Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou - M
4 Extra Debut. Berlin, 1930. The city is gripped with fear as a murderer preys on the city's children. Stars John Lightbody and Kevin McKidd.
It's 1930. Berlin is gripped with fear as a murderer preys on the city's children against a backdrop of political turbulence and rising criminality.
Peter Straughan's kaleidoscopic adaptation of Fritz Lang and wife, Thea von Harbou's cinema classic, exploits the emphasis Lang placed on sound in his first steps beyond the silent movie era.
This drama won the Prix Italia for Adapted Drama in 2004.
Stars Jonathan Tafller, Gilly Tompkins, Ewan Bailey, Peter Marinker, Michael Wildman, Clare Corbett, Ben Crowe, Rebecca Manley, Cressida Whyte, Emily Button, Gregg Prentice, Ruby Stokes and Jack Durrant.
Fritz Lang: Born: 5th December 1890. Died 2nd August 1976,
Director: Toby Swift
First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2003.