Jan. 11, 2022
It’s May 1945 and Germany has just surrendered. The country is in chaos – a million former soldiers, three million foreign nationals, another million liberated from the concentration camps, all trying to get home. And hiding somewhere, in all that, hoping to slip away, are the top Nazis.
Top of the list to be tracked down and arrested are Joachim von Ribbentrop (Hitler’s Foreign Minister), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (Himmler’s Deputy), Hans Frank (Governor of Occupied Poland) and maybe even Martin Bormann (Hitler’s closest aide). Once caught, they are corralled in a stripped-out hotel in Luxembourg. But former Reichsmarschall Goering doesn’t have to be found: he surrenders himself along with 16 monogrammed suitcases, varnished nails and a valet. Starring Elliot Cowan as Sergeant Monelli, US Army Sergeant and Nigel Lindsay as Hermann Goering, one-time head of the Luftwaffe.
Cast: Sergeant Monelli - ELLIOT COWAN Colonel Burton Andrus - JOSEPH ALESSI Hermann Goering - NIGEL LINDSAY Agent Matteson and other roles - CLIVE WOOD Ernst Kaltenbrunner and other roles - JONATHAN CULLEN Gisela von Westarp and other roles - ROSIE SHEEHY General Eisenhower and other roles - JOSEPH MYDELL Joachim von Ribbentrop and other roles - JASPER BRITTON General Patch and other roles - HARI DHILLON General Clay and other roles - NATHAN WILEY Winston Churchill and other roles - ANDREW WOODALL GI and other roles - ILAN GOODMAN Intelligence Officer and other roles - MARK EDEL-HUNT British Doctor and other roles - NICHOLAS WOODESON Titles - LEWIS MACLEOD
Sound Designer - ADAM WOODHAMS Studio Manager - MARK SMITH Casting Director - GINNY SCHILLER Original Score - METAPHOR MUSIC Writer and Director - JONATHAN MYERSON Producer - NICHOLAS NEWTON
A Promenade Production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds