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 REPORTING HISTORY - THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL WITH JOHN SIMPSON

1X60’BBC 4

To mark the 30th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, John Simpson, the BBC's longest-serving correspondent, goes back to his reports on what he believes to be the most important story he has ever covered. Back then, John thought the even would change the world for the better, for ever. Three decades on, he looks at how history has actually turned out and whether he was wrong to have been so optimistic.

“…fascinating and wide-ranging documentary…” -The Times

“….few [documentaries] will be both as personal and as engrossing as this.” -Daily Telegraph

“…a brilliant documentary…” -Daily Star