Ratline, The [Intrigue]

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A lot going on in Lemberg20181010

The criminal charge sheet against senior Nazi Otto Wachter. Whilst Charlotte Wachter and her children were spending the summer in Zell am See, Otto was in Lemberg overseeing the 'Grosse Aktion' - the mass deportation of Jews to concentration camps. Philippe Sands interviews two Nazi hunters from the US Department of Justice to go through the evidence against Otto. Meanwhile Otto's son Horst continues to maintain his father's innocence.
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita
Otto Wachter: Stephen Fry
Charlotte Wachter: Laura Linney
Other parts by members of the BBC Radio Drama Company

The criminal charge sheet against senior Nazi Otto Wachter

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

A lot going on in Lemberg20181010

The criminal charge sheet against senior Nazi Otto Wachter

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

La Forza del Destino20181012

Midnight. Rome. 1949. Otto Wachter, a Nazi on the run, arrives in the Eternal City, penniless, homeless, searching for a way out to Argentina. He's also unwittingly found himself in the middle of a battle between East and West. He is taken in by monks, makes a friend high up in the Vatican and takes on some unusual employment. The continuing investigation into how a senior Nazi evaded justice.
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita

Hunted Nazi Otto Wachter makes his way to Rome to join the Ratline escape route.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

La Forza del Destino20181012

Hunted Nazi Otto Wachter makes his way to Rome to join the Ratline escape route.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Meet the Wachters20181009

Otto and Charlotte Wachter climb to power, after Hitler annexes Austria, with Otto at his side. Otto's job takes the family to a palace in Krakow and on to Galicia, where his story collides with those of the family of presenter Philippe Sands. This is the continuing investigation into how a leading Nazi evaded justice.
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita
Otto Wachter: Stephen Fry
Charlotte Wachter: Laura Linney
Other parts by members of the BBC Radio Drama Company

The rise to power of a senior Nazi and his wife.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Meet the Wachters20181009

The rise to power of a senior Nazi and his wife.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Nest of Spies20181017

Philippe and the team work out the identity of the mysterious man Otto lunched with on Lake Albano, and discover he too is connected with the Nazi Bishop. They take a trip to the lake to meet the Priest who buried the man and he reveals some unbelievable family secrets.
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita
Otto Wachter: Stephen Fry
Charlotte Wachter: Laura Linney
Other parts by members of the BBC Radio Drama Company

Philippe and the team work out the identity of the mysterious man Otto had lunch with.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Nest of Spies20181017

Philippe and the team work out the identity of the mysterious man Otto had lunch with.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Persilschein20181019

In the final episode of The Ratline, the Persilschein and denial continue. Charlotte Wachter finally brings Otto home. Philippe takes a forensic look at how Otto died and returns to Hagenberg to confront Horst with some new evidence.
In this episode, Dame Sue Black is incorrectly described as a forensic pathologist. She is a forensic anthropologist.
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita
Otto Wachter: Stephen Fry
Charlotte Wachter: Laura Linney
Other parts by members of the BBC Radio Drama Company

Charlotte Wachter finally brings Otto home.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Persilschein20181019

Charlotte Wachter finally brings Otto home.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

The Lucids20181018

Philippe travels to Albuquerque to meet Tom Lucid Jnr, the son of the CIA agent who recruited Karl Hass, chief source on Project Los Angeles and the man Otto had lunch with on Lake Albano. How much does he know about his father's role in recruiting Nazis and a close relative in Geneva?
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita
Otto Wachter: Stephen Fry
Charlotte Wachter: Laura Linney
Other parts by members of the BBC Radio Drama Company

Philippe travels to Albuquerque to meet, the son of the CIA agent who recruited Karl Hass.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

The Lucids20181018

Philippe travels to Albuquerque to meet, the son of the CIA agent who recruited Karl Hass.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

The Men Who Murdered Nazis20181015

Otto contracts a strange illness and Charlotte rushes to Rome to be by his side. Philippe talks to an old friend who was working for British intelligence in 1949 and explores who might have been hunting Otto in Rome and why.
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita
Otto Wachter: Stephen Fry
Charlotte Wachter: Laura Linney
Other parts by members of the BBC Radio Drama Company

Otto contracts a strange illness and Charlotte rushes to Rome to be by his side.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

The Men Who Murdered Nazis20181015

Otto contracts a strange illness and Charlotte rushes to Rome to be by his side.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

The Nazi Bishop20181016

Philippe Sands accesses the Vatican archives to find out about Otto's protector in Rome, the man who was by his side as he lay dying, Alois Hudal. Hudal's archivist reveals to the team something extraordinary.
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita
Otto Wachter: Stephen Fry
Charlotte Wachter: Laura Linney
Other parts by members of the BBC Radio Drama Company

Who was the Bishop who protected Otto in Rome?

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

The Nazi Bishop20181016

Who was the Bishop who protected Otto in Rome?

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

The Secrets in the Castle20181008

Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi Otto Wachter, who was indicted for mass murder. The Ratline is a story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi hunters, shadowy forces in the Vatican and a son grappling with the sins of his father.

Philippe begins by travelling to a castle outside Vienna to meet an old man who believes his father was murdered, while a voice from the past offers up clues to how it might have happened.

Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita

A story of love, denial, a senior Nazi and a curious death.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Where's Otto?20181011

The war is over and Otto Wachter has disappeared. Whilst his friends are committing suicide or being tried for mass murder Otto has escaped high into the mountains with the help of a young SS soldier. Meanwhile his wife Charlotte is working on getting him out of Austria. Barrister and author Philippe Sands continues his investigation into how a leading Nazi evaded justice.
Producer: Gemma Newby
Sound design: Neil Churchill
Research: James Everest and Lea Main-Klingst
Original music by Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita
Otto Wachter: Stephen Fry
Charlotte Wachter: Laura Linney
Other parts by members of the BBC Radio Drama Company

The war is over and Otto Wachter has disappeared high into the Austrian mountains.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.

Where's Otto?20181011

The war is over and Otto Wachter has disappeared high into the Austrian mountains.

True stories of unexpected deaths, pulling back the curtain on how the world works.