Burmese Punk Rock

Side Effect is a rock band from Burma; having to overcome a lack of venues and difficult finances as well as political censorship at home, they’ve just toured Germany.

Nick Thorpe reports from Hungary where protestors are angry about government moves to change the way the arts are funded, fearing a new Arts Academy will limit the freedoms of museums, theatres and galleries.

As Gerard Depardieu goes to great lengths to avoid paying taxes in France, writer David Quantick looks back to the 1970s - the golden age of rock stars leaving the UK to become tax exiles.

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