Advertisement

Behind The Wall - Documentary on Newstalk

‘Behind the Wall’ tells the story of four men and women with Irish connections who lived beh...

Share this article

15.41 12 Apr 2021


Behind The Wall - Documentary...

Behind The Wall - Documentary on Newstalk



Share this article

15.41 12 Apr 2021


‘Behind the Wall’ tells the story of four men and women with Irish connections who lived behind the Berlin Wall. It is also an investigation into what it was like to live in one of the most guarded and restrictive countries in the world.

Behind the Wall was originally broadcast on Newstalk in November 2014.

In an unprecedented move, the East German authorities opened the border between East and West Germany on November 9th 1989. What they envisaged was the broadening of the travel rights of their citizens. What resulted was a different story: a deluge of people descended on the Berlin Wall and celebrated a new freedom, after 28 years of isolation.

‘Behind the Wall’ explores the very fabric of life in an extraordinary society while attempting to understand what drew people from Ireland to East Germany and vice versa.

CREDITS: ‘Behind the Wall’ was written, produced and edited by Simon Tierney.

Read more about

Behind The Wall Berlin Wall Documentary on Newstalk Simon Tierney

Related Episodes

Defence Forces, Get Tech and s...

00:44:44

Defence Forces, Get Tech and supply chain issues

Tech Talk With Jess Kelly

00:44:44


How do we thank our children f...

00:07:55

How do we thank our children for their sacrifices during the pandemic?

The Hard Shoulder Highlights

00:07:55


How well do you know your Cork...

00:07:32

How well do you know your Cork slang?

The Hard Shoulder Highlights

00:07:32


Mary Fitzgerald 'Selling Sunse...

00:13:37

Mary Fitzgerald 'Selling Sunset'

Lunchtime Live Highlights

00:13:37

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Hard Shoulder

The Hard Shoulder

16:00-19:00

Share

Up next

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

SPLANC

SPLANC

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-07:00

Share

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

07:00-08:00

Share

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

THE HOME SHOW WITH SINEAD RYAN

08:00-09:00

Share

The Anton Savage Show

The Anton Savage Show

09:00-11:00

Share

DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH BOBBY KE...

DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH BOBBY KERR

11:00-13:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

13:00-17:00

Share

TECH TALK WITH JESS KELLY

TECH TALK WITH JESS KELLY

17:00-18:00

Share

SCREENTIME WITH JOHN FARDY

SCREENTIME WITH JOHN FARDY

18:00-19:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on