Dramatisation of Hermann Hesse's classic novel set in a futuristic, utopian society.
Starring Derek Jacobi.
Joseph Knecht is a rising star in the Castalian Order, a band of elite intellectuals who live a closeted life of study and Glass Bead Game playing.
But Joseph's elevation to one of the highest and most respected ranks of the Order coincides with a crisis of conscience, as his ever deepening doubts about this idealistic and sanitised society threaten to topple its very foundations.
Joseph Knecht is singled out from an early age as one of the Castalian elite.
As his education progresses, Joseph quickly proves himself as a gifted Glass Bead Game player and a promising candidate for the higher echelons of the exclusive Castalian Order.
Joseph Knecht...Tom Ferguson
Young Joseph...Aidan Parsons
Music Master....Malcolm Raeburn
Teacher/Van Der Trave...Terence Mann
Father Jacobus...David Fleeshman
Elder Brother/Bertram...Jonathan Keeble
String Player...Kevin Flynn
Dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw
Producer: Charlotte Riches
Director: Susan Roberts.
Hermann Hesse's novel set in a futuristic, utopian society dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw