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The high-level intrigues that led to the breaching of the Berlin Wall in 1989 are explored in the first of two documentaries.
First shown on BBC2
8.10 Mikhail Gorbachev , members of the East German Politburo, policemen given arms to fire on dissidents, and the man on the gate through which crowds flooded, all have their say on the Wall. First shown on BBC2


Mikhail Gorbachev

1/6 Edgar Reitz's powerful portrayal of German history reaches November 1989. Caught up in the passion of the fall of the Berlin Wall, lovers Hermann and Clarissa are reunited.
(In German with English subtitles)


Edgar Reitz

Joseph Stalin 's favourite film was the musical comedy Volga-Volga, about farm workers keen to prove themselves in Moscow. Storyville recalls a strange attempt to entertain socialist masses with song and dance.


Joseph Stalin

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