Preview – 54 Hours: the Gladbeck Hostage Crisis

54 Hours
Picture Shows: Dieter Degowski (ALEXANDER SCHEER). Image Credit: BBC/ARD Degeto Film GmbH /Ziegler Film Berlin GmbH & Co.KG /Martin Valentin Menke.

This two-part German-language drama follows the events in 1988 when armed robbers held up a bank with employees inside.

The robbers demanded free passage from the police, but the event is now better known for how the press reported the crime. As the story the progresses, there are problems for the robbers, the cops and the hostages.

54 Hours: the Gladbeck Hostage Crisis is on BBC Four at 21.00.

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