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Playing for His Life

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 24 June 2011

Written by John Peacock.

Already under Gestapo Surveillance, tennis ace Baron Gottfried Von Cramm, married but secretly homosexual, offends Hitler, by refusing to join the Nazi Party. He believes himself to be safe as long as he remains Germany's number one and winning. 'But I must win. I can't lose, and I can't quit.' He was left playing for his life.

Producer/Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.


Gottfried von Cramm
Geoffrey Streatfeild
Lisa von Cramm
Paloma Baeza
Jutta von Cramm
Frances Jeater
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Sam Dale
Manasse Herbst
Nicholas Boulton
Bill Tilden Jr
William Hope
Geoffrey Whitehead
Geoffrey Whitehead
Hermann Goering
Simon Treves
Simon Treves
Don Budge
Adam Unze
Lady Astor
Rachel Atkins
James Joyce
James Joyce
John Peacock
Celia de Wolff
Celia de Wolff


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