Out Of The Fire

BBC foreign affairs editor John Simpson returns with the four-part series in which people recount a major world event which forced them into exile.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970810]

BBC Foreign Affairs editor John Simpson returns with a four-part series in which people recount a major world event which forced them into exile. 1: Chechnya. When the Russians entered Chechnya, 20-year-old Sara discovered her house was bombed and her parents killed. A terrifying sequence of events led her to escape to London. Producer Marc Jobst * Andrew Duncan interviews John Simpson : page 14

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970810]

Editor: John Simpson

Producer: Marc Jobst

Producer: Andrew Duncan

Unknown: John Simpson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970817]

BBC foreign affairs editor John Simpson presents a four-part series in which people recount an event which forced them into exile. 2: Wole Soyinka. The Nigerian Nobel Prize winner describes the dangerous mission he undertook to stop the Biafran War, and the violent clashes following elections that led to his conviction for high treason. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970817]

Editor: John Simpson

Unknown: Wole Soyinka.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970824]

BBC foreign affairs editor John Simpson presents four programmes in which people recount the turbulent changes in their home countries which forced them into exile.

3: Fleeing Rwanda. Held at gunpoint and suspected of being a rebel, Peter joined the thousands of refugees on the road to the border. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970824]

Editor: John Simpson

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970831]

John Simpson presents the last of four programmes in which people recount the turbulent changes in their home countries which forced them into exile. Separation in Bosnia When the shells rained down on Sarajevo, Vedat, a Muslim, was on one side of town and Dijana. his Serbian wife, was on the other.

Neither knew whether the other was alive. Their extraordinary story of survival and escape began here. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970831]

Unknown: John Simpson

Producer: Marc Jobst

197C01Chechnya19970810

Sara was 20 when the Russians entered Chechnya.

Returning from a bread queue one day, she discovered her house bombed and her parents dead.

So began a terrifying sequence of events that included interrogation in prison, and an escape route which led her to London.

197C02Wole Soyinka19970817

The Nigerian Nobel Prize winner describes the dangerous mission he undertook to stop the Biafran War, the resultant two years he spent in solitary confinement, and the violent clashes following the 1993 elections that led to his conviction for high treason.

197C03Fleeing Rwanda19970824

Held at gunpoint and suspected to be a rebel, Peter joined the thousands of refugees picking their way through the carnage that lay on the road to the border.

197C04 LASTSeparation In Bosnia19970831

When the shells rained down on Sarajevo, Vedat, a Muslim, was on one side of town and Dijana, his Serbian wife, was on the other.

Neither knew whether the other had survived.

Their extraordinary story of survival and escape began here.