Christopher Trumbo's drama about his father, the American screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo's ordeal at the hands of the House Un-American Activities Committee and its anti-communist witch-hunt.

Trumbo was one of the original Hollywood Ten - those accused in 1947 and subsequently blacklisted, ostracised and forced into poverty, obscurity and in some cases exile, because of their beliefs.

The play is based on transcripts of those now notorious HUAC hearings and the extraordinary letters written by his father during this period, both to his son and to others.

Dalton Trumbo....Corin Redgrave

Narrator....Nick Waring

Directed by Roger Mitchell.

A Catherine Bailey Limited production for BBC Radio 4.

Drama about Dalton Trumbo's ordeal in the Hollywood communist witch-hunts.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20090815 (Radio 4)