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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?

Dictionary of Communist Totalitarianism decodes the language of propaganda

Radio Prague |
18 March 2011

How did communist propaganda brainwash people? What were the most frequent words used in the communist press? And was it at all possible to learn any real news from the censored newspapers? These are some of the questions a team of Czech linguists is trying to answer in their Dictionary of Communist Totalitarianism.

Guided tours with a difference highlight another face of Prague

Radio Prague |
18 March 2011

Instead of highlighting the attractive cultural monuments these guided tours put the spotlight on those examples of urban blight, dilapidation and thoughtless construction.

Bechyně: An idyllic town in southern Bohemia

Radio Prague |
17 March 2011

It may not be the most obvious choice, but Bechyně is a most satisfying visit in the summer or spring.

Famous Art Nouveau gem set to reopen

Radio Prague |
17 March 2011

The famous Jurkovič House in Brno, belonging to the Moravian Gallery in Brno, will reopen to the public in roughly two week's time following extensive renovation.

The story of a Czech WW II airman and his remarkable dog

Radio Prague |
16 March 2011

Many countries have had famous war animals, one remembered in Great Britain this year was Antis, an Alsatian belonging to Czech airman Václav Robert Bozděch.

Prague café hosts informal gatherings with leading Czech scientists

Radio Prague |
16 March 2011

Prague's Café Braun hosts an unusual event this week; each evening members of the public can sit down over coffee or a glass of wine with a leading scientist, to discuss some of the exciting developments in their field.

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