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Fatherland is a radio play by John Dryden, based on the novel by Robert Harris. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 09 June 1997, as an installment of the Monday Play[1].

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Plot

Set in an imaginary, Hitler-led postwar Germany, this adaptation of Robert Harris's chilling novel sees Anton Lesser playing a troubled detective called to investigate the suspicious death of a retired one-legged civil servant.

Cast

  • Xavier March - Anton Lesser[2]
  • Krause - Graham Padden
  • Jost - Robert Portal
  • Max Jaeger - Peter Ellis
  • Charlie Maguire - Angeline Ball
  • Globus - Michael Byrne
  • Nebe - Stratford Johns
  • Rudi - Andrew Sachs
  • Frau Luther - Eleanor Bron
  • Luther/Zaug - Patrick Godfrey
  • Friedman/Stuckart - Michael Culver
  • Pili - Thomas Copeland
  • Frau Trinkl - Amanda Walker
  • Fiebes/Herr Brecker - Ian Gelder
  • Krebs - William Scott Masson
  • Swiss Detective/Border Guard - Dan Fineman
  • Newsreader 1 - Alice Arnold
  • Newsreader 2 - Trevor Nichols
  • Chat show host - Ned Sherrin
  • NAZI music critic - Jonathan Coleman
  • Commentator - Alan Dedicoat


Critical Reception

Winner of Spoken Word Awards for Best Drama and Best Production[3].

References

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