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Tunnel 29 (Omnibus. Part 1)

Helena Merriman tells the extraordinary true story of a man who dug a tunnel right under the feet of Berlin Wall border guards to help friends, family and strangers escape.

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helena Merriman tells the extraordinary true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, right under the feet of border guards, to help friends, family and strangers escape. The series is based on original interviews with the survivors as well as thousands of documents from the Stasi archives and recordings from the tunnel.

Producer & Presenter: Helena Merriman
Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Translation and additional research: Sabine Schereck
Editor: Richard Knight
Joachim Rudolph's original interviews voiced by Mark Edel Hunt
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Fri 8 Nov 2019 21:00

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The story of Tunnel 29 by Helena Merriman

The story of Tunnel 29 by Helena Merriman

Joachim Rudolph escaped from a brutal dictatorship. Why did he tunnel back in?

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