Slow Boat To Leningrad

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SP*20090822

Black comedy by David Pownall following events of August 1939, when the British and French were seriously out-manoeuvred by Stalin and Hitler when they unexpectedly agreed to sign a non-aggression pact.

Doumenc....Keith Drinkel

Drax/Chamberlain....Geoffrey Whitehead

Burnett....Ian Masters

Ribbentrop....Nicholas Boulton

Hitler....Michael Maloney

Stalin....Michael Jayston

Voroshilov/Churchill....Christian Rodska

Molotov....Jonathan Tafler

Directed by Martin Jenkins

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

David Pownall's account of Anglo-French attempts to negotiate with the USSR in 1939.