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Tunnel 29: Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helena Merriman tells the true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, right under the feet of border guards.

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Tunnel 29: Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helena Merriman tells the true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, right under the feet of border guards.

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    • 2 min
    Ep10: Tunnel 29 - The Shoes

    Ep10: Tunnel 29 - The Shoes

    “I started dancing with Eveline.” A final twist in the final chapter.

    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

    #tunnel29

    • 18 min
    Ep9: Tunnel 29 - The Signal

    Ep9: Tunnel 29 - The Signal

    “If you don’t have a coffee, then bring me a cognac.” Ellen's plan is derailed.

    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

    #tunnel29

    • 14 min
    Ep8: Tunnel 29 - The Messenger

    Ep8: Tunnel 29 - The Messenger

    I said "ok, I'll do it”. Ellen, Mimmo's girlfriend, agrees to play a dangerous role.

    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

    #tunnel29

    • 14 min
    Ep7: Tunnel 29 - The Interrogation

    Ep7: Tunnel 29 - The Interrogation

    “That’s the first time I saw her again.” Wolfdieter's show trial begins.

    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


    #tunnel29

    • 16 min
    Ep6: Tunnel 29 - The Gun

    Ep6: Tunnel 29 - The Gun

    “And then my interrogation began.” The escape operation unravels.

    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

    #tunnel29

    • 14 min

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