Primo Levi's The Periodic Table

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An Introduction20160718

Janet Suzman introduces a new dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements of life.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements that make up our universe - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. She begins with a short feature about Levi's life and writing, featuring archive interviews with Levi himself.

01Vanadium, Part 120160719

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements that make up our universe - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Starring Henry Goodman, Akbar Kurtha, Erich Redman and Juliet Aubrey. Dramatized by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Vanadium Part 1: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi receives a letter from one of the factory's German clients, signed by a Doktor Muller. Could this be the Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi's work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz?

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements that make up our universe - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Starring Henry Goodman, Akbar Kurtha, Erich Redman and Juliet Aubrey. Dramatized by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Vanadium Part 1: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi receives a letter from one of the factory's German clients, signed by a Doktor Muller. Could this be the Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi's work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz?

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Henry Goodman stars in a new dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements of life.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements that make up our universe - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Starring Henry Goodman, Akbar Kurtha, Erich Redman and Juliet Aubrey. Dramatized by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Vanadium Part 1: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi receives a letter from one of the factory's German clients, signed by a Doktor Muller. Could this be the Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi's work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz?

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

01Vanadium. Argon. Lead20200621Janet Suzman introduces a dramatisation of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements that make up our universe - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Starring Henry Goodman, Akbar Kurtha, Erich Redman and Juliet Aubrey. Dramatized by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Vanadium Part 1: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi receives a letter from one of the factory's German clients, signed by a Doktor Muller. Could this be the Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi's work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz?

CAST
Older Primo.... Henry Goodman
Cometto.... John Rowe
Dr Muller.... Erich Redman
Younger Primo.... Akbar Kurtha
Lucia.... Juliet Aubrey
Polish overseer.... Chris Pavlo

Argon: Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors, who share a number of characteristics with the noble, rare and inert gases, such as Argon.

CAST
Older Primo.... Henry Goodman
Cesare.... John Rowe
Jacob.... David Horovitch
Moses.... David Hounslow
Samuel.... Sam Dale
Abigail.... Jessica Turner
Zepora.... Debra Baker

In 'Lead', set in the ancient world, a prospector travels from northern to southern Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock. Read by Paul Copley.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding

Henry Goodman stars in a dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements of life.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Henry Goodman stars in a dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements of life.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

02Argon20160720

Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements that make up our universe. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Argon: Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors, who share a number of characteristics with the noble, rare and inert gases, such as Argon.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements that make up our universe. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Argon: Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors, who share a number of characteristics with the noble, rare and inert gases, such as Argon.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements that make up our universe. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Argon: Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors, who share a number of characteristics with the noble, rare and inert gases, such as Argon.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

02Iron20200628Akbar Kurtha stars in trhis dramatisation of Levi's stories about life, love and matter.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Akbar Kurtha and Henry Goodman star as the younger and older Primo Levi in a major dramatisation of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Iron: The story of Primo Levi's early life as a chemist in Mussolini's Italy, from his student days, his early crushes and his first experiences as a professional chemist, at a time when it was increasingly hard for Jewish Italians to find work.

CAST

Younger Primo.... Akbar Kurtha
Older Primo.... Henry Goodman
Enrico/ Marchetti.... Caolan McCarthy
Rina.... Debra Baker
Lazzari.... Sam Dale
Luca.... Leo Wan
Giulia.... Rebecca Hamilton
Caselli.... Stephen Critchlow
Bettega.... George Watkins
Rita.... Katie Redford
Sandro.... Andrew Rothney
Dallaporta.... Richard Pepple
Antaeus.... David Hounslow
Alida.... Amelia Lowdell

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding

Akbar Kurtha stars in trhis dramatisation of Levi's stories about life, love and matter.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

03Gold. Cerium. Sulphur20200705Henry Goodman and Akbar Kurtha star as older and younger Primo Levi in a major dramatisation of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements.

Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Gold: The Nazis invade Italy and Primo's friends are forced to scatter. Primo and Vanda head into the mountains in order to join the partisans.

CAST
Older Primo.... Henry Goodman
Younger Primo.... Akbar Kurtha
Vanda.... Rebecca Hamilton
Silvio.... Leo Wan
Lina.... Evie Killip
Aldo.... George Watkins
Militiaman 1.... David Hounslow
Militiaman 2.... Caolan McCarthy
Fossa.... Stephen Critchlow
Cagni.... Nicholas Murchie
Prisoner.... David Hounslow

Cerium: Primo's training as a chemist helps him to survive the terrible conditions of Auschwitz.

