Berlin 30: Fall of the Wall


Jamie Gordon was a trainee presenter at BFBS Berlin in 1989.  This is his personal account of what happened on the night of the 9th of November when the Berlin Wall came down.    

In this programme, made to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the event, Jamie returns to Berlin and speaks to former servicemen and BFBS colleagues who were stationed in the city at the time.  

You’ll hear about what it was like for British Forces serving in this divided city and how servicemen and women bore witness to this incredible moment in history at the end of the Cold War.  

You’ll also hear some recordings from our archive.  These were some of the first English speaking news reports from the city and as a result were in huge demand throughout the world.   

 Whether you were there or following the news from elsewhere, or are entirely new to this story, this special programme captures the atmosphere of a unique time in the 20th century.  

Produced by Hal Stewart and Jamie Gordon, ‘Berlin 30: Fall of the Wall’ is a finalist at the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2020

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