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LESS THAN two years ago, Russia was supposed to be on the verge of an economic boom. Then the crash came in August last year and investors were left with their hopes of making a fast rouble dashed. File on 4 (8pm R4) tries to find out what went wrong.

A new series devoted to the life of Duke Ellington (right) (9pm R2) gets underway on the week of the 100th anniversary of his birth.