Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts

The Real Doctor Zhivago [BBC]

Dr Zhivago is one of the best-known love stories of the 20th century, but the setting of the book also made it famous. It is a tale of passion and fear, set against a backdrop of revolution and violence. The film is what most people remember, but the story of the writing of the book has more twists, intrigue and bravery than many a Hollywood blockbuster.


Stephen Smith traces the revolutionary beginnings of this bestseller, to it becoming a pawn of the CIA at the height of the Cold War. The writer of the novel, Boris Pasternak, in the words of his family, willingly committed acts of literary suicide in being true to the Russia he loved, but being honest about the Soviet regime he hated and despised. Under Stalin, writers and artists just disappeared if they didn't support the party line. Many were murdered.

Writing his book for over 20 tumultuous years, Boris Pasternak knew it could result in his death. It did result in his mistress being sent to the Gulag twice, but he had to have his say. This is the story of the writing of perhaps the bravest book ever published. It is the story before the film won Oscars and its author the Nobel Prize, it is the untold story of the real Dr Zhivago - Boris Pasternak.

The Real Doctor Zhivago [BBC]
The Real Doctor Zhivago [BBC]

Aerial France ep.9

Douarnenez to Saint-Nazaire  



Discover the coasts of France from both above and at ground level. Explore the history and culture of each coast and meet the people who live there. Uncover the essence of the seashores and probe the intimate and intricate relationship between the French and the sea.

Aerial France ep.9
Aerial France ep.9 

Aerial France ep.8

De Cancale to Ile dOuessant


Discover the coasts of France from both above and at ground level. Explore the history and culture of each coast and meet the people who live there. Uncover the essence of the seashores and probe the intimate and intricate relationship between the French and the sea.

Aerial France ep.8
Aerial France ep.8

Aerial France ep.5

A Tour of Corsica


Discover the coasts of France from both above and at ground level. Explore the history and culture of each coast and meet the people who live there. Uncover the essence of the seashores and probe the intimate and intricate relationship between the French and the sea.

Aerial France ep.5
Aerial France ep.5 

Aerial France ep.4

Hyeres to Menton


Discover the coasts of France from both above and at ground level. Explore the history and culture of each coast and meet the people who live there. Uncover the essence of the seashores and probe the intimate and intricate relationship between the French and the sea.

Aerial France ep.4
Aerial France ep.4

Aerial France ep.3

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Toulon


Discover the coasts of France from both above and at ground level. Explore the history and culture of each coast and meet the people who live there. Uncover the essence of the seashores and probe the intimate and intricate relationship between the French and the sea.

Aerial France ep.3
Aerial France ep.3

Aerial France ep.2

Ile de Noirmoutier to Talmont-sur-Gironde


Discover the coasts of France from both above and at ground level. Explore the history and culture of each coast and meet the people who live there. Uncover the essence of the seashores and probe the intimate and intricate relationship between the French and the sea.

Aerial France ep.2
Aerial France ep.2

Aerial France ep.1

Saint-Christoly-Medoc to Hendaye


Discover the coasts of France from both above and at ground level. Explore the history and culture of each coast and meet the people who live there. Uncover the essence of the seashores and probe the intimate and intricate relationship between the French and the sea.

Aerial France ep.1
Aerial France ep.1