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The Secret Life of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was the ugly, concrete obstacle that for more than a generation (from 1961 to 1989) split the city and divided its families. Hundreds of people, mainly young, were killed there trying to escape to the West. The people who built the Wall thought they were building a brave new socialist world. But their dream turned into a nightmare as over time the Wall poisoned, corrupted and brutalized the little world it encircled. In The Secret Life of the Berlin Wall, the dreams and nightmares come dramatically back to life as the spies, informers, double agents and interrogators of Cold War Berlin weave their nervy spells of double lives and double dealing.

  • Originally Aired November 7, 2009
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Production Code b00nx0y6
  • Original Network BBC
  • Parental Guideline TV-PG
Name Type
Kevin Sim Director

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