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Episode 1

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.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Thu 12 May 2016 03:00


Role Contributor
Narrator Count MollnPip Carter
Johann BuddenbrookKenneth Cranham
Antoinette BuddenbrookAnn Beach
Jean BuddenbrookMichael Maloney
Elizabet BuddenbrookBarbara Flynn
Toni BuddenbrookClare Corbett
Young ToniRosa Calcraft
ClaraRosa Calcraft
Thomas BuddenbrookAngus Imrie
Young ThomasThiago Los
Christian BuddenbrookScott Smith
Young ChristianGene Goodman
Ida JungmannAlison Pettit
Herr HoffstedeShaun Prendergast
Dr GrabowStephen Critchlow
Herr GrunlichBen Crowe
Pilot SchwarzkopfPeter Marinker
Morten SchwarzkopfCarl Prekopp
AntonAndrew Cullimore
AnnaMillie Binks
Armgard Von SchillinkKarolina Cybulski
Gerda ArnoldsonSerena Lamble
Julchen HagenstromPriyanka Patel
Herman HagenstromSpike White
WriterThomas Mann
ProducerChris Wallis

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