From Aeroflot to Tsar Nicholas, Adrian Chiles explores the life, culture and history of Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup, alongside Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.
A - Aeroflot, Arbat and Authoritarian Regimes
Adrian Chiles & guests take their first look at the history, culture and life of Russia
B - Borscht soup, Banya and Sergei Baltacha
Adrian Chiles & guests continue their canter through Russia's varied life and culture. With language expert Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.
C - Comedy, Cheburashka and Cyrillic Alphabet
The mysteries of Russia explained - including how the 33-character alphabet works. With Adrian Chiles, language expert Olga Makarenko and St Petersburg comedian Igor Meerson.
D - Duch-less, Russian Dance and Dachas
Adrian Chiles & guests take you through some of the more unusual aspects of Russian life. With linguist Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.
E - Eggplant, Moscow Exhibition Centre and Eisenstein
Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys tells Adrian Chiles how the band made the music for an Eisenstein film - plus other quirky facts about the World Cup host country.
F - Fandorin, Faberge and FSB
The legendary stories of Faberge eggs, KGB-successor FSB & a famous fictional detective. With Adrian Chiles, linguist Olga Makarenko and comedian Igor Meerson.