In episode 2 of ‘Behind the Wall’, I join Ewan Hennelly on the South Downs, to hear about his narrow escape from the forces of law and order exploring Berlin’s mysterious Teufelsberg. Teufelsberg is an abandoned cold war spy facility nested in the hills above the Grunewald forest. This story served as the inspiration behind ‘The Wall in the Mind’.
You can check out Ewan’s new range of toys, mentioned in the podcast at Hollow Planet Designs.
Behind The Wall is a series of special feature podcasts accompanying ‘The Wall in the Mind’, an ambitious new on-location drama series, coming to Newstalk and podcast starting on Saturday the 16th of April. Each episode features an interview or behind the scenes clip. Think of it like the ‘making of’ special features on a DVD or Blu-Ray.
Claire O’Hanlon, a young Irish woman, became caught up in the events sweeping East Berlin, just prior to the fall of the Berlin wall. Arrested at a pro-democracy protest, Claire and her friends were imprisoned by the East German secret police. Twenty-five years later, now a successful academic, Claire returns to Berlin. She attempts to finally heal, and to resolve the mystery of what happened to her first love, Emil, who disappeared in 1989.