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Christopher Trumbo's drama about his father, the American screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo's ordeal at the hands of the House Un-American Activities Committee and its anti-communist witch-hunt.

Trumbo was one of the original Hollywood Ten - those accused in 1947 and subsequently blacklisted, ostracised and forced into poverty, obscurity and in some cases exile, because of their beliefs.

The play is based on transcripts of those now notorious HUAC hearings and the extraordinary letters written by his father during this period, both to his son and to others.

Directed by Roger Mitchell.

A Catherine Bailey Limited production for BBC Radio 4.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 22 Mar 2014 14:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Dalton TrumboCorin Redgrave
NarratorNick Waring
DirectorRoger Mitchell
WriterChristopher Trumbo

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