Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals

Episode 16 - No Trace Will Remain

Jan. 11, 2022

On 30th September 1946, the Judges announce their verdicts. And the sentences to be imposed – death or imprisonment or freedom. But come the night of the executions, Hermann Goering has one last surprise.

And now it’s time for the verdicts: 11 will be hanged, 7 are given prison sentences and 3 are set free. Everyone is surprised by the acquittals and at a hasty press conference, the free men trade autographs for chocolate (but are re-arrested by German authorities as soon as they leave the building). Meanwhile Sergeant Woods, the US Army’s hangman, is on site, building the gallows. The night comes but Goering has managed to hide one last cyanide capsule to evade the noose. Starring Nicholas Woodeson as Sir Geoffrey Lawrence and featuring Nathan Wiley as Master Sergeant Woods, the US Army’s executioner.

Emma Schwabenland - NATALIE DORMER Sir Geoffrey Lawrence - NICHOLAS WOODESON Francis Biddle - CLIVE WOOD Iona Nikitchenko - HENRY GOODMAN Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - FORBES MASSON Colonel Burton Andrus - JOSEPH ALESSI Hermann Goering - NIGEL LINDSAY Rudolf Hess - JOSEPH MYDELL New York Post Reporter - HARI DHILLON Daily Express Reporter - ROSIE SHEEHY Sir Norman Birkett and other roles - ANDREW WOODALL John Parker and other roles - NATHAN WILEY Henri De Vabres and other roles - JONATHAN CULLEN Pastor Gerecke and other roles - ILAN GOODMAN Otto Kranzbühler and other roles - MARK EDEL-HUNT Joachim von Ribbentrop and other roles - JASPER BRITTON 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

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