Tinker Tailor Soldier Trabi

Self Drives: The Trabant

29-11-2016 • 13 mins

Will Self continues his 700 mile road trip in a Trabant, the iconic East German car.

Having started out in London, Will and his childhood friend Mike plan to drive all the way to where the car was manufactured in Zwickau, Germany.

Just outside Brussels, Will and Mike meet a Belgian Trabi enthusiast who was asked spy for East Germany. And over dinner in Bonn, the pair argue about whether it's feasible to take a more positive view of life in the former GDR.

Producer: Laurence Grissell.

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