By Arianne Mnouchkine and Patrice Chereau.
The show trial of dissident writer Vaclav Havel and others in the former Czechoslovakia in 1979 is explored using dramatic reconstruction, testimonies and expert analysis, revealing their roles in overcoming the Soviet Union's control and the event's place in the wider context of post-war Europe. Dramatised by Christopher Hampton, and narrated by Jane Whittenshaw.
Dana Nemcova....Teresa Gallagher
Jiri Dienstbier....Andrew Branch
Anna Sabatova....Elaine Larkin
Otta Bednarova....Sarah Badel
Vaclav Benda....Geoffrey Whitehead
Petr Uhl....Nicholas Boulton
Vaclav Havel....Michael Maloney
Producers: Paul Dodgson and Nick Patrick
Director: Martin Jenkins
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.
Exploring the show trial of dissident writer Vaclav Havel and others.