CAST
Older Primo.... Henry Goodman
Younger Primo.... Akbar Kurtha
Alberto ….. Leo Wan
Guard.... Erich Redman
Prisoner 1 ….. David Hounslow
Prisoner 2 ….. Sam Dale

Sulphur: Ben Crowe plays a boilerman who saves Primo's factory from disaster.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

Akbar Kurtha stars in a dramatisation of Levi's stories about life, matter and war.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Akbar Kurtha stars in a dramatisation of Levi's stories about life, matter and war.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

03Sulphur And Titanium20160721Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

1) Sulphur - Ben Crowe plays a boilerman who saves Primo's factory from disaster.

2) Titanium - Evie Killip reads this short story about a little girl who is fascinated by a man painting with white paint

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

1) Sulphur - Ben Crowe plays a boilerman who saves Primo's factory from disaster.

2) Titanium - Evie Killip reads this short story about a little girl who is fascinated by a man painting with white paint

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Janet Suzman introduces two of Levi's short stories themed around the chemical elements.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

04Arsenic And Silver20200712Henry Goodman stars in a dramatisation of Levi's stories about life, matter and chemistry.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major dramatisation of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Arsenic and Silver: At his retirement party, Primo recounts amusing stories from a professional chemist's life.

Older Primo.... Henry Goodman
Younger Primo.... Akbar Kurtha
Versino.... Jessica Turner
Lentini.... Nicholas Murchie
Bruni.... David Horovitch
Cometto.... John Rowe
Lucia.... Juliet Aubrey
Gallery Director.... Stephen Critchlow
Emilio.... Caolan McCarthy
Farmer.... David Hounslow
Customer.... Ben Crowe
Bonino.... Sam Dale
Gina.... Rebecca Hamilton

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby

04Lead20160722

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

In 'Lead', set in the ancient world, a prospector travels from northern to southern Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock. Read by Paul Copley.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

In 'Lead', set in the ancient world, a prospector travels from northern to southern Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock. Read by Paul Copley.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

A prospector travels across Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

In 'Lead', set in the ancient world, a prospector travels from northern to southern Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock. Read by Paul Copley.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

05Mercury20160723

Janet Suzman introduces Levi's story about strange mercurial happenings on a remote island

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about the elements, dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

1820s - an English captain and his wife live on a remote Atlantic island, with strange chemical properties.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about the elements, dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

1820s - an English captain and his wife live on a remote Atlantic island, with strange chemical properties.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about the elements, dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

1820s - an English captain and his wife live on a remote Atlantic island, with strange chemical properties.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

05Mercury. Vanadium Part 220200719Janet Suzman introduces a major dramatisation of Primo Levi's short stories about life, work and matter. Starring Henry Goodman, Akbar Kurtha, Erich Redman and Juliet Aubrey. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Mercury: 1820s - an English captain and his wife live on a remote Atlantic island with strange chemical properties.

CAST
Abrahams.... Paul Hilton
Maggie.... Amelia Lowdell
Hendrik.... Nicholas Murchie
Willem.... Leo Wan
Andrea.... Chris Pavlo
Gaetano.... George Watkins
Burton.... Richard Pepple
Rebecca.... Debra Baker
Woman.... Katie Redford

Vanadium Part 2: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi has received a letter from one of the factory's German clients, Doktor Muller. The same Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi's work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz. And now Muller wants to meet.

CAST
Older Primo.... Henry Goodman
Cometto.... John Rowe
Dr Muller.... Erich Redman
Younger Primo.... Akbar Kurtha
Lucia.... Juliet Aubrey
Polish overseer.... Chris Pavlo

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding

Henry Goodman stars in this dramatisation of Levi's stories about the elements of life.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

06Carbon20200719Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major dramatisation of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Carbon: Levi imagines the incredible, centuries-long journey of a single atom of carbon.

