Detlef Siebert

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Detlef Siebert is a German television writer, director and producer, working in the United Kingdom.[1]


Siebert began his career at the BBC as assistant producer of the 1997 documentary series The Nazis: A Warning from History.

He wrote, directed and produced the 2001 Bombing Germany episode of the Timewatch series.[2]

He also directed the drama sequences in the 2005 series Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution',[3] wrote, directed and produced the 2006 drama documentary The Somme - From Defeat to Victory,[4] and produced the 2006 series Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial, produced the 2011 docudrama Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend.

In his latest programme, the 2014 BBC Two documentary, I Was There: The Great War Interviews,[5] Siebert used interviews with eyewitnesses of the First World War filmed by the BBC in the 1960s. Most of the interview material in the film had never been shown [6] and the film garnered critical acclaim.[7][8]