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The Prague Trial on BBC Radio 4

20 JANUARY 2012 AT 9 PM ON BBC RADIO 4. BBC Radio 4 will broadcast the show trial of Vaclav Havel and others in the former Czechoslovakia in 1979. The trial is explored using dramatic reconstruction, testimonies and expert analysis, revealing the dissidents' roles in overcoming the Soviet Union's control and the event's place in the wider context of post-war Europe. Dramatised by Christopher Hampton, and narrated by Jane Whittenshaw.

By Arianne Mnouchkine and Patrice Chereau

Cast:
Narrator ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Judge ...... Gerard Murphy
Dana Nemcova ...... Teresa Gallagher
Jiri Dienstbier ...... Andrew Branch
Anna Sabatova ...... Elaine Larkin
Otta Bednarova ...... Sarah Badel
Vaclav Benda ...... Geoffrey Whitehead
Petr Uhl ...... Nicholas Boulton
Vaclav Havel ...... Michael Maloney
Prosecutor ...... Keith Drinkel

Producers: Paul Dodgson and Nick Patrick
Director: Martin Jenkins
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4