It was 50 years ago in late October that the people of Hungary rose against their Soviet occupiers. Kirsty Lang hears from many involved in those momentous events. Includes:
Something in the Air: A feature about the events leading to the uprising with the voices of those involved all over Hungary. While Chris Maslanka takes a lighter look at the conundrum that is Hungary.
You Don't Have to be Hungarian: Interviews and discussion about Hungary's impact on the world of film.
Radio Poem - The Hungarian Road: Written and performed by George Sirtes.
The Hungarian Diaspora: Amazing stories of escape by thousands of Hungarians in the aftermath of '56.
Folk or Fake: The Hungarian folk impact on classical music, and the legacy of Bartok and Kodaly. Plus Endre Szvetnik, a Hungarian with experience of working in Britain, gives his thoughts on the way the story of '56 has been told within Hungary over the last 50 years.
Magyar or Mittel-Europe: To what extent does the Hungarian experience overlap those of many other Eastern European countries?