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Adolf Hitler wakes up in 21st-century Berlin and decides it is time to retake control. David Threlfall stars as Hitler in Timur Vermes' provocative satire, adapted by Marcy Kahan.

The next stop on Radio 4's literary journey across Europe is Timur Vermes' transgressive novel which topped the bestseller list in its native Germany.

Look Who's Back shocked and then thrilled over 1.5 million German readers with its bold approach to the most taboo of subjects - Adolf Hitler. David Threlfall stars as the infamous Nazi leader in this provocative satire.

Part 1

When Adolf Hitler wakes up in modern day Germany he is not pleased. The war is lost. The Nazi party is defunct. And his beloved Fatherland is being run by a woman. He decides to re-take control. Only this time, mistaken for a comedy impersonator, his road to power is paved with TV stardom and internet fame.

Theme music composed by Clive Swift and arranged by Stuart Morley.

From the novel by Timur Vermes
Translated by Jamie Bulloch
Dramatised for radio by Marcy Kahan
Directed by Helen Perry
A BBC Cymru/Wales Production

Timur Vermes is a journalist and a ghost-writer. Look Who's Back is his first novel.

David Threlfall is a prominent stage, film and TV actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Frank Gallagher in the long running TV show Shameless. He recently played Noah in BBC drama The Ark, has portrayed iconic comedian Tommy Cooper in Not Like That, Like This and real-life cop David Baker in ITV drama Code Of A Killer.

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Sat 3 Oct 2015 21:00

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Role Contributor
Adolf Hitler David Threlfall
Fraulein Vera Kromeier Alex Tregear
The Kiosk Owner Ben Crowe
Frau Carmen Bellini Caroline Berry
Joachim Sensenbrink John Norton
Frank Sawatski Richard Mylan
Ali Gagmez Sargon Yelda
Actor Debra Baker
Actor Leo Wan
Actor Gerard Watkins
Author Timur Vermes
Adaptor Marcy Kahan
Director Helen Perry

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