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Baader-Meinhof - In Love With Terror (screenshot from the BBC Documentary)

Sunday Documentary: Baader-Meinhof – In Love With Terror

The BBC documentary Baader-Meinhof – In Love With Terror tells the story of the Red Army Faction (in the original German Rote Armee Fraktion), more commonly referred to as the Baader-Meinhof Gang, a terrorist organisation formed in West Germany in 1970. The common name of the militant group comes from the names of two of […]


Sunday Documentary: FL – Unpremeditated Movie

MTO is a French street artist who bases himself in Berlin and recently posted the documentary FL – Unpremeditated Movie on Vimeo. Art has always had its detractors and modern art will always attract the most controversy. Street Art suffers doubly so because it is attacked from within as well as from the traditional opponents. Over the past […]


Sunday Documentary: Stauffenberg – Operation Valkyrie

The National Geographic documentary Stauffenberg: Operation Valkyrie tells the story of Claus von Stauffenberg and the attempt to kill Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944. A number of plots were hatched to assassinate Hitler but von Stauffenberg’s attempt, in which a bomb was planted during a meeting at the Wolf’s Lair (Wolfsschanze), came closest to […]


Sunday Documentary: Real Scenes – Berlin

Real Scenes – Berlin by Resident Advisor, like a previous Sunday Documentary post, Children of Berlin, explores the explosion of Techno in Berlin after the fall of the wall. People who lived through and shaped the development of the Techno scene in Berlin discuss the factors that led to the city becoming the go-to destination […]


Sunday Documentary: Lost Worlds – Hitler’s Supercity

In today’s Sunday Documentary, Lost Worlds – Hitler’s Supercity, I return to a subject covered in two previous documentaries posted here – Hitler’s Henchmen – Speer – The Architect and Hitler’s Hidden City – Hitler’s unrealised plans for Welthauptstadt Germania as drawn up by Albert Speer. From around the 15-minute mark there is a very […]

The Real Cabaret (screenshot from the BBC documentary about Christopher Isherwood's inspiration for Goodbye to Berlin)

Sunday Documentary: The Real Cabaret

In this BBC Documentary, The Real Cabaret, actor Alan Cumming sets out to explore the inspiration for Cabaret, the musical based on Christopher Isherwood’s book, Goodbye to Berlin. Christopher Isherwood moved to Weimar-era Berlin in 1929 – a city in flux, a heady mix of sexual freedom and political upheaval. Alan Cumming meets with Liza […]

Children of Berlin (screenshot from the Documentary on YouTube)

Sunday Documentary: Children of Berlin

Today’s Sunday Documentary, Children of Berlin charts the development of the Berlin Techno scene after the fall of the wall. People involved in the vibrant world of Berlin Techno, including DJs, clubbers and club owners, discuss how the city’s divided past and the unique conditions created by its reunification helped to shape the scene. Children […]

Hitler's Hidden City (screenshot from the National Geographic documentary)

Sunday Documentary: Hitler’s Hidden City

Probably the best Berlin Documentary I’ve watched, Hitler’s Hidden City by National Geographic follows the work of Berliner Unterwelten (Berlin Underworld Association) – a group of researchers and explorers dedicated to uncovering underground bunkers and tunnels in Berlin. Amongst the most impressive discoveries are the train and car tunnels designed to carry traffic below Unter den […]

Al Murray's German Adventure (screenshot from the BBC4 documentary)

Sunday Documentary: Al Murray’s German Adventure

British comic, Al Murray, most famous for his character ‘The Pub Landlord’ sets out to dispel some myths about the German people in the BBC4 documentary: Al Murray’s German Adventure. Murray explores the German people and their culture as he travel around the country and encounters some of the greats of art and science, amongst […]