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The Generalisimo
AutoMotive
Piaf and Cocteau

The Legacy of Franco
The Generalisimo
Saturday 2 August, 10.30am

After twenty-five years of democracy, Spain is a country transformed. In this series, Miles Kington travels through Spain, uncovering memories of the pre-democracy era, the Spain of the Franco years, and examining the life and legacy of The Generalisimo.

Travelling to Madrid and Barcelona and through Galicia and Extremadura, Miles talks to Franco's interpreter, ministers, family friends and colleagues, those who fought against him in the war and those that stood beside him at state occasions and rallies. Alongside their stories, and those of Franco's British biographer, Professor Paul Preston, are those of ordinary Spaniards - the ETA suspect whose death sentence Franco commuted, the priest forced into hiding in Republican Madrid, the women imprisoned in the post-war repression, the schoolchildren singing Falangist songs.

Radio 4 History Programmes

The Car Industry
AutoMotive
Monday 4 August, 9.00am

The car is the machine that changed the world. It's the industry that dominated the 20th century. Making cars employed millions, and changed the way things were made on production lines. The car changed the face of the countryside and the way towns and cities work or don't.

But what happens to the car and the industry that developed it now? There are huge problems: a great excess of capacity, increasing sensitivity in the developed world about what the automobile is doing to the environment. This series looks back at the profound effects the car has had on our lives for the past hundred years ...and then asks what happens next, and how the industry can tackle the enormous challenges it faces.

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The Afternoon Play
Piaf and Cocteau
Tuesday 5 August, 2.15pm

The strange, wonderful, factually accurate, but little-known story of the relationship between Edith Piaf and Jean Cocteau, a figure as acclaimed in the literary world as Piaf was in popular music. Their bond was so strong that when Piaf died her old friend and confident died only hours later, on his way to broadcast his obituary for her.

Written by Annie Caulfield and starring Simon Russell Beale and Frances Barber.

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