Several months before the outbreak of the Second World War, an ocean liner, the St Louis, leaves Germany with over 900 Jewish refugees on-board, all hoping to escape persecution. The incredible true story of that journey is now brought to vivid life in Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Daniel Kehlmann’s play, which was awarded Best Adaptation at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2021.
Based on the book The Voyage of the Damned by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts, this repeat broadcast is dedicated to the memory of the great actor Paul Ritter.
Schiendick: Paul Ritter
Schroeder: Philip Glenister
Berenson: Toby Jones