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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

The 'divinely decadent' Berlin cabaret scene is in full swing when a young and wide-eyed Christopher Isherwood arrives in the city to stay with his close friend and occasional lover, the poet WH Auden. To Isherwood's reserved English sensibility, the city's thriving gay subculture is thrilling and intoxicating. But Christopher soon finds himself heartbroken after the failure of a hopeless love affair, and so sets out on a process of self-discovery as he forges an identity and place for himself amidst the chaos of 1930s Berlin.

Last on

Wed 27 Jul 2011 22:00 BBC HD


Christopher Isherwood
Matt Smith
Gerald Hamilton
Toby Jones
Kathleen Isherwood
Lindsay Duncan
Wilfrid Landauer
Iddo Goldberg
Heinz Neddermayer
Douglas Booth
Gerhardt Neddermayer
Tom Wlaschiha
Richard Isherwood
Perry Millward
Passport Officer
Stuart Graham
Fraulein Mayer
Maggie Hayes
Faolan Morgan
Celia Duval
Christopher Isherwood


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