Death In Venice

By Thomas Mann, dramatised for radio by Peter Wolf.

Starring Clive Francis as Gustav von Aschenbach, Penny Downie as Anja, John Rowe as the Writer and Peter England as Tadzio.

A famous German writer tries to find the happiness and inspiration that is evading him by travelling to Venice after a premonition that his life will be transformed there.

At first, he notices only the decay and disease lurking behind the beautiful facades.

Then, just as he is about to leave, he becomes obsessed by the beauty of a young Polish boy staying at the same hotel.

With Tessa Worsley, Eve Karpf, Stephen Critchlow and Anthony Ofoegbu.

Director Cherry Cookson

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By Thomas Mann, dramatised for radio by Peter Wolf.

Starring Clive Francis as Gustav von Aschenbach, Penny Downie as Anja, John Rowe as the Writer and Peter England as Tadzio.

A famous German writer tries to find the happiness and inspiration that is evading him by travelling to Venice after a premonition that his life will be transformed there.

At first, he notices only the decay and disease lurking behind the beautiful facades.

Then, just as he is about to leave, he becomes obsessed by the beauty of a young Polish boy staying at the same hotel.

With Tessa Worsley, Eve Karpf, Stephen Critchlow and Anthony Ofoegbu.

Director Cherry Cookson