The Lost World of Communism
|The Lost World of Communism|
|Produced by||Peter Molloy|
|14 March 2009|
|60 min (3 parts)|
The Lost World of Communism is a three-part British documentary series which examines the legacy of communism twenty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall. Produced by Peter Molloy and Lucy Hetherington, the series takes a retrospective look at life behind the Iron Curtain between 1945 and 1989, focusing on three countries in the Eastern Bloc - East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Romania. Through film and television footage and the personal recollections of those who lived in these countries, the series offers a glimpse of what daily life was like during the years of Communist rule.
The Lost World of Communism debuted on BBC Two on Saturday 14 March 2009 at 9:00pm. There is also a book which accompanies the series.
|14 March||1||A Socialist Paradise||How the collapse of communism affected people in the 'socialist paradise' of East Germany.|
|21 March||2||The Kingdom of Forgetting||In communist Czechoslovakia, attempts to reform communism were crushed by Warsaw Pact allies in 1968.|
|28 March||3||Socialism in One Family||Looking at communist Romania and Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu.|
- "The Lost World of Communism: An Oral History of Daily Life Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Molloy". London: Times Online. 15 February 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
- "My lost world of Communism". BBC News. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
- The Lost World of Communism on IMDb
- The Lost World of Communism at bbc.co.uk
- Sutcliffe, Tom (16 March 2009). "The Weekend's Television: When you're better off red". London: The Independent. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
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