the trials of making that right selection.

Produced by Lucy Adam.

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20100922


Ben Macintyre casts an eye over the presents given and received by our governments and asks whether it's really worth the bother.

The awkward giving of gifts that the recipient doesn't know what they are for, the painstaking selection of bespoke gifts that are discovered to be culturally insensitive, the issue of what to do with all the ruddy things: Ben hears of the trials of making that right selection.

Produced by Lucy Adam.

Ben Macintyre explores the tricky world of diplomatic gift giving.

20100922

Ben Macintyre casts an eye over the presents given and received by our governments and asks whether it's really worth the bother.

The awkward giving of gifts that the recipient doesn't know what they are for, the painstaking selection of bespoke gifts that are discovered to be culturally insensitive, the issue of what to do with all the ruddy things: Ben hears of the trials of making that right selection.

Produced by Lucy Adam.