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Human rights documentaries a hit with Czech teenagers

Radio Prague |
28 March 2011

Roughly half of the country's schools participate in the One World project.

Brian Callaghan – Author of thrilling action/adventure novel The Seeds of Cain

Radio Prague |
28 March 2011

An interview with Brian Callaghan, a Prague-based author of a new action/adventure thriller called The Seeds of Cain.

"Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell" returns to Prague stage after alcohol-induced break

Radio Prague |
25 Mar 2011

When the theatre play Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell by the British author Keith Waterhouse opened in Prague in March 2009, it became an instant success. The tragicomic show starred a leading Czech actor, Oldřich Kaiser, in the part of the heavy-drinking London journalist Jeffrey Bernard. But the play was cancelled in November because Mr Kaiser, just like the main character, was himself struggling to deal with alcohol abuse. Earlier this month, however, Mr Kaiser returned on stage as Jeffrey Bernard at another venue in the capital.

Prague City Hall hosts an exhibition on the art of watch-making

Radio Prague |
25 March 2011

Prague's famous astronomical clock this year celebrates its 600 birthday. To mark the occasion Prague City Hall is hosting an exhibition on the art of watch making. I took a turn around the exhibition and its curator Jan Lidmansky showed me some of the treasures on loan.

MTB racers to test mettle in 1,000 mile Trans Czecho-Slovakia

Radio Prague |
24 March 2011

Organisers have announced that registration for a new extreme sporting event across the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the first-ever 1,000 mile Trans Czecho-Slovakia, is complete. The race is the brainchild of extreme mountain biker Jan Kopka, champion and author of two books on racing in some of the toughest parts of the world.

The Republic of Žižkov, Pt. II: Palác Akropolis

Radio Prague |
24 March 2011

Our weekly Spotlight programme features the places in the Czech Republic that you should know about; if you're interested in Prague's arts scene, cultural idiosyncrasies and unique nightlife, then you’ll doubtless find yourself in Žižkov - and Palace Akropolis is the place to start.

Child murder suspect dies in hospital

Radio Prague |
24 March 2011

The only suspect in the case of Anna Janatková, a nine-year-old girl who disappeared five months ago and was found murdered last week, has died in hospital after a suicide attempt in his prison cell, apparently bringing an end to a case that has shocked the public. The suspect, 41-year-old Otakar Tomek, maintained his innocence throughout the investigation.

Havel's film debut premieres amid grudgingly negative reviews

Radio Prague |
23 March 2011

The former president and playwright has said that directing a film was a dream of his and 'Leaving' is the first fruit of his cinematic labour. But pre-release reviews have thrown cold water on the big expectations around the film.

Mark Henderson – filmmaker who returned to Columbia to ask questions of the man who held him captive

Radio Prague |
22 March 2011

Mark Henderson has been through what has to be one of the most frightening things anybody could ever experience: being kidnapped. He was among a group of Western tourists held for over three months by Marxist rebels in Columbia in 2003. The remarkable thing about Henderson's story is that six year later the British TV producer went back to meet and interview one of the people who held him captive, for the gripping film My Kidnapper.

The occupation of 1939: could it have been avoided?

Radio Prague |
21 March 2011

Much has been written about the years that led up to the German occupation of Bohemia and Moravia. There is a sense of inevitability about the events, but could things have been different and could Czechoslovakia's President Edvard Beneš have played his cards differently?

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