Live from the Winter Palace, John Simpson introduces an evening of programmes devoted to the October Revolution and its aftermath. In 1917, Bolshevik revolutionaries led by Lenin stormed the Winter Palace in St Petersburg and arrested the Provisional Government. The Communist era was born. Eighty years on, literature, poetry, documentary and music tell the story of the period between 1917 and 1997. Gerard McBurney, Orlando Figes and Paul Allen join John Simpson for an evening of live discussion and performances.