Summer Before The Dark


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Volker Weidermann's account of the charming resort of Ostend, and in 1936 it's a haven for Middle-Europe emigres. Abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams:

Swimming, promenading, drinking.The pleasures of Ostend linger in the face of storm clouds gathering over Europe, but even seasoned vacationers know they have to move on..

Reader Peter Firth

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth make their seperate plans to leave the delights of Ostend.