Church and parental fears over children mixing or dating has actually led to an unhealthy culture of secrecy and denial, in the view of the programme’s producer, Alexandria-born Maggie Morgan.
In Saudi Arabia, it is the religious police who swoop on chocolatiers and flower sellers, zealous to enforce a ban on the celebration as a western import that incites immorality.
Today, Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horse.
The Arabian developed in a desert climate and was prized by the nomadic Bedouin people, often being brought inside the family tent for shelter and protection from theft.
A post-mortem exam gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.
Mujahid Arshid, 33, appeared in Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder, rape and kidnap of the woman.