By Hattie Naylor.

A powerful and disturbing drama based on the real-life scandal of Jenisch