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The Girl in the Diary

Journalist and broadcaster Geraint Talfan Davies journeys to Berlin to uncover the story about his uncle, Idris Morgan, a young Welshman witnessing Nazi power at first hand in the 1930s. His uncle's diary is his only guide as he unveils the story of a friendship with a young German girl and her mysterious death - a death that brought Idris face to face with Wilhelm Brückner, Adolf Hitler's chief adjutant, only days before the massacre of the Night of the Long Knives. This is a personal story of a dark epiphany, as well as a moving tale of an ordinary family adjusting to the growth of Hitler's power.

Release date:

40 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 Aug 2014 22:40
BBC One Wales, Wales HD only


Role Contributor
PresenterGeraint Talfan Davies
ProducerEd Talfan
DirectorEd Talfan
Executive ProducerChristina Macaulay
Executive ProducerGeraint Talfan Davies
Executive ProducerEd Thomas

Behind the scenes: producer's blog

Idris Morgan with Gerda Sommer and her family

Why The Girl in the Diary is a 'passion project' for director/producer Ed Talfan.