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Frankie Goes to Flensburg

Based on a true story. In spring 1945, Major Frank Howarth, a lawyer in civilian life, was sent with two other soldiers to Flensburg in Germany to set up a civilian administration.

By Jennifer Howarth and based on a true story. In the spring of 1945, as the war in Europe was ending, Frank Howarth, a Major in the Royal Artillery and a lawyer in civilian life, was taken out of the frontline of the invading Allied army in Holland and sent with two other soldiers to Flensburg in Northern Germany. Their task was to set up a civilian administration - but what they found there was truly surprising.

Starring Paul Popplewell and Sam Troughton, this is a moving account of an experience both different and unexpected for a Major at the end of the second world war.

Directed by Celia de Wolff
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 Aug 2017 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Frankie Paul Popplewell
Colonel Mark Straker
Brigadier Kim Wall
Major Ian Masters
OC Anthony Howell
Bert Sam Troughton
Sergeant Bristow James Joyce
Edward Ward Anthony Calf
Dagmar Nelly Harker
Writer Jennifer Howarth
Director Celia de Wolff

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