Drama On 3 – The Royal Game

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Gerard Killoran
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Drama On 3 – The Royal Game

Postby Gerard Killoran » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:02 pm

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/progin ... n_51.shtml

Drama On 3 – The Royal Game
Sunday 19 December
8.00-9.20pm BBC RADIO 3

Viennese writer Stefan Zweig wrote the original Schachnovelle, or Chess Novel, in 1942. Drama On 3 presents an adaptation of Zweig's famous novella by Yolanda Pupo-Thompson, translated by Anthea Bell.

Paul Rhys plays Dr Berg, a well-to-do German banker interrogated by the Gestapo to find out where influential members of the clergy and aristocrats have hidden their money. They hold him in solitary confinement in a deserted hotel in order to break him down, but he steals a book of chess puzzles from a guard to keep his mind active. Unfortunately, after learning to play games in his head, Dr Berg goes mad.

Dr Berg is played by Paul Rhys, the Interrogator by Rupert Young, the Writer by Kevin Trainor, Katz by Allan Corduner, McConnor by Hamish Clark, Centovic and Bennett by Sandy Grierson and Servant and Nurse by Madeleine Brolly. The music is from Carl Orff's Schulwerk.

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Re: Drama On 3 – The Royal Game

Postby Jonathan Bryant » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:41 pm

Gerard Killoran wrote:From

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/progin ... n_51.shtml

Drama On 3 – The Royal Game
Sunday 19 December
8.00-9.20pm BBC RADIO 3



Good spot. Thanks for the tip.

Andy Price
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Re: Drama On 3 – The Royal Game

Postby Andy Price » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:24 pm

Also on Radio 3 next week 11pm daily 15 minute programme 'The Essay' about different aspects of chess.


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