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Episode 1

Classic Serial, Buddenbrooks Episode 1 of 3

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 12 August 2012

Dramatised by Judith Adams with original music by Nico Muhly.

Michael Maloney and Barbara Flynn star in this story of an old Hanseatic merchant family fighting to keep their commercial supremacy in the changing world of 1840s Europe.

Four generations of Buddenbrooks try to sustain their inheritance - a once highly successful trading company in the port of Lubeck on the Baltic Sea - in a world where the old ways no longer work.

Harmonium and Flute by Rick Juckes.
Technical Presentation by David Fleming Williams.

Produced by Chris Wallis
A Watershed production for BBC Radio 4.

Credits

Johann Buddenbrook
Kenneth Cranham
Jean Buddenbrook
Michael Maloney
Elizabet Buddenbrook
Barbara Flynn
Toni Buddenbrook
Clare Corbett
Ida Jungmann
Alison Pettit
Herr Hoffstede
Shaun Prendergast
Dr Grabow
Stephen Critchlow
Herr Grunlich
Ben Crowe
Pilot Schwarzkopf
Peter Marinker
Morten Schwarzkopf
Carl Prekopp
Anna
Millie Binks
Julchen Hagenstrom
Priyanka Patel

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