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Crossing the Dark Sea

An eyewitness the night before the D-Day landings described the sea as black with boats. The voice of this programme is that of an ordinary soldier on one of those boats. Christopher Eccleston plays Alec, a young British soldier destined for France and for war. Katherine Jenkins (mezzo) sings the voice of his sweetheart, Sian, in a poetic response to the day's events, written by Michael Symmons Roberts and composer James Whitbourn.

Producer: Philip Billson.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 Jun 2014 21:30

Credits

Role Contributor
AlecChristopher Eccleston
SianKatherine Jenkins
WriterMichael Symmons Roberts
ComposerJames Whitbourn
ProducerPhilip Bilson

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