UK RADIO: BBC Radio 4 Extra Repeats Life And Fate Starring David Tennant & Kenneth Branagh



Starting today, BBC Radio 4 Extra will repeat the eight hour radio adaptation of  Vasily Grossman's epic novel Life And Fate. David Tennant and Kenneth Branagh are among the cast of the thirteen-part drama, based on a work that, at the time of its publication in 1960, Soviet authorities considered to be so dangerous that the manuscript itself was arrested. 

Set against the Battle of Stalingrad, the novel charts the fate of both a nation and a family in the turmoil of war. David Tennant plays Nikolai Krymov, a commissar, posted to Stalingrad. Kenneth Branagh plays nuclear physicist Viktor, who flees Moscow with his wife Lyuda (Greta Scacchi). The cast also includes Harriet Walter, Adrian Scarborough, Ralph Ineson, Raquel Cassidy and Freddie Fox. The series was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011. 

The series starts today at 4pm, with episodes throughout next week. David appears in episodes 3, 7, 10 and 11. You can listen from anywhere in the world via the BBC Radio website.

Episode guide
Episode 1: Viktor And Lyuda
December 8th, 4pm; December 9th, 4am

Episode 2: Anna's Letter
December 9th, 10am & 3pm; December 10th, 3am

Episode 3: Krymov And Zhenya - Lovers Once
December 9th, 10.15am & 3.15pm; December 10th, 3.15am

Episode 4: Vera And Her Pilot
December 10th, 10am & 3pm; December 11th, 3am

Episode 5: Journey
December 10th, 10.15am & 3.15pm; December 11th, 3.15am

Episode 6: Abarchuk
December 11th, 10am & 3pm; December 12th, 3am

Episode 7: Building 6/1 - Those Who Were Still Alive
December 11th, 10.15am & 3.15pm; December 12th, 3.15am

Episode 8: Lieutenant Peter Bach
December 12th, 10am & 3pm; December 13th, 3am

Episode 9: Novikov's Story
December 12th, 10.15am & 3.15pm; December 13th, 3.15am

Episode 10: A Hero Of The Soviet Union
December 13th, 10am & 3pm; December 14th, 3am

Episode 11: Krymov In Moscow
December 13th, 10.15am & 3.15pm; December 14th, 3.15am

Episode 12: Fortress Stalingrad
December 15th, 6am & 1pm

Episode 13: Viktor And The Academy
December 15th, 4pm



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