Three Days That Shook the World
A reconstruction of three of the most dramatic days in Soviet history - the attempted coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991 - based on Gorbachev's own account. Imprisoned in a Black Sea dacha with all communications severed, Gorbachev and his family negotiate for their lives, while the coup-leaders attempt to win the country's support and reverse the reforms of the previous years.
Directed by John Dryden
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.
1991, the USSR: Mikhail Gorbachev is imprisoned in a Black Sea dacha during a coup.