TV review: In Germany, the past remains a foreign country

Deutschland 89, All4’s Cold War espionage drama, lives up to the high standards set by its two predecessors

Jonas Nay and Niels Bormann in Deutschland 89 on All4: the entire series is a tour de force

Deutschland 89 (All4)

Bloodlands (BBC One)

Creedon’s Atlas of Ireland (RTÉ One)

In November 1989, as the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, I rang a German friend. Like many West Germans, she was apprehensive that the sudden change to the relationship she had always known between her state and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was a case of being careful what you wished for.

“How are we going to pay for this?” she asked as ...