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Episode 1

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 November 2008

Dramatisation by Christopher Reason of the satirical Czech novel by Jaroslav Hasek that charts the exploits of a WWI soldier.

When he seems to celebrate the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Svejk is arrested and so starts his progress through the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian army.

Svejk ...... Sam Kelly
Lukas ...... Adrian Lukis
Katz ...... James Quinn
Katy ...... Fiona Clark
Schoolteacher ...... Mark Chatterton
Wendler ...... Arthur Bostrom
Mrs Muller ...... Melissa Jane Sinden
Dr Grunstein ...... Stuart Richman
Blahnik ...... Malcolm Raeburn
Orderly ...... Howard Chadwick

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Directed by Gary Brown.

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