Journalist Ivan Kytka reflects on the importance of cars in communist Czechoslovakia.
Passports, garden chairs, cars or contraceptives. Four essayists from former Warsaw Pact nations reflect on the changing use and meaning of an apparently banal object - an object that unlocks a wider story about how daily life in their country was transformed by the dramatic events of 1989.
In today's programme the journalist Ivan Kytka reflects on the importance of cars in communist Czechoslovakia.
Producer: Julia Johnson.