Hungarian Evening

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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:

7.30pm

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.

8.00pm

You Don't Have to be Hungarian: Interviews and discussion about Hungary's impact on the world of film.

8.30pm

Radio Poem - The Hungarian Road: Written and performed by George Sirtes.

9.00pm

The Hungarian Diaspora: Amazing stories of escape by thousands of Hungarians in the aftermath of '56.

9.30pm

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.

10.00pm

Magyar or Mittel-Europe: To what extent does the Hungarian experience overlap those of many other Eastern European countries?