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    Tuesday Documentary: Season 1969

    1969x04 Winter In Moscow (1)

    • 1969-02-03T23:00:00Z on BBC Two
    • 55m
    • United Kingdom
    • Documentary
    The story of a lost dream A further chapter in Malcolm Muggeridge 's television autobiography In 1932 Malcolm Muggeridge went to Moscow as correspondent for the Manchester Guardian. As a young and ardent Socialist he regarded it as an assignment to Utopia. Instead of the perfect society he found chicanery, brutality, and dictatorship; art, architecture, literature, and the cinema-all toeing the Party line; foreign journalists and gullible tourists from the Western intelligentsia all joining in fatuous praise of a system which, by means of secret police, show trials, and enforced famine, was taking millions of Soviet lives. For Malcolm Muggeridge it was indeed the end of a dream and the disillusionment marked a turning point in his life. with Kitty Muggeridge Professor G. A. Tokaty Reader, John Moffat Produced by PATRICIA MEEHAN