1989 - Simpson Returns

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0120091006

John visits Leipzig and Berlin and talks to people who influenced events in 1989.

0120091006

John visits Leipzig and Berlin and talks to people who influenced events in 1989.

The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-communist life. Through personal stories, he traces the different roads that East Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania have taken since 1989.

John visits Leipzig and Berlin and talks to people who influenced events at the time, as well as those whose lives changed forever.

0120091006

John visits Leipzig and Berlin and talks to people who influenced events in 1989.

The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-communist life. Through personal stories, he traces the different roads that East Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania have taken since 1989.

John visits Leipzig and Berlin and talks to people who influenced events at the time, as well as those whose lives changed forever.

0220091117

John Simpson returns to Prague to speak to those who lived through the Velvet Revolution.

The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-communist life. Through personal stories, he traces the different roads that East Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania have taken since 1989.

John returns to Prague to speak to those who lived through the Velvet Revolution and asks what they feel about what has happened in the two decades since. The Communist regime was overthrown in 1989 but the Communists are still proudly there, and appear to have some fervent new recruits. So did the playwrights, actors and rock musicians deliver the country they had hoped for?

0220091117

John Simpson returns to Prague to speak to those who lived through the Velvet Revolution.

The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-communist life. Through personal stories, he traces the different roads that East Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania have taken since 1989.

John returns to Prague to speak to those who lived through the Velvet Revolution and asks what they feel about what has happened in the two decades since. The Communist regime was overthrown in 1989 but the Communists are still proudly there, and appear to have some fervent new recruits. So did the playwrights, actors and rock musicians deliver the country they had hoped for?

0220091117

John Simpson returns to Prague to speak to those who lived through the Velvet Revolution.

03 LAST20091217

John Simpson returns to Bucharest 20 years after the bloody overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu

The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-communist life. Through personal stories, he traces the different roads that East Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania have taken since 1989.

John witnessed at first hand the bloody overthrow of the Ceausescu regime. The brutal dictator and his wife were executed on Christmas Day 1989, with the dramatic scenes played out on TV. John returns to Bucharest 20 years later to assess what has happened since.

03 LAST20091217

John Simpson returns to Bucharest 20 years after the bloody overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu

The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-communist life. Through personal stories, he traces the different roads that East Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania have taken since 1989.

John witnessed at first hand the bloody overthrow of the Ceausescu regime. The brutal dictator and his wife were executed on Christmas Day 1989, with the dramatic scenes played out on TV. John returns to Bucharest 20 years later to assess what has happened since.

03 LAST20091217

John Simpson returns to Bucharest 20 years after the bloody overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu