Drama on 3: Giovanni’s Room

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Basic Info

Genre: Drama (Radio)

Broadcaster: BBC Radio 3

Broadcast dates: Sunday, 5 September 2010 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Production Co: A Bona Broadcasting production

Cast: Damian Lewis (David), John Lithgow (Father), Greta Scacchi (Hella), Derek Jacobi (Guillaume), Michael Feast (Jacques), Antonio Magro (Giovanni)

Crew: Neil Bartlett (Director)


James Baldwin’s classic novel in its world premiere radio production, set in Paris, 1954. When handsome blond American David meets the stunning Giovanni in a “bohemian” Parisian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But David’s fiancé, Hella, returns to Paris and, unable to admit the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened, with calamitous results for all three, especially for Giovanni, whose life descends into murderous tragedy.

Dramatised for radio and directed by leading theatre director Neil Bartlett.

Source: BBC