Original playout date: 30 December 2007
This episode commemorates the spirit of the people of St Petersburg, their heroism at the time of the blockade, a great genocidal crime committed by Germans and Finns on the people of Leningrad, and the friendliness of people living there today. Features the family and friends I found there that I didn’t even realise I had. In the words of Joel: “We never knew what friends we had, until we came to Leningrad.”
This is the penultimate series, there is an error in the titling at the start saying part nine, when it is part ten of eleven. I didn’t want to recode the film over that small item as nothing is perfect, but I thought I’d better point it out in case anyone is confused.”
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Original playout date: 22 December 2007
Looking at the Big and Little Nevas, which I neva knew existed. After that looking at the Hermitage museum, one of the largest and finest collections on the planet.
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Original playout date: 5 December 2007
“The Bronze Horseman is the main theme here – both footage of the famous statue and a recitation of the prologue to the famous poem by Pushkin inspired by the statue.
Lovers of the vintage Huli style will find something for themselves here, as will lovers of Billy Joel…
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Original playout date: 3 December 2007
A look at the home of Beef Stroganoff, one of Russia’s best known contributions to world cuisine, and a nice gallery of St Petersburg, with an “Acapulco” rendition of Group St Petersburg’s famous song “Okoldovana, ocharovana” by Diana Kopytina.
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Original playout date: 26 November 2007
The first afternoon and evening in St Petersburg, featuring footage from the metro and from the Church of the Resurrection, and a chat with up and coming artist Vladimir Golendza, who came up to me while I was filming and started to give useful information about the city.
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