The New Europeans

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197C01Palermo19970827

David Neil Lodge presents six views of life in a European city through the eyes of one of its British residents.

1: `Palermo'.

Having had his first heart attack at the age of 32, David Russell gave up his well-paid civil service job and headed out to Palermo, a city riddled with crime, corruption and unemployment.

He prefers living on little money in this beautiful but delapidated city where he has adapted to the Sicilian way - survival of the fittest.

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Views of life in each of six European cities through the eyes of a British resident.

Presented by David Neil Lodge.

2: Tel Aviv.

Dr Andrew Fink left rainy Manchester for a sunny life in Tel Aviv.

In a country with too many doctors he was lucky to get a job, and now he is happy to melt into the Israeli ambience - fervently embracing army duties, bad manners and even folk dancing.

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Six views of life in a European city through the eyes of one of its British residents.

3: `Gdansk'.

Pia Regan discovered Gdansk when the excitement of Solidarnosc drew her to smuggle computers for the cause.

Now she teaches American-style management skills to a new generation of yuppies, but, as David Neil Lodge finds, the town is beginning to realise that economic freedom comes at a cost.

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The British residents of six different European cities share their views of life.

Presented by David Neil Lodge.

4: `Luxembourg'.

Heralded as the Gibraltar of the North, Luxembourg makes no sensational claims for itself.

But Jamie Reid finds that the tiny country's quiet confidence has some surprising lessons for Scottish nationalists like himself.

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The British residents of six different European cities share their views of life.

Presented by David Neil Lodge.

Skopje.

Capital of the newly independent Macedonia, Skopje was just the right place for Keith Aleandri when he needed a fresh start after a crisis in his life.

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David Neil Lodge presents the last of the series of views of European cities through the eyes of British expats.

6: Reykjavik.

The capital of Iceland now sports a sizeable British population who lost their hearts to the island and its strong-minded inhabitants.

crisis made him question his lifestyle and values.