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Duration: 1 hour

Footballers from Russia, Hungary and East Germany recall how the Beautiful Game was manipulated for political ends during the Cold War. Despite the high stakes, many courageous footballers resisted attempts by ruthless leaders from the Eastern Bloc's totalitarian regimes to exploit their sporting celebrity for political gain, with their careers often being destroyed as a result.

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Mon 23 Feb 2009 00:50 BBC Four

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