A love of opera leads two remarkable sisters into a life of danger, in Jane Purcell's true-life tale of the remarkable Cook sisters' wartime adventures.
by Jane Purcell.
The true story of English sisters Louise and Ida Cook (better known as romantic novelist Mary Burchell), whose love of opera led them into a life of danger, rescuing Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany.
1/5 Civil servants may be 'safe until they're nailed down in their coffins', but when music comes into the lives of young Ida and Louise, romance and adventure come with it.
Translations by Johannes Mirbach
Original research by Louise Carpenter
Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.
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|Ida Cook ('Mary Burchell')||Liza Sadovy|
|Louise Cook||Susie Riddell|
|Florence Taft||Carolyn Pickles|
|Clemens Krauss||Tom Frederic|
|Ezio Pinza||Ben Crowe|
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