Summer Before The Dark

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012016012520160126 (R4)

Stefan Zweig strolls the seafront at Ostend and waits for his friend Joseph Roth to arrive

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:

Stefan Zweig strolls the seafront, visits a cafe, and waits for his friend Joseph Roth to arrive. Also in town are other writers, wives and mistresses, as storm clouds gather over the rest of Europe..

Reader Peter Firth

Producer Duncan Minshull.

012016012520160126 (R4)

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:

Stefan Zweig strolls the seafront, visits a cafe, and waits for his friend Joseph Roth to arrive. Also in town are other writers, wives and mistresses, as storm clouds gather over the rest of Europe..

Reader Peter Firth

Producer Duncan Minshull.

012016012520160126 (R4)

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:

Stefan Zweig strolls the seafront, visits a cafe, and waits for his friend Joseph Roth to arrive. Also in town are other writers, wives and mistresses, as storm clouds gather over the rest of Europe..

Reader Peter Firth

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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022016012620160127 (R4)

Two roving writers have arranged to meet in Ostend on the Belgian coast.

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:

Joseph Roth will be meeting Stefan Zweig here. But first, some background into their need to escape Austria and its encroaching dangers..

Reader Peter Firth

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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032016012720160128 (R4)

Joseph is off the train at Ostend, just as Irmgard Keun decides to stay in the resort too.

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:

Joseph Roth is off the train at Ostend, about to meet Stefan Zweig for the hotels and bistro life. But his head will soon be turned by another writer, who's newly arrived herself..

Reader Peter Firth

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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042016012820160129 (R4)

Joseph Roth is in Ostend to meet his friend Stefan Zweig but is distracted by Irmgard Keun

042016012820160129 (R4)

Joseph Roth is in Ostend to meet his friend Stefan Zweig but is distracted by Irmgard Keun

042016012820160129 (R4)

Joseph Roth is in Ostend to meet his friend Stefan Zweig but is distracted by Irmgard Keun

042016012820160129 (R4)

Joseph Roth is in Ostend to meet his friend Stefan Zweig but is distracted by Irmgard Keun

0420160128

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:

Joseph Roth is in Ostend to meet his old friend Stafan Zweig. But he's quickly distracted by another writer, Irmgard Keun. Life is short, so they will move to the Hotel Couronne together..

Reader Peter Firth

Producer Duncan Minshull.

0420160128

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:

Joseph Roth is in Ostend to meet his old friend Stafan Zweig. But he's quickly distracted by another writer, Irmgard Keun. Life is short, so they will move to the Hotel Couronne together..

Reader Peter Firth

Producer Duncan Minshull.

052016012920160130 (R4)

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

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.