Henry Goodman stars in a dramatisation of Levi's stories about our life, work and matter.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

06Iron20160723

The story of Primo Levi's early life as a chemist in Mussolini's Italy.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Akbar Kurtha and Henry Goodman star as the younger and older Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Iron: The story of Primo Levi's early life as a chemist in Mussolini's Italy, from his student days, his early crushes and his first experiences as a professional chemist, at a time when it was increasingly hard for Jewish Italians to find work.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Akbar Kurtha and Henry Goodman star as the younger and older Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Iron: The story of Primo Levi's early life as a chemist in Mussolini's Italy, from his student days, his early crushes and his first experiences as a professional chemist, at a time when it was increasingly hard for Jewish Italians to find work.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Akbar Kurtha and Henry Goodman star as the younger and older Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Iron: The story of Primo Levi's early life as a chemist in Mussolini's Italy, from his student days, his early crushes and his first experiences as a professional chemist, at a time when it was increasingly hard for Jewish Italians to find work.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

07Gold20160723Henry Goodman and Akbar Kurtha star as older and younger Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements.

Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Gold: The Nazis invade Italy and Primo's friends are forced to scatter. Primo and Vanda head into the mountains in order to join the partisans.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

Henry Goodman and Akbar Kurtha star as older and younger Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements.

Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Gold: The Nazis invade Italy and Primo's friends are forced to scatter. Primo and Vanda head into the mountains in order to join the partisans.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

Henry Goodman and Akbar Kurtha star as older and younger Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements.

Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Gold: The Nazis invade Italy and Primo's friends are forced to scatter. Primo and Vanda head into the mountains in order to join the partisans.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

The Nazis invade Italy, and Primo's friends are forced to scatter.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

08Cerium20160723Henry Goodman and Akbar Kurtha star as older and younger Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements.

Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Cerium: Primo's training as a chemist helps him to survive the terrible conditions of Auschwitz.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

Henry Goodman and Akbar Kurtha star as older and younger Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements.

Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Cerium: Primo's training as a chemist helps him to survive the terrible conditions of Auschwitz.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

Henry Goodman and Akbar Kurtha star as older and younger Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements.

Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Cerium: Primo's training as a chemist helps him to survive the terrible conditions of Auschwitz.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

Primo's training as a chemist helps him to survive the terrible conditions of Auschwitz.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

09Arsenic And Silver20160724

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Arsenic and Silver: At his retirement party, Primo recounts amusing stories from a professional chemist's life.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Arsenic and Silver: At his retirement party, Primo recounts amusing stories from a professional chemist's life.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

At his retirement party, Primo recounts amusing stories from a professional chemist's life

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

At his retirement party, Primo recounts amusing stories from a professional chemist's life

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Arsenic and Silver: At his retirement party, Primo recounts amusing stories from a professional chemist's life.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding and Marc Beeby.

10Vanadium, Part 220160724

Working in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo is confronted by a figure from his past.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Working in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo is confronted by a figure from his past.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about life, work and matter. Starring Henry Goodman, Akbar Kurtha, Erich Redman and Juliet Aubrey. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Vanadium Part 2: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi has received a letter from one of the factory's German clients, Doktor Muller. The same Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi's work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz. And now Muller wants to meet.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Working in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo is confronted by a figure from his past.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about life, work and matter. Starring Henry Goodman, Akbar Kurtha, Erich Redman and Juliet Aubrey. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Vanadium Part 2: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi has received a letter from one of the factory's German clients, Doktor Muller. The same Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi's work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz. And now Muller wants to meet.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about life, work and matter. Starring Henry Goodman, Akbar Kurtha, Erich Redman and Juliet Aubrey. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Vanadium Part 2: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi has received a letter from one of the factory's German clients, Doktor Muller. The same Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi's work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz. And now Muller wants to meet.

Produced and directed by Marc Beeby and Emma Harding.

11Carbon20160724

Levi imagines the incredible, centuries-long journey of a single atom of carbon.

Major dramatisation of Primo Levi's element-themed stories about life, work and matter.

Levi imagines the incredible, centuries-long journey of a single atom of carbon.

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Carbon: Levi imagines the incredible, centuries-long journey of a single atom of carbon.

Levi imagines the incredible, centuries-long journey of a single atom of carbon.

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Carbon: Levi imagines the incredible, centuries-long journey of a single atom of carbon.

Henry Goodman stars as Primo Levi in a major new dramatization of Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements. Introduced by Janet Suzman and dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.

Carbon: Levi imagines the incredible, centuries-long journey of a single atom of carbon.