Tuesday 20th January 2015
The Eichmann Show 9pm BBC2
Starring Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia
“five stars…superb…TV so haunting, you have to watch it.” Daily Mail
“enthralling ..a masterly exploration of both the nature of evil and the power of television…” The Daily Telegraph
“powerful…overwhelming” The Times
“give a new generation the opportunity to stare into the inexpressive eyes of evil”. The Independent
The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war’s most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann. He is accused of executing the ‘final solution’ and organising the murder of 6 million Jews. This is the extraordinary story of how the trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen.