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Christopher and His Kind

Matt Smith and Toby Jones star in acclaimed playwright Kevin Elyot's one-off drama chronicling the formative years of novelist Christopher Isherwood.

The 'divinely decadent' Berlin cabaret scene is in full swing when a young and wide-eyed Christopher Isherwood arrives in the city to stay with his close friend and occasional lover, the poet WH Auden. To Isherwood's reserved English sensibility, the city's thriving gay subculture is thrilling and intoxicating. But Christopher soon finds himself heartbroken after the failure of a hopeless love affair, and so sets out on a process of self-discovery as he forges an identity and place for himself amidst the chaos of 1930s Berlin.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 27 Jul 2011 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Christopher Isherwood Matt Smith
Gerald Hamilton Toby Jones
Jean Ross Imogen Poots
Kathleen Isherwood Lindsay Duncan
Wilfrid Landauer Iddo Goldberg
Fraulein Thurau Issy van Randwyck
Heinz Neddermayer Douglas Booth
Wystan Auden Pip Carter
Gerhardt Neddermayer Tom Wlaschiha
Richard Isherwood Perry Millward
Fraulein Neddermayer Gertrude Thoma
Passport Officer Stuart Graham
Fraulein Mayer Maggie Hayes
Pieps Faolan Morgan
Producer Celia Duval
Director Geoffrey Sax
Author Christopher Isherwood

Broadcasts

  • Sat 19 Mar 2011 21:30
  • Wed 27 Jul 2011 22:00