|20150829||20200802 (R4)||It is 1945. For gauche young apprentice Milos Hrma, life at the sleepy railway station in Bohemia is full of complex preoccupations. There is the burden of dispatching German troop trains; the shocking scandal of Dispatcher Hubicka; and the vexing problem of his sexual performance. |
Classic comedy drama from celebrated Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal.
Dramatised by Ian Kershaw
Milos.... John Bradley
Closely Observed Trains, which became the award-winning Jiri Menzel film of the 'Prague Spring', is a classic of post-war literature, a small masterpiece of humour, humanity and heroism.
Director: Gary Brown
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.
Drama from BBC Radio 4