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The series which explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people, returns with "The Iron Curtain" by Nell Leyshon. The drama is inspired by the diaries of Paula Kirby, who went to teach English in East Germany in the 1980s, and her correspondence with paediatric surgeon Knut Löffler.

August 1988 and the strain of external forces is intolerable. For several months Knut's letters to Paula stop. Letters and phone calls eventually resume but when the Berlin Wall falls in 1989, is it too late?

Paula ...... Charlotte Emmerson
Knut ...... Jonathan Keeble
Rebecca ...... Danielle Henry
Ulrike ...... Clare Louise Connolly
Stefan ...... David Seddon

Directed by Susan Roberts.

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 6 May 2011 19:45
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