In 1938, Thomas Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice, was forced to flee the Nazis and seek refuge in America.

Between broadcasts to Germany and strolls along the Californian seafront, the grand old man contemplates the evils of fascism, aspects of which - ironically - would soon manifest themselves in America itself.

50 years after his death, John Jungclaussen retraces Mann's physical and mental steps.

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20051201 ()
  • First repeated 20051205 ()