Main content
This programme is not currently available

Neville Watchurst - A Vital Flaw

A German doctor's dilemma as his wartime patient Heinrich Himmler grows dependent on him. Stars Martin Jarvis and John Duttine.

Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler has a serious health problem and Dr Felix Kersten is summoned to treat him.

So successful is he that Himmler's dependency on him is established and when war breaks out Kersten is faced with an impossible dilemma.

John Duttine and Martin Jarivs star in Neville Watchurst's drama - a truthful account of a relationship which developed in Germany both before and during the Second World War.

Heinrich Himmler ...... John Duttine
Dr Felix Kersten ...... Martin Jarvis
Rudolf Brandt ...... Christopher Ravenscroft
Irmgard ...... Louise Jameson
Rostery ...... Norman Bird
Bernadotte ...... Peter Harding
Hewitt ...... David Monico
Poh ...... Dominic Letts
Koch ...... Michael Onslow
Jacobseb ...... Malcolm Ward
Kivimaeki ...... John Baddeley
Kaltenbrummer ...... Gareth Armstrong

Music composed by Anthea Gomez.

Directed by Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1994

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Feb 2020 04:00

Broadcasts

  • Sat 5 Sep 2009 13:00
  • Sun 6 Sep 2009 01:00
  • Sat 11 Jun 2011 06:00
  • Sat 11 Jun 2011 16:00
  • Sun 12 Jun 2011 04:00
  • Sun 6 Jan 2013 13:30
  • Mon 7 Jan 2013 03:30
  • Sun 19 Jul 2015 16:00
  • Mon 20 Jul 2015 04:00
  • Sat 22 Feb 2020 06:00
  • Sat 22 Feb 2020 16:00
  • Sun 23 Feb 2020 04:00