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Primo Levi's The Periodic Table

Episode 3: Sulphur and Titanium

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Ben Crowe plays a boilerman who saves Primo's factory from disaster, and Evie Killip reads a short story about a little girl who is fascinated by a man painting with white paint. Show more

Contributors

Actor:
Ben Crowe
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Set in the ancient world, a prospector travels from northern to southern Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock. Read by Paul Copley. Show more

Contributors

Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Primo Levi's The Periodic Table

Episode 1: Vanadium, Part 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Janet Suzman introduces a new dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements of life, starring Henry Goodman, dramatised by Graham White. Primo receives a letter from his past. Show more

Contributors

Older Primo:
Henry Goodman
Cometto:
John Rowe
Dr Muller:
Erich Redman
Younger Primo:
Akbar Kurtha
Polish Overseer:
Chris Pavlo
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors, who share a number of characteristics with the noble, rare and inert gases, such as Argon. Show more

Contributors

Older Primo:
Henry Goodman
Cesare:
John Rowe
Samuel:
Sam Dale
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Janet Suzman introduces Levi's stories about the elements, dramatised by Graham White. 1820s - Paul Hilton plays a captain living on a remote island of strange chemical properties. Show more

Contributors

Abrahams:
Paul Hilton
Willem:
Leo Wan
Rebecca:
Debra Baker
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

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 Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

The Nazis invade Italy, and Primo's friends are forced to scatter. Primo and Vanda head into the mountains in order to join the partisans. Show more

Contributors

Older Primo:
Henry Goodman
Younger Primo:
Akbar Kurtha
Silvio:
Leo Wan
Militiaman 1:
David Hounslow
Militiaman 2:
Caolan McCarthy
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Primo's training as a chemist helps him to survive the terrible conditions of Auschwitz. Show more

Contributors

Older Primo:
Henry Goodman
Younger Primo:
Akbar Kurtha
Alberto:
Leo Wan
Prisoner 1:
David Hounslow
Prisoner 2:
Sam Dale
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Henry Goodman stars in Levi's element-themed stories, introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White. Primo recounts amusing stories from a professional chemist's life. Show more

Primo Levi's The Periodic Table

Episode 10: Vanadium, Part 2

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Janet Suzman introduces a new dramatisation of Levi's element-themed stories, starring Henry Goodman, dramatised by Graham White. Primo is confronted by a figure from his past. Show more

Contributors

Older Primo:
Henry Goodman
Cometto:
John Rowe
Dr Muller:
Erich Redman
Younger Primo:
Akbar Kurtha
Polish Overseer:
Chris Pavlo
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Henry Goodman stars in a dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements, introduced by Janet Suzman, dramatised by Graham White. The fantastical life of a single atom of carbon Show more