Rus­sia 1917: Count­down To Rev­o­lu­tion

BBC2, 9pm

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A cen­tury ago Lenin (left), Trot­sky and Stalin trans­formed the largest coun­try on Earth into the first Com­mu­nist state. But was it peo­ple power or a po­lit­i­cal coup d’état that led to blood-soaked to­tal­i­tar­i­an­ism? In this docu-drama, his­to­ri­ans in­clud­ing Martin Amis and Si­mon Se­bag Mon­te­fiore look at how the events of 1917 still shape the world to­day. ★★★★★

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