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1. Cold War (1998)
Episode: The Wall Comes Down (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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The dominoes fall: incredibly quickly, the Soviet bloc is breaking up, virtually without bloodshed.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, James Baker III, George Bush, Anatoly Cherniayev

Votes: 12

2. Cold War (1998)
Episode: M.A.D. (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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The USA and the USSR confront each other, each armed with nuclear weapons. Each side must deter the other. Bombing the enemy could mean provoking retaliation and self-destruction.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Doris Bootman, Harold Brown, Tom Denchy

Votes: 13

3. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Cuba (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Contemplating U.S. missile power installed around the Soviet periphery, Krushchev decides to install short and medium range missilesin Cuba, America's backyard. The sites are detected and the U.S. blockades the island.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Nikolai Bieloborodov, Dino A. Brugioni, Fidel Castro

Votes: 12

4. Cold War (1998)
Episode: The Wall (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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Stalin's death has brought about détente, but the fate of Germany is unresolved. West Germany is admitted to NATO. Thousands of East Germans escape to the West through Berlin. At the Vienna... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jim Atwood, Egon Bahr, Willi Bickel

Votes: 14

5. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Star Wars (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Ronald Reagan pledges to defeat the "evil empire," but abhors the idea of nuclear war. He is prepared to increase arms expendituresignificantly to protect the United States.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Nina Andreyeva, Anatoly Cherniayev, Anatoli Dobrynin

Votes: 10

6. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Sputnik (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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In the mid-1950s, the Soviet Union seems to be forging ahead. In October 1957, the Soviet satellite Sputnik orbits the earth-to the dismay of the United States, which is frustrated with its own unsuccessful space program.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Harold Agnew, Jean Asam, Arkadi Brish

Votes: 12

7. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Vietnam (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Since the end of the French colonial rule, Vietnam has been divided. The north is run by Communists, the south by anti-Communists.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Phil Caputo, Clark Clifford, Tran Bach Dang

Votes: 10

8. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Spies (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Even before the end of World War II, spies prepare for post-war world order. Beginning in 1944, KGB spies infiltrate Los Alamos,stealing information about the atomic bomb.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Aldrich Ames, George Blake, Joe Bulik

Votes: 10

9. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Make Love Not War (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Western Economies grow and prosper, fueled partly by armaments production. Rejecting their parents' affluence and the Cold War, theyoung protest and rebel. There is racial violence in U.S. inner cities.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Frank Bardacke, Hal Beers, Phil Caputo

Votes: 11

10. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Korea (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Mao Zedong proclaims the People's Republic of China--the country is now lost to the West. In June 1950, North Korea invades the South, with Stalin's blessing. The United States, backed by ... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Hong An, Clement Attlee, Lucius Battle

Votes: 12

11. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Detente (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The North Vietnamese overwhelm U.S.-backed forces in the South and the United States steps up its bombing campaign. Nixon goes to the Kremlin to meet Brezhnev and signs the Strategic Arms ... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Georgi Arbatov, Egon Bahr, Anatoli Dobrynin

Votes: 13

12. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Comrades (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Though ideological enemies, the Soviet Union and the United States are allies against Hitler during World War II. At the end of theWar, Europe is divided and the one-time allies now ... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Al Aronson, Sergo Beria, George Elsey

Votes: 25

13. Cold War (1998)
Episode: China (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Chinese Communists are victorious in the longest civil war in 20th century history. Mao Zedong's reforms are popular, but in 1958, he embarks on a series of catastrophic changes. A famine that kills 30 million people follows.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Ivan Arkhipov, Liu Binyan, Tim Boggan

Votes: 10

14. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Reds (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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The world is polarized across an ideological divide. Following Stalin's domination of Eastern Europe, and the loss of China,American democracy succumbs to a bout of anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Gregory Abbott, Herbert Brownell Jr., Gary Cooper

Votes: 13

15. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Marshall Plan (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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The United States adopts the Truman Doctrine--it will defend freedom, worldwide. Secretary of State George Marshall plans to bolster economic recovery in Europe. Stalin sees this as a ... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Theodore Geiger, George Elsey, Marianne Debouzy

Votes: 17

16. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Iron Curtain (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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The Soviet Union dominates Eastern Europe. Churchill warns about the consequences. Stalin insists that the governments of the Soviet Union's client states be pro-Communist. Impoverished ... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Noel Annan, Al Aronson, Clark Clifford

Votes: 19

17. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Conclusions (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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The United States proves the stronger and the Soviet Union implodes. The balance of terror that has kept the peace in Europe for more than 40 years vanishes, but no new world order readily emerges.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, James Baker III, Sergei Baranovski, George Bush

Votes: 7

18. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Soldiers of God (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Afghanistan is a brutal war that costs the lives of almost 15,000 Soviet conscripts and an estimated one million Afghans. "It wasthe Soviet Union's Vietnam syndrome," says Soviet aide Anatoly Chernyaev.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Frank Anderson, Artyom Borovik, Karen Brutents

Votes: 9

19. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Good Guys, Bad Guys (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Across the world, the two superpowers back surrogates engaging in ideological and, sometimes, physical conflict. In the MiddleEast, the United States arms Israel; the Soviet Union arms ... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avraham Adan, Pik Botha, Jan Breytenbach

Votes: 10

20. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Freeze (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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As the United States absorbs the hike in OPEC oil prices and concerns for human rights in the East grows, the spirit of détente ebbs away.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Karen Brutents, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter

Votes: 9

21. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Backyard (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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The United States has always regarded Latin America as its own back yard. In 1954, Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz is overthrown by U.S.-backed forces. Arbenz is leftist, not Communist.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Dariel Alarcón Ramirez, Arturo Alessandri, Hortensia Allende

Votes: 7

22. Cold War (1998)
Episode: After Stalin (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Thaw is conceivable with Stalin dead and Eisenhower in the White House. Stalin's chief of secret police is arrested and shot.Krushchev outmaneuvers Malenkov, for power and visits the West.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Alfred Berlin, Alexander Bogomolov, Robert Bowie

Votes: 17

23. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Berlin (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Berlin is a Western enclave in Eastern Europe. The Soviets blockade the city, but the allies airlift in supplies. NATO is formed.In August 1949, Soviet scientists explode an atom bomb, ... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Ella Barowsky, Ernest Bevin, Lucius D. Clay

Votes: 16

24. Cold War (1998)
Episode: Red Spring (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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In the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, denial of freedom and incentive stifles ambition and achievement. The young lust for totems of America's youth culture--blue jeans and rock-and-roll.

Director: Tessa Coombs | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Vasil Bilak, Marta Bistrovova, Nikolai Chernikh

Votes: 10


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