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The Eichmann Show

The behind-the-scenes true life story of groundbreaking producer Milton Fruchtman and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz, who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann. He is accused of executing the 'final solution' and organising the murder of six million Jews. This is the extraordinary story of how Eichmann's trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen.

Filmed at the trial in Jerusalem in 1961, the production became the world's first ever global TV documentary series, where, for the first time, the horror of the camps was heard directly from the mouths of its victims. It was edited daily and broadcast in Germany, America, Israel and 34 other countries. People fainted when they saw it on TV. Never before had there been such drama in the use of cameras, their positioning or the revolutionary effect of operators being able to adjust frame and position to match subject and content.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 25 Jan 2017 22:00


Role Contributor
Leo HurwitzAnthony LaPaglia
Milton FruchtmanMartin Freeman
Mrs LandauRebecca Front
David LandorAndy Nyman
Yaakov JonilowiczNicholas Woodeson
Ron HuntsmanBen Addis
Judy GoldCaroline Bartleet
Millek KnebelEd Birch
Eva FruchtmanZora Bishop
Roy SedwellDylan Edwards
Tommy HurwitzNathaniel Gleed
Alan RosenthalBen Lloyd-Hughes
Adolf EichmannVaidotas Martinaitis
NY Times Journalist’s WifeNell Mooney
PerrySolomon Mousley
Jane HurwitzAnna-Louise Plowman
NY Times JournalistIan Porter
David AradJustin Salinger
NarratorSamuel West
WriterSimon Block
DirectorPaul Andrew Williams
ProducerLaurence Bowen
ProducerKen Marshall



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