War Behind The Wire Radio Plays

The One Who Came Back


1st Broadcast 26th September 1977 BBC Radio 4

Writer

James Follett


Directed by

Piers Plowright


Synopsis

HANS : I couldn't believe it. When I reached the corner of my street I just stood still... It had hardly been bombed. Nothing to bomb, I suppose. Just a few rows of back to back houses.

There were gaps like missing teeth. Fireplaces and wallpaper high up on the side of shored-up houses. It was like a dream. I felt that if I moved it would all disappear and I'd be back at Colchester.

The year 1946. The place East Berlin. The speaker an escaped German POW. In less than a year he was back at Colchester.

Or

"I couldn't believe it. When I reached the corner of my Street I just stood still....it had hardly been bombed. Nothing to bomb, I suppose. Just a few rows of back-to-back houses. It was like a dream. I felt that if I moved it would all disappear and I'd be back at Colchester." The year was 1946. The place was East Berlin. The speaker an escaped prisoner-of-war. In less than a year he was back at Colchester

Cast

Hans Mueller Paul Meier
Col Scotland Alan Downer
Karl Monner Gregory De Polnay
Mrs. Mueller Margot Van Der Burgh
German Captain Douglas Blackwell
Eva Heather Bell
Cook Irene Sutcliffe
British Officer NCO Gavin Campbell
Waiter Gavin Campbell
Soldier Gavin Campbell
German Sailor Anthony Newlands
Truck Driver Anthony Newlands

James Follett Comments

None so far.


Running Time

45 Minutes

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