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The Essay, Unknown Cities Episode guide

  1. Holguin

    5/5 Travel editor Simon Calder recalls the small-scale delights of Holguin in Cuba.

    First broadcast: 26 Apr 2013

  2. Asmara

    4/5 Michela Wrong on the Italianate buildings and futurist constructions in Asmara, Eritrea.

    First broadcast: 25 Apr 2013

  3. Makhachkala

    3/5 Vanora Bennett on Makhachkala in Russia, which she describes as 'beyond the mountains'.

    First broadcast: 24 Apr 2013

  4. Kunming

    2/5 Romesh Gunesekera on Kunming, considered to be unlike any other modern Chinese city.

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2013

  5. Hobart

    1/5 Nicholas Shakespeare on Hobart's convict and whaling past, and the story of a monkey.

    First broadcast: 22 Apr 2013

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