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Istanbul - Part 1

In the first of two programmes, Sandi Toksvig begins to explore the ancient and modern city of Istanbul, which straddles the border between Europe and Asia.

Sandi Toksvig in the first of two programmes begins to explore the ancient and modern city of Istanbul which straddles the border between Europe and Asia. She gets an overview of the city from the tops of two very different towers, hears about the impact of tourism and economic growth on the city and rediscovers a forgotten opera singer.

Producer: Harry Parker.

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