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The Ratline (Part 1)20191227

Philippe Sands investigates a story of love, denial, a senior Nazi and a curious death.

Each series tells a dramatic true story, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

The Ratline (Part 2)20200103

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

Philippe Sands investigates a story of love, denial, a senior Nazi and a curious death.

Each series tells a dramatic true story, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Tunnel 29 (omnibus. Part 1)20191108

The extraordinary true story of a man who dug an escape tunnel under the Berlin Wall.

Each series tells a dramatic true story, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Tunnel 29 (omnibus. Part 2)20191115