By Heinrich Böll.
Dramatised by Claire Luckham.
The action takes place in Germany in the summer of 1958 when the Faehmel family meet to celebrate Heinrich Faehmel's eightieth birthday.
In the course of one day Böll reveals the crucial incidents in the past of a family of architects, from the Wilhelminian empire through Weimar and Hitler to the prosperous West Germany of the 1950s.
Based on Böll's novel of the same name, it is a searing examination of the moral crises of post war Germany.
Billiards at Half Past Nine is considered to be the novel which won Böll the Nobel Prize.
Young Heinrich....Oscar Fletcher
Composer/Music Arranger....Orlando Gough
Solo Songs....Melanie Pappenheim
Choir....Christ Church, Knightsbridge
German Speaking Church Choir