The Radetzky March

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0120130602 (BBC7)
20170306 (BBC7)

by Joseph Roth.

Dramatised by Gregory Evans

A dramatisation of Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel. The end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as seen through the lives of three generations of the Trotta family. Part 1 of 2.

Piano and Trupet played by Peter Ringrose

Directed by Marc Beeby

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Literary critic Harold Blom described Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March as "One of the most readable, poignant and superb novels in twentieth century German".

This is the story of the Trottas, a family of Slovenian peasants ennobled when Lieutenant Joseph Trotta saves Emperor Franz Joseph's life at the Battle of Solferino in 1859. Most of the action, however, is set in the early years of the twentieth century and con-cerns the next two generations of Trottas, a bureaucrat and a soldier: the Baron - stiff, guarded, but secretly loving - and his son, the feckless, disaster-prone Carl Joseph.

The Radetzky March is a novel about the ending of things: love affairs, friendships, individual lives, dynasties, an empire, a world.

0120130602 (BBC7)
20170306 (BBC7)

The end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as seen through the Trotta family.

0120130602 (BBC7)
20170307 (BBC7)

by Joseph Roth.

Dramatised by Gregory Evans

A dramatisation of Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel. The end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as seen through the lives of three generations of the Trotta family. Part 1 of 2.

Piano and Trupet played by Peter Ringrose

Directed by Marc Beeby

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Literary critic Harold Blom described Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March as "One of the most readable, poignant and superb novels in twentieth century German".

This is the story of the Trottas, a family of Slovenian peasants ennobled when Lieutenant Joseph Trotta saves Emperor Franz Joseph's life at the Battle of Solferino in 1859. Most of the action, however, is set in the early years of the twentieth century and con-cerns the next two generations of Trottas, a bureaucrat and a soldier: the Baron - stiff, guarded, but secretly loving - and his son, the feckless, disaster-prone Carl Joseph.

The Radetzky March is a novel about the ending of things: love affairs, friendships, individual lives, dynasties, an empire, a world.

0120130602 (BBC7)
20170307 (BBC7)

The end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as seen through the Trotta family.

01

0220130609 (BBC7)
20170307 (BBC7)

At his posting near the Russian border, Carl's life is about to take a turn for the worse.

0220130609 (BBC7)
20170307 (BBC7)

by Joseph Roth.

Dramatised by Gregory Evans

Part 2 of 2.

Carl Joseph has been posted to a remote outpost of the Austro-Hungarian near the Russian border where his life, and the life of the Empire, is about to take a turn for the worse. A dramatisation of Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel.

Piano and Trumpet played by Peter Ringrose

Directed by Marc Beeby.

0220130609 (BBC7)
20170308 (BBC7)

At his posting near the Russian border, Carl's life is about to take a turn for the worse.

02