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Germany: Neil MacGregor, Volker Kutscher, Threepenny Opera

Anne McElvoy explores German culture with actress Haydn Gwynne, writer Simon Stephens, former British Museum director Neil MacGregor and crime writer Volker Kutscher.

Crime writer and former newspaper editor Volker Kutscher's Babylon Berlin is being made into a TV series by Tom Twycker. Neil MacGregor has now left the British Museum to work with the Humboldt Forum to create a new German cultural centre in Berlin. Simon Stephens has written a new translation of Brecht's Threepenny Opera for the National Theatre. The production will star Haydn Gwynne. Philippe Sands has written about the Nuremberg Trials- as has A.T. Williams. They join Anne McElvoy for a programme exploring diverse aspects of German culture.

Neil MacGregor's book Germany: Memories of a Nation is now out in paperback.
Threepenny Opera runs at the National Theatre from May 19th in rep through to September.
Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher translated by Niall Sellar is out in English now.
Philippe Sands is professor of law at University College London. His book East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity is out now. He has also made a documentary film My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did
A.T. Williams' book A Passing Fury: the story of the Nuremberg Trials is also out now.

Main image: Neil MacGregor - Photographer Jason Bell

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Volker Kutscher
Interviewed Guest Neil MacGregor
Interviewed Guest Simon Stephens
Interviewed Guest Philippe Sands
Interviewed Guest Haydn Gwynne
Interviewed Guest AT Williams
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Producer Ruth Watts

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