Episode 1 - 1989

Between Dream and Tragedy: Europe’s story after 1989

Europe, 1989. The old divides come crashing down. And a new and different Europe takes shape. Over three decades on from the fall of the Berlin Wall what do we make of the Europe born, or rediscovered, in 1989? In the first episode of the series, Luke Cooper investigates the dreams and myths that drove the project of European integration and explores the role that the desire for national self-determination played in the downfall of communism.