The Road to Berlin

The Road to Berlin

2004, History
Series documenting the last phase of World War II. Starting from the beaches of Normandy, through Arnhem and up the Rhine, ending in Berlin, Al Murray interviews survivors from both sides of the war.

Episode Guide

  • The Road to Berlin - Berlin (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:


    Al visits the site of Hitler's bunker beneath the old Reichstag and meets survivors of the final, brutal siege which reduced the Nazi empire to rubble.

  • The Road to Berlin - Crossing the Rhine (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Crossing the Rhine

    Al meets survivors of the 1st Commando and 1st Cheshire Regiments and reunites them with survivors of the 21st Army Group whom they fought alongside.

  • The Road to Berlin - Eastern Front (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Eastern Front

    Al meets Polish survivors of the Eastern campaign and hitches a ride in a T34 tank, the best WWII battlefield vehicle with tracks.

  • The Road to Berlin - Air War (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Air War

    Al Murray talks to air crew who flew the bombers and fighter escorts and finds out what the famous "war bird", the Lancaster bomber, was like to fly.

  • The Road to Berlin - Arnhem (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    Al does a parachute jump with survivors of the 1st Parachute Brigade, who jumped from 1,500 aircraft and 500 gliders into the battle at Arnhem.

  • The Road to Berlin - Hitler's Secret Weapon (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Hitler's Secret Weapon

    Al visits rocket bunkers along the French and Belgian coast, and meets POWs who were forced to assemble Hitler's hi-tech weapons of mass destruction.

  • The Road to Berlin - The Push for Paris (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Push for Paris

    Al meets the survivors. The Allies suffered few losses whilst decimating the 12th SS Panzer Division and killing the Wehrmacht's top commander.

  • The Road to Berlin - Battle for Normandy (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Battle for Normandy

    Al drives through bocage country with D-Day survivors from the 2nd Battalion of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

  • The Road to Berlin - D-Day (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Driving his jeep up one of the British invasion beaches, Al Murray joins the four surviving crew of a Bren gun carrier from the 1st Suffolk Regiment.