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18.03.07 Loving, adap.
20.01.06 Todtnauberg
11.08.04 *Kepler, 45m


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LOVING....2007
18 Mar 07, Classic Serial, adapted by John Banville. Henry Green's tale of life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during World War II. 2 x 60m. BBC blurb for episode 1: " On Mr Sheldon's death; footman Raunce acts fast to acquire the vacancy of butler at Castle Tennent. But how will the other servants in the household react to his sudden rise in status? " Raunce ...... Martin Kemp/ Edith ...... Leanne Rowe/ Miss Welch ...... Pauline Quirke/ Mrs Tennent ...... Joanna David/ Violet ...... Claudia Harrison/ Miss Burch ...... Amanda Root/ Kate ...... Zoe Tapper/ Capt. Davenport ...... Mark Straker/ Bert ...... Harry Eden/ Albert ...... Johnny Brennan

TODTNAUBERG....2006
Afternoon Play,20 Jan 06. A fictional drama inspired by the meeting between Paul Celan, poet and holocaust survivor, and Nazi philosopher Martin Heidegger, at Heidegger's mountain retreat in 1967. No record was kept of this meeting. The only mention is a poem by Celan, "Todtnauberg". It troubled Celan that Heidegger, one of the greatest of modern thinkers, was a Nazi; something he never renounced. Late in life, Heidegger became interested in Celan's work. He attended some of his public readings and in 1967 invited him to his Black Forest retreat at Todtnauberg. Heidegger ...... Joss Ackland, Paul Celan ...... Nicholas Farrell, Hannah Arendt ...... Jemma Redgrave, Gerhart Baumann ...... James Greene, Karl Jaspers ...... Gerard Murphy, Secretary ...... Michelle Simms. Producer Gemma Mcmullan.

KEPLER....2004
John Banville's Kepler explores the clash between two of the 17th century's leading Astronomers - the assured, prickly and self-mocking Johannes Kepler, and the aristocratic, overbearing and secretly insecure Danish Nobleman, Tycho Brahe, during the last year of Brahe's life.

Johannes Kepler ...... Benedict Cumberbatch
Tycho Brahe ...... Alun Armstrong
Barbara ...... Arabella Weir
Sophie ...... Gillian Kearney
Longberg ...... Scott Handy
Rudolph II ...... Geoffrey Beevers
Jeppe ...... Kenny Baker
Christine ...... Marcella Riordan
Regina ...... Hannah R Gordon
Messenger ...... Simon Imrie
Court Official ...... Kevin Jackson
Producer Gemma McMullan.



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