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Afternoon Theatre


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The Girls from Viterbo Written for radio by GÜNTER EICH translated from the German by MICHAEL HAMBURGER
Gabriele, a Jewish girl of 17, is in hiding from the Nazis with her grandfather in a Berlin fiat. Inspired by an old newspaper cutting, the two of them reconstruct the story of a party of Italian schoolgirls lost in the Roman catacombs. They feel that their own real situation is illuminated by the imagined one in the catacombs, which for the listener symbolise the Nazi gas chambers. In Berlin: In the catacombs:
In Viterbo:
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: Michael Hamburger
Producer: Christopher Holme
Gabriele: Pauline Yates
Goldschmidt: Frank Pettingell
Frau Winter: Coral Fairweather
BOttari: Frank Duncan
Bianca: Joyce Carpenter
Maria: Isla Cameron
Lena: Nona Blair
Lucia: Anne Beresford
Antonia: Ysanne Churchman
Angelica Bottari: Nicolette Bernard
Giraldt: Derek Birch
EmillO: Glyn Dearman

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