Saturday, March 12, 2011

Radio Prague Today 3.12.2011

Articles posted on today

Stephen Weeks: a story of Prague on the edge of a cliff

The British writer, director and film producer, Stephen Weeks, is fascinated by the past and he relishes exploring the unexpected and sometimes uncomfortable details that tend to be left out of the history books. This is certainly the case in his novel Daniela, which is set mainly in Prague in the last months of World War Two, and is steeped in historical detail. In the week's Czech Books Stephen Weeks talks to David Vaughan about the book.

When Britain beat the Czechs at ice hockey

It was an unforgettable moment in the history of Czech sport. In the 49th minute Petr Svoboda scored the winning goal against Russia in the ice hockey final of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan. The game was commentated live by Czech Radio's Aleš Procházka, and his ecstatic cry of "Goal!" is probably the best known sports recording in our archive. The Czechs had won gold in what some had dubbed the "tournament of the century", packed as it was with top NHL players.