Call number: V-30


Russian Godfathers
Part One: The Fugitive

[Documentary series which delves deep into a world of scandal, secret police, summary imprisonment and extreme wealth to reveal who really rules Russia. Billionaire oligarch Boris Berezovskii is attempting to overturn President Putin from the quiet of the English home counties. Berezovskii wants revenge against the man he chose as Yeltsin's replacement while a member of the cabinet before he was exiled, and his method is to foment dissent inside Russia using his vast cash resources.]
An Oxford Film and Television production for BBC, 2005
Narrated by Sir Ian Holm
Producer: Jo Durden-Smith
Editor: Greg Lyon
Executive producer: Nicolas Kent
Executive producer for BBC: Richard Klein
Produced and directed by Patrick Forbes

BBC2, 8 December 2005
60 minutes; starts 5 minutes into tape

AND
5 minutes of irrelevance

AND

Russian Godfathers
Part Two: The Prisoner

[Documentary series which delves deep into a world of scandal, secret police, summary imprisonment and extreme wealth to reveal who really rules Russia. The trial of the world's fourth richest man turned from Putin's attack on a corrupt and wayward billionaire into a litmus test for the governance of Russia. As the state piled on the pressure, putting Khodorkovskii into gaol, forcing his lawyers into exile and selling off his company, so doubts began to surface about the legitimacy of what was going on.]
An Oxford Film and Television production for BBC, 2005
Narrated by Sir Ian Holm
Producer: Jo Durden-Smith
Editor: Greg Lyon
Executive producer: Nicolas Kent
Executive producer for BBC: Richard Klein
Produced and directed by Patrick Forbes

BBC2, 15 December 2005
60 minutes

AND
4 minutes of irrelevance

AND

Russian Godfathers
Part Three: The Politician

[Documentary series which delves into a world of scandal, secret police, summary imprisonment and extreme wealth to reveal who really rules Russia. Yuri Mikhailovich Luzkhov, the mayor of Moscow, is the last elected opposition to Putin and so a battle for control of one of the world's great cities unfolds. Luzkhov presides over one of the most corrupt, violent cities on earth, with rivers of money fuelling an extraordinary boom.]
An Oxford Film and Television production for BBC, 2005
Narrated by Sir Ian Holm
Producer: Jo Durden-Smith
Editor: Greg Lyon
Executive producer: Nicolas Kent
Executive producer for BBC: Richard Klein
Produced and directed by Patrick Forbes

BBC2, 22 December 2005
60 minutes

AND

Russia: Railway of Bones
[Unreported World examines the legacy of President Vladimir Putin as he prepares to hand over power to his chosen successor. Reporter Sam Kiley travels to the country's Arctic North where political dissent is stifled, corruption is rife and little of Russia's vast wealth reaches a population ravaged by poverty, alchoholism and suicide.]
A Quicksilver Media production for Channel 4, 2008
Reporter: Sam Kiley
Assistant producer: Lily Kennett
Executive producer: Eamonn Matthews
Series producer: Siobhan Sinnerton
Directed and filmed by Nick Sturdee

Channel 4, Unreported World, 29 February 2008
30 minutes

Source: BBC2, 8, 15 and 22 December 2005 and Channel 4, 29 February 2008
System: Pal


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