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197C01The Last Big Elephant1997091719980129Tim Whewell embarks upon a four-part journey around the Caspian Sea.
1: `The Last Big Elephant'.
Ten years ago, Azerbaijan was a little-known Soviet Republic.
Now its capital city, Baku, has become the site for the first, and possibly the last, great oil bonanza of the 21st century.
But could this previously impoverished country be looking for more than oil dollars from the West?
197C02The Fruits Of Independence1997092419980205Tim Whewell continues his four-part exploration of the countries bordering the Caspian Sea.
2: `The Fruits of Independence'.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, the desert province of Turkmenistan became a nation overnight.
But independence has brought neither wealth nor democracy, despite the country's massive reserves of natural gas.
197C03Proudly Made In Iran1997100119980212Tim Whewell continues his four-part exploration of the countries bordering the Caspian Sea.
3: `Proudly Made in Iran'.
Holidaymakers are returning to Iran's Caspian Sea resorts.
After two decades of isolation, Iran is showing signs of wanting to come in from the cold.
But will a new liberal leadership and an appetite for change be enough to break the deadlock?
197C04 LASTCaviar And Kalashnikovs1997100819980219The last of four programmes exploring the countries bordering the Caspian Sea.
`Caviar and Kalashnikovs'.
Tim Whewell travels to Russia's troubled southern borders to explore the effect of the Soviet Union's break-up on the balance of power in the region.
Along the way, he chases caviar poachers and is shown round a mafia mansion at gunpoint.
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970917]  Tim Whewell embarks on a four-part journey around the Caspian Sea.
1: The Last Big Elephant. Ten years ago, Azerbaijan was a little-known
Soviet republic. Now its capital city,
Baku, has become the site of the first great oil bonanza of the 21st century. But could this previously impoverished country be looking for more than oil dollars from the west?
Producer Andy Denwood
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970924]  Tim Whewell continues his four-part exploration of the countries bordering the Caspian Sea.
2: The Fruits of Independence When the Soviet Union collapsed, the desert province of Turkmenistan became a nation overnight. But independence has brought neither wealth nor democracy, despite the country's massive reserves of natural gas. Producer Andy Denwood + Buried Treasure: page 9
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971001]  Tim Whewell continues his four-part exploration of the countries bordering the Caspian Sea.
3: Proudly Made in Iran. After two decades of isolation, the country is showing signs of wanting to come in from the cold. But will a new liberal leadership and an appetite for change be enough to break the deadlock? Producer Andy Denwood
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971008]  The last of four programmes exploring the countries bordering the Caspian Sea. Caviar and Kalashnikovs Tim Whewell explores the effect of the Soviet Union's break-up on the balance of power tn the country's troubled southern borders. Producer Andy Denwood

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