Why did the Berlin Wall fall? – Film series about life and society in East Germany in the Eighties

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989 the Goethe-Institut Cyprus in the UN buffer zone in Nicosia presents from 23rd October until 18th December a series of films, which give an insight into East German society in the Eighties, which were characterized by ever growing contradictions between pretentions and reality of the communist regime, finally leading to the peaceful revolution in autumn of 1989 and the reunification of both German states in 1990. Some of the films were stillRead More

Dad’s Army is back – but not as we knew it

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It was on 31st July 1968, in the days of black and white television, that the BBC aired the first episode of the TV comedy ‘Dad’s Army’ about the Home Guard during the Second World War, entitled ‘The Man and the Hour’. It was set in the then ‘present day’ of 1968, in which Mainwaring is seen addressing his old platoon as part a talk he gives on the contemporary ‘I’m Backing Britain’ campaign – Coming as it did only just over a decade after sweet rationing ended and withRead More