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A German merchant family fight to keep their supremacy in the changing world of 1840s Europe. Stars Michael Maloney and Barbara Flynn.

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.

58 minutes

Last on

Thu 12 May 2016 03:00

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Role Contributor
Narrator Count Molln Pip Carter
Johann Buddenbrook Kenneth Cranham
Antoinette Buddenbrook Ann Beach
Jean Buddenbrook Michael Maloney
Elizabet Buddenbrook Barbara Flynn
Toni Buddenbrook Clare Corbett
Young Toni Rosa Calcraft
Clara Rosa Calcraft
Thomas Buddenbrook Angus Imrie
Young Thomas Thiago Los
Christian Buddenbrook Scott Smith
Young Christian Gene Goodman
Ida Jungmann Alison Pettit
Herr Hoffstede Shaun Prendergast
Dr Grabow Stephen Critchlow
Herr Grunlich Ben Crowe
Pilot Schwarzkopf Peter Marinker
Morten Schwarzkopf Carl Prekopp
Anton Andrew Cullimore
Anna Millie Binks
Armgard Von Schillink Karolina Cybulski
Gerda Arnoldson Serena Lamble
Julchen Hagenstrom Priyanka Patel
Herman Hagenstrom Spike White
Writer Thomas Mann
Producer Chris Wallis


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