Billiards At Half Past Nine

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.

Robert....Michael Maloney

Jochen....Sam Beazley

Schrella....Kenneth Cranham

Nettlinger....Henry Goodman

Ruth....Jasmine Hyde

Joanna....Dilys Laye

Heinrich....Geoffrey Palmer

Hugo....Paul Ready

Joseph....Daniel Weyman

Young Heinrich....Oscar Fletcher

Composer/Music Arranger....Orlando Gough

Solo Songs....Melanie Pappenheim

Choir....Christ Church, Knightsbridge

German Speaking Church Choir

Director....Roxana Silbert.

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20060430

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.

Robert....Michael Maloney

Jochen....Sam Beazley

Schrella....Kenneth Cranham

Nettlinger....Henry Goodman

Ruth....Jasmine Hyde

Joanna....Dilys Laye

Heinrich....Geoffrey Palmer

Hugo....Paul Ready

Joseph....Daniel Weyman

Young Heinrich....Oscar Fletcher

Composer/Music Arranger....Orlando Gough

Solo Songs....Melanie Pappenheim

Choir....Christ Church, Knightsbridge

German Speaking Church Choir

Director....Roxana Silbert.

20060430

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.

Robert....Michael Maloney

Jochen....Sam Beazley

Schrella....Kenneth Cranham

Nettlinger....Henry Goodman

Ruth....Jasmine Hyde

Joanna....Dilys Laye

Heinrich....Geoffrey Palmer

Hugo....Paul Ready

Joseph....Daniel Weyman

Young Heinrich....Oscar Fletcher

Composer/Music Arranger....Orlando Gough

Solo Songs....Melanie Pappenheim

Choir....Christ Church, Knightsbridge

German Speaking Church Choir

Director....Roxana Silbert.