Tunnel 29 [Intrigue]

Episodes

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011: The Escape20191021

“I didn’t want to be a part of this new world.” Joachim is on holiday in East Germany when he hears Berlin is to be divided. The wall is built and the escapes begin. Joachim has to decide whether he'll be among them.

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. It’s also the story of the Stasi spy who betrays the tunnel, the American TV network which funds it and the love that develops between refugees who find freedom together.

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
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'I didn't want to be a part of this new world.' Joachim has a decision to make.

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

022: The Spy20191022

“I choose the codename Fred.” A hairdresser becomes a Stasi spy.

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

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'I choose the codename Fred.' A hairdresser becomes a Stasi spy.

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

033: The Deal20191023

“We have a tunnel.” The diggers are on the hunt for money and make an unlikely alliance.

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

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'We have a tunnel.' The diggers are on the hunt for money and make an unlikely alliance.

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

044: The Death Strip20191024

“If we could hear them, they could hear us.” The diggers reach the terrifying death strip.

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
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'If we could hear them, they could hear us.' The diggers reach the terrifying death strip.

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

055: The Trap20191025

“We had no chance to be together.” The diggers hatch a new plan, unaware the Stasi are onto them.

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

#tunnel29

\u201cWe had no chance to be together.\u201d The Stasi close in on the tunnellers.

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

“We had no chance to be together.” The diggers hatch a new plan, unaware the Stasi are onto them.

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

#tunnel29

'We had no chance to be together.' The Stasi close in on the tunnellers.

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

066: The Gun20191028

“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
#tunnel29

\u201cAnd then my interrogation began.\u201d The escape operation unravels.

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

“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
#tunnel29

'And then my interrogation began.' The escape operation unravels.

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

077: The Interrogation20191029

“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

#tunnel29

\u201cThat's the first time I saw her again.\u201d Wolfdieter's show trial begins.

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

088: The Messenger20191030

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
#tunnel29

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

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

099: The Signal20191031

“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
#tunnel29

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

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

1010: The Shoes20191101

“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
#tunnel29

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

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