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Episode 2

1931 and Berlin is changing fast. Isherwood finds his old friends struggling with the hardships of poverty and the new restrictions that the Nazis impose on society.

The poignancy of those who are able to flee and those who have no choice but to stay is reinforced by Isherwood's dilemma: can he remain in the city he once loved as it falls totally under Hitler's power?


Christopher Isherwood ..... James Norton
Natalia Landauer ..... Nicola Schoessler
Fraulein Schroder/Sally Bowles ..... Leslie Malton
Fraulein Mayr ..... Julia Reznik
Herr Landauer ..... Matthias Horn
Bernhard Landauer ..... Andre Kaczmarczyk
Otto Nowak ..... Tilmar Kuhn

Sound design: Eloise Whitmore
Pianist: Paulette Marla Schmidt
Contributions from Peter Leonhard Braun and Radio Berlin-Brandenburg

Producer/Director: Polly Thomas
A Somethin Else production for BBC Radio 4.

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1 hour

Last on

Sat 16 Oct 2010 21:00

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