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This series ‘Tales from Europe’ aired in July 2006 on BBC4, presented by Kirsty Wark, seeks to move behind the guidebooks and explore the heart of big European cities, meeting its cultural movers and shakers.
Here is the complete series, 7 episodes lasting 60' each :
01 Tales From Spain
In the Catalan city of Barcelona, Kirsty Wark meets designer Javier Mariscal and chef Ferran Adria, while Simon Davis explores the less well-known region of Galicia.
02 Tales from Berlin
Kirsty Wark and Toby Aimes visit Berlin in search of those responsible for the reinvigoration of Germany's capital as a centre of culture, including international DJ Paul Van Dyk. 3/4. Kirsty Wark and Toby Aimes visit Berlin in search of those responsible for the reinvigoration of Germany's capital as a centre of culture.
Kirsty meets top fashion designer Wolfgang Joop and hairdresser to the stars Udo Walz, while Toby takes an alternative trip through the city to meet international DJ Paul Van Dyk.
03 Tales from Madrid
Kirsty Wark and Adil Ray go in search of the cultural heart of Spain's capital city with actress Anna Obregon and former Ireland footballer Michael Robinson. 4/4. Kirsty Wark and Adil Ray go in search of the cultural heart of Spain's capital city.
Kirsty meets actress and femme fatale Anna Obregon, and Michael Robinson, the former Ireland footballer who has become one of Spain's most popular TV presenters.
Adil tries to keep pace with the locals in a city that is notorious for all-night partying and finds out how the country is finally coming to terms with the legacy of Franco through a top-rated TV drama.
04 Tales From Rome
Kirsty Wark and Simon Davis report from the Eternal City. Kirsty meets fashion designer Sergio Zambon and legendary director Dario Argento, while Simon learns about scooter culture.
05 Tales From Copenhagen
Kirsty Wark and Simon Davis head to the Danish city to meet designer Malene Birger as she opens a flagship store in her home city. They visit the capital's modern opera house, help controversial artist Marco Evaristi create a piece of artwork and look at the work of Muslim comic Omar Marzook.
06 Tales From Paris
Kirsty Wark and James McConnachie visit the French capital, where they meet the world's first supermodel Ines de la Fressange and sample the fruit of the city's only vineyard. Plus, a report on the group of renegade artists fighting to keep their studios, and interviews with musician Angelique Kidjo and fashion designer Mohamed Dia.
07 Tales From Vienna
Kirsty Wark and Simon Davis visit the Austrian capital, meeting entertainer Alfons Haider and heading backstage at a local version of Strictly Come Dancing. They also interview Francesca von Hapsburg, an art collector married to a descendant of the last Hapsburg emperor.
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