Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19950212]

Robert Kee introduces the first of six conversations with members of the British diplomatic service in which they talk about their experiences of world-changing events.

Sir Rodric Braithwaite , UK Ambassador to the USSR in 1991, was on holiday in Russia when he heard news of the coup against Mikhail Gorbachev. A Brian Lapping production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950212]

Introduces: Robert Kee

Unknown: Sir Rodric Braithwaite

Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950219]

Sir Christopher Mallaby and Sir Nigel Broomfield , UK Ambassadors to West and East Germany in 1989, talk to

Robert Kee about their experiences at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

A Brian Lapping production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950219]

Unknown: Sir Christopher Mallaby

Unknown: Sir Nigel Broomfield

Unknown: Robert Kee

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Robert Kee asks British diplomats about their first-hand experience of world-changing events. Laurence O'Keeffe was UK Ambassador to

Czechoslovakia in 1989. After dinner with a group of dissidents, he gave them lifts home. A few weeks later, they were running the country. A Brian Lapping production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950226]

Unknown: Robert Kee

Unknown: Laurence O'Keeffe

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950305]

Robert Kee asks British diplomats about their firsthand experience of world-changing events. Michael Atkinson was UK Ambassador to

Romania in 1989 when his sons and daughter joined him and his wife for a memorable Christmas under fire. A Brian Lapping production

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Unknown: Robert Kee

Unknown: Michael Atkinson

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In 1989, as one Communist regime after another toppled, Fidel Castro kept his Cuban regime intact. David Brighty was UK Ambassador in Havana at the time. He talks to Robert Kee about the local impact of the changes taking place on the other side of the Atlantic. A Brian Lapping production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950312]

Unknown: Fidel Castro

Unknown: David Brighty

Unknown: Robert Kee

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950319]

The events in Tiananmen Square are often grouped with the anti-Communist revolutions in Europe during 1989. In the last of six conversations with British diplomats, Sir Alan Donald , UK Ambassador to China at the time, tells Robert Kee how China always defeats such easy assumptions. A Brian Lapping production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950319]

Unknown: Sir Alan Donald

Unknown: Robert Kee