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Monday 19 November: Silicon Somewheres
Peter Day asks how you create a high technology hub exploding with entrepreneurial activity. In other words how do you replicate Silicon Valley in the United States, elsewhere in the world? He asks whether there is a secret sauce to a successful hub. In this programme he discusses the development of hubs in London, Israel, Silicon Valley and Berlin.
Tuesday 20 November: Influence By Degree (Part 2 of 2)
Rob Broomby visits the UK where public-funded universities are entering the world of raising money and examines the pitfalls they are experiencing.
Wednesday 21 November: Vietnam's Rock 'n' Roll Wars (Part 1 of 2)
Robin Denselow revisits ‘Sixties Saigon’ to find out what happened when rock ‘n’ roll hit Vietnam. Saigon in the 1960s was a melting pot of musical styles. Traditional popular music was flourishing but so too was rock ‘n’ roll. South Vietnamese rock star Elvis Phuong paid tribute to his musical hero by adopting his name; and numerous Vietnamese young people started growing their hair and forming Western-style bands. By 1970, Vietnam even had its very own Woodstock, where thousands of hippies gathered to revel in Vietnamese and American rock and escape the war.
Thursday 22 November: Vietnam's Rock 'n' Roll Wars (Part 2 of 2)
In February 1975, as the years of war in Vietnam were coming to an end, the last of Saigon's Woodstock festivals was held. Just two months later, Ho Chi Minh's forces entered the city and took control. Rock and pop music were silenced. But the music didn't disappear, as Robin Denselow discovers in the second of his two programmes examining rock music in Vietnam.