Reading Between The Lines [documentary]

What happens to four writers from the north east of England when they visit Siberia on a British Council reading tour? What will the writers from the Tyne make of the frozen heart of Russia and Novosibirsk, the Siberian capital, a place further away from Moscow than London? It was once the centre of the Soviet Empire's nuclear research programme, a place where secrets were jealously guarded and completely closed to westerners until a decade ago.

The Communists may no longer be in power but, as the writers discover for themselves, appearances can be deceptive.

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20041104

What happens to four writers from the north east of England when they visit Siberia on a British Council reading tour? What will the writers from the Tyne make of the frozen heart of Russia and Novosibirsk, the Siberian capital, a place further away from Moscow than London? It was once the centre of the Soviet Empire's nuclear research programme, a place where secrets were jealously guarded and completely closed to westerners until a decade ago.

The Communists may no longer be in power but, as the writers discover for themselves, appearances can be deceptive.

20041104

What happens to four writers from the north east of England when they visit Siberia on a British Council reading tour? What will the writers from the Tyne make of the frozen heart of Russia and Novosibirsk, the Siberian capital, a place further away from Moscow than London? It was once the centre of the Soviet Empire's nuclear research programme, a place where secrets were jealously guarded and completely closed to westerners until a decade ago.

The Communists may no longer be in power but, as the writers discover for themselves, appearances can be deceptive.