Reading Europe - Germany: Look Who's Back

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The next stop on Radio 4's literary journey across Europe is Timur Vermes' transgressive novel which topped the bestseller list in its native Germany.

Look Who's Back shocked and then thrilled over 1.5 million German readers with its bold approach to the most taboo of subjects - Adolf Hitler. David Threlfall stars as the infamous Nazi leader in this provocative satire.

Part 1

When Adolf Hitler wakes up in modern day Germany he is not pleased. The war is lost. The Nazi party is defunct. And his beloved Fatherland is being run by a woman. He decides to re-take control. Only this time, mistaken for a comedy impersonator, his road to power is paved with TV stardom and internet fame.

Adolf Hitler - David Threlfall

Fraulein Vera Kromeier - Alex Tregear

The Kiosk Owner - Ben Crowe

Frau Carmen Bellini - Caroline Berry

Joachim Sensenbrink - John Norton

Frank Sawatski - Richard Mylan

Ali Gagmez - Sargon Yelda

Actor - Debra Baker

Actor - Leo Wan

Actor - George Watkins

Theme music composed by Clive Swift and arranged by Stuart Morley.

From the novel by Timur Vermes

Translated by Jamie Bulloch

Dramatised for radio by Marcy Kahan

Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru/Wales Production

Timur Vermes is a journalist and a ghost-writer. Look Who's Back is his first novel.

David Threlfall is a prominent stage, film and TV actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Frank Gallagher in the long running TV show Shameless. He recently played Noah in BBC drama The Ark, has portrayed iconic comedian Tommy Cooper in Not Like That, Like This and real-life cop David Baker in ITV drama Code Of A Killer.

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The next stop on Radio 4's literary journey across Europe is Timur Vermes' transgressive novel which topped the bestseller list in its native Germany.

Look Who's Back shocked and then thrilled over 1.5 million German readers with its bold approach to the most taboo of subjects - Adolf Hitler. David Threlfall stars as the infamous Nazi leader in this provocative satire.

Part 1

When Adolf Hitler wakes up in modern day Germany he is not pleased. The war is lost. The Nazi party is defunct. And his beloved Fatherland is being run by a woman. He decides to re-take control. Only this time, mistaken for a comedy impersonator, his road to power is paved with TV stardom and internet fame.

Theme music composed by Clive Swift and arranged by Stuart Morley.

From the novel by Timur Vermes

Translated by Jamie Bulloch

Dramatised for radio by Marcy Kahan

Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru/Wales Production

Timur Vermes is a journalist and a ghost-writer. Look Who's Back is his first novel.

David Threlfall is a prominent stage, film and TV actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Frank Gallagher in the long running TV show Shameless. He recently played Noah in BBC drama The Ark, has portrayed iconic comedian Tommy Cooper in Not Like That, Like This and real-life cop David Baker in ITV drama Code Of A Killer.

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Hitler is mistaken for a comedy impersonator and becomes the star of a satirical show.

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The next stop on Radio 4's literary journey across Europe is Timur Vermes' transgressive novel which topped the bestseller list in its native Germany.

Look Who's Back shocked and then thrilled over 1.5 million German readers with its bold approach to the most taboo of subjects - Adolf Hitler. David Threlfall stars as the infamous Nazi leader in this provocative satire.

Part 2

Having woken up in modern day Berlin Adolf Hitler decides he needs to re-take control of his beloved Fatherland. But when he is mistaken for a comedy impersonator by TV Executives, rather than running the country, he finds himself the star of a satirical show. As his rants against foreigners and current politics increase in popularity, so does his power over the German people.

Theme music composed by Clive Swift and arranged by Stuart Morley.

From the novel by Timur Vermes

Translated by Jamie Bulloch

Dramatised for radio by Marcy Kahan

Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru/Wales Production

Timur Vermes is a journalist and a ghost-writer. Look Who's Back is his first novel.

David Threlfall is a prominent stage, film and TV actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Frank Gallagher in the long running TV show Shameless. He recently played Noah in BBC drama The Ark, he has portrayed iconic comedian Tommy Cooper in Not Like That, Like This and real-life cop David Baker in ITV drama Code Of A Killer.