This programme is all about censorship, the proscriptive practices of non-democracies and dictatorships, and the struggle of artists to express themselves freely and honestly. It will be punctuated with excerpts from Dmitri Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony No. 7, and for good reason. He stuck it out in Stalin’s Soviet Union, never knowing when he was the golden boy or an enemy of the state.
Produced and presented by Bernie Dwan