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Iron

Akbar Kurtha stars in a dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements, introduced by Janet Suzman, dramatised by Graham White. Primo is a student chemist in Fascist Italy

Akbar Kurtha and Henry Goodman star as the younger and older Primo Levi in a major dramatisation of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Iron: The story of Primo Levi's early life as a chemist in Mussolini's Italy, from his student days, his early crushes and his first experiences as a professional chemist, at a time when it was increasingly hard for Jewish Italians to find work.

CAST

Younger Primo ..... Akbar Kurtha
Older Primo ..... Henry Goodman
Enrico/ Marchetti ..... Caolan McCarthy
Rina ..... Debra Baker
Lazzari ..... Sam Dale
Luca ..... Leo Wan
Giulia ..... Rebecca Hamilton
Caselli ..... Stephen Critchlow
Bettega ..... George Watkins
Rita ..... Katie Redford
Sandro ..... Andrew Rothney
Dallaporta ..... Richard Pepple
Antaeus ..... David Hounslow
Alida ..... Amelia Lowdell

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding

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57 minutes

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Sun 28 Jun 2020 15:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Younger Primo Akbar Kurtha
Older Primo Henry Goodman
Enrico Caolan McCarthy
Marchetti Caolan McCarthy
Rina Debra Baker
Lazzari Sam Dale
Luca Leo Wan
Giulia Rebecca Hamilton
Caselli Stephen Critchlow
Bettega George Watkins
Rita Katie Redford
Sandro Andrew Rothney
Dallaporta Richard Pepple
Antaeus David Hounslow
Alida Amelia Lowdell
Author Primo Levi
Adaptor Graham White
Director Marc Beeby
Director Emma Harding
Producer Marc Beeby
Producer Emma Harding

Broadcasts

  • Sat 23 Jul 2016 14:30
  • Sun 28 Jun 2020 15:00

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