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The Ratline (Part 2)

Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi Otto Wachter in a story of love, denial and a curious death.

Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi Otto Wachter in a story of love, denial and a curious death. in this second omnibus episode he hears about how Otto fell upon hard times in Rome in 1949, only to find work in the most unlikely of settings. Philippe talks to his friend and neighbour John le Carre, who was an intelligence agent in Austria about the time about the possibility that intelligence agencies might have been trying to recruit Otto, or to assassinate him. And he discovers what might have been the reason for Otto's strange and untimely death, which left his body charred black.
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Theme music by Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch
Actors: Stephen Fry and Laura Linney

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57 minutes

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Fri 3 Jan 2020 21:00

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