The Girl in the Diary


Journalist and broadcaster Geraint Talfan Davies journeys to Berlin to uncover the story about his uncle, Idris Morgan, a young Welshman witnessing Nazi power at first hand in the 1930s. His uncle’s diary is his only guide as he unveils the story of a friendship with a young German girl and her mysterious death – a death that brought Idris face to face with Wilhelm Brückner, Adolf Hitler’s chief adjutant, only days before the massacre of the Night of the Long Knives. This is a personal story of a dark epiphany, as well as a moving tale of an ordinary family adjusting to the growth of Hitler’s power.


The Girl in the Diary is a co-production between Severn Screen and Fiction Factory.


Production Team

Presenter Geraint Talfan Davies
Producer Ed Talfan
Director Ed Talfan
Executive Producer Christina Macaulay
Executive Producer Ed Thomas
Executive Producer Geraint Talfan Davies

Press & Reviews

Hitler, a diary, the death of a girl, my uncle and me

Kirstie McCrum, 08 August 2014

When journalist Geraint Talfan Davies read his uncle’s diary, the stage was set for the story of his life, he tells Kirstie McCrum Read full article >