Intrigue

Intrigue

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Tunnel 29: Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helena Merriman tells the true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, right under the feet of border guards.


Girl Taken - preview
Mar 20 • 2 min
A stolen daughter, a grieving mother and a real life search for the truth. Join BBC Journalist Sue Mitchell and former soldier, Rob Lawrie, in the race to find a little girl taken. Across the world people were presented with what appeared to be a…
Ep10: Tunnel 29 - The Shoes
Oct 16, 2019 • 18 min
“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…
Ep9: Tunnel 29 - The Signal
Oct 16, 2019 • 14 min
“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…
Ep8: Tunnel 29 - The Messenger
Oct 16, 2019 • 14 min
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…
Ep7: Tunnel 29 - The Interrogation
Oct 16, 2019 • 16 min
“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…
Ep6: Tunnel 29 - The Gun
Oct 16, 2019 • 14 min
“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…
Ep5: Tunnel 29 - The Trap
Oct 16, 2019 • 16 min
“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…
Ep4: Tunnel 29 - The Death Strip
Oct 16, 2019 • 14 min
“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…
Ep3: Tunnel 29 -The Deal
Oct 16, 2019 • 15 min
“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…
Ep2: Tunnel 29 - The Spy
Oct 16, 2019 • 14 min
“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…
Ep1: Tunnel 29 - The Escape
Oct 16, 2019 • 19 min
“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…
Tunnel 29 full-length trailer
Oct 11, 2019 • 2 min
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…
Tunnel 29 mini-trailer
Oct 7, 2019 • 0 min
Introducing the true story of an extraordinary escape.
Bonus. The Ratline: Stephen Fry meets Philippe Sands
Oct 15, 2018 • 20 min
In a bonus episode of Intrigue: The Ratline, Stephen Fry interviews Philippe Sands in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. They discuss a range of issues brought up by the series including historical responsibility and the nature of…
Ep10. The Ratline - Persilschein
Oct 8, 2018 • 31 min
Philippe and the team work out the identity of the mysterious man Otto lunched with on Lake Albano, and discover he too is connected with the Nazi Bishop. They take a trip to the lake to meet the Priest who buried the man and he reveals an unbelievable…
Ep9. The Ratline - The Lucids
Oct 8, 2018 • 29 min
Philippe travels to Albuquerque to meet Tom Lucid Jnr, the son of the CIA agent who recruited Karl Hass, chief source on Project Los Angeles and the man Otto had lunch with on Lake Albano. How much does he know about his father’s role in recruiting Nazis…
Ep8. The Ratline - Nest of Spies
Oct 1, 2018 • 31 min
Philippe and the team work out the identity of the mysterious man Otto lunched with on Lake Albano, and discover he too is connected with the Nazi Bishop. They take a trip to the lake to meet the Priest who buried the man and he reveals an unbelievable…
Ep7. The Ratline - The Nazi Bishop
Oct 1, 2018 • 26 min
Philippe accesses the Vatican archives to find out about Otto’s protector in Rome, the man who was by his side as he lay dying, Alois Hudal. Hudal’s archivist reveals something extraordinary. A story of life, love and a curious death told by writer and…
Ep6. The Ratline - The men who murdered Nazis
Sep 24, 2018 • 22 min
Otto contracts a strange illness and Charlotte rushes to Rome to be by his side. Philippe talks to an old friend who was working for British intelligence in 1949 and explores who might have been after Otto and why. A story of life, love and a curious…
Ep5. The Ratline - La Forza del Destino
Sep 24, 2018 • 26 min
Midnight. Rome. 1949. Otto arrives in the eternal city, penniless, homeless, searching for a way out to Argentina. He’s also unwittingly found himself in the middle of a battle between East and West. He finds employment and makes a trip out of the city to…
Ep4. The Ratline - Where’s Otto?
Sep 21, 2018 • 25 min
The war is over and Otto has disappeared. Whilst his friends are committing suicide or being tried for mass murder Otto has escaped high into the mountains with the help of a young SS soldier. Meanwhile Charlotte is working on getting him out of Austria.…
Ep3. The Ratline - A lot going on in Lemberg
Sep 21, 2018 • 32 min
Whilst Charlotte Wachter and her children spend the summer in Zell am See, Otto is in Lemberg overseeing the ‘Grosse Aktion’ - the mass deportation of Jews to concentration camps. The Ratline is a story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi…
Ep2. The Ratline - Meet The Wachters
Sep 18, 2018 • 25 min
In episode two of the Ratline we meet the Wachters, Otto and Charlotte and chart their ascent to power. Otto’s job takes the family to Krakow and on to Galicia, where he makes some dubious decisions, and Horst continues to maintain his father’s innocence.…
Ep1. The Ratline - Secrets in the Castle
Sep 18, 2018 • 19 min
Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi, Otto Wachter, who was indicted for mass murder. The Ratline is a story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi hunters, shadowy forces in the Vatican and a son grappling…
Welcome to Intrigue: The Ratline
Aug 16, 2018 • 3 min
A story of love, denial and a curious death presented by Philippe Sands. Hear the first episode on 18 Sept 2018.
Ep5. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel
Mar 16, 2017 • 21 min
The series finale reveals who benefitted from the murder of a British man in China. The continuing true story of death, sex and Chinese elite politics
Ep4. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel
Mar 9, 2017 • 21 min
A spectacular show trial exposes the lavish lifestyle of China’s elite. The continuing true story of death, sex and elite politics in China.
Ep3. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel
Mar 2, 2017 • 18 min
The action picks up as Neil Heywood arrives in Chongqing, where an “iron-blooded” police chief holds sway. The continuing true story of death, sex and elite politics in China.
Ep2. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel
Feb 23, 2017 • 23 min
We’ve met the mayor’s wife. Now, meet the mayor, “the main man” who takes this story to the national stage. The continuing true story of death, sex and elite politics in China.
Ep1. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel
Feb 16, 2017 • 22 min
A true story of death, sex and elite politics in China.
Welcome to Intrigue: Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel
Feb 15, 2017 • 0 min
Welcome to this new BBC podcast. The first episode will be published on 17 Feb 2017.