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1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 October 2008

Gripping drama by Hugh Costello.

After the short reign and mysterious death of Pope John Paul I, the election of a new Pope takes place in an atmosphere of high tension between opposing factions within the Vatican, including those who want to elect the first non-Italian Pope for over four hundred years.

Cardinal Franz Koenig ...... David Calder
Hannah Popper ...... Alison Reid
Cardinal Giovanni Benelli ...... Nicholas Le Prevost
Cardinal Karol Wojtyla ...... Andrew Hilton
Cardinal Jean Villot ...... Nigel Anthony
Cardinal Aloisio Lorscheider ......Paul Humpoletz
Cardinal Giuseppe Siri ...... Paul Nicholson
Cardinal John Krol ...... Christian Rodska
Monsignor Virgilio Noe ...... Jonathan Nibbs
Cardinal Johannes Willebrands ...... Bill Wallis
Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns ...... David Collins
Uli Melzer ...... Paul Dodgson

With John Sandeman and Kristian Phillips.


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