The Element Of Water

Stevie Davies dramatises her prize-winning book, a love story which unfolds against a background of guilt, memory and the legacy of the Second World War.

It is 1958, and Isolde takes up a teaching post at a British Forces school on Lake Ploen in Northern Germany, in the building which housed the rump Nazi command at the end of the war.

Here, she finds not only the new life she is searching for, but also disturbing echoes of her own family's past.

Isolde....Siriol Jenkins Renate....Eleanor Bron Michael Quantz....Paul Humpoletz Wolfi Quantz / young Michael....Kenneth Collard Patterson / Paul Dahl....Alan Moore Frau Meier....Jennie Stoller Lynne....Rebecca Smart Susan....Amanda Horlock Young Paul....Andy Henderson Lennie....Susie Fugle Schoolchildren: Alice Crook, Joshua Boyden, Olivia Crook, Sarah Kenyon and Ellen White.

Music composed by Elizabeth Purnell.

Produced and directed by Sara Davies.