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Frankie Boyle heads to Russia before the World Cup begins, to go behind the stereotypes and half-truths of Russian football and culture.

Comedian Frankie Boyle is heading to Russia before the World Cup tournament begins, to go behind the stereotypes and half-truths of Russian football and culture with his trademark provocative humour. What better person to send as a British envoy than a socially awkward, provocative comedian who is scared of flying and can only travel by car and train around the largest country on earth?

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Tue 26 Mar 2019 23:15

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Michael Nyman

    First Region From Mgv

  • 00:07

    The Russian Folk Ensemble 'Bal

    Horoshi Vesnoi V Sadu Tzvetochki

  • 00:25

    Aram Khachaturian

    Masquerade Suite: Waltz

    Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin. Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Oscar Shumsky.
  • 00:39

    Dmitry Shostakovich

    Jazz Suite No.2 – Waltz 2

  • 00:44

    New Order

    World In Motion

  • 00:48

    Alexander (Sasha) Kolpakov and Vadim Kolpakov

    Dui, Dui

  • 00:55

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

    The Nutcracker, Op. 71 - Pas De Deux: Variation II - Dance of The Sugar-Plum Fairy

  • 00:56

    Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: No. 13 Dance of The Knights

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Mark Ermler.


Role Contributor
Presenter Frankie Boyle
Series Producer Jenny Dames
Director Jenny Dames
Executive Producer Bernie Kay
Script Editor Charlie Skelton
Production Company ITN Productions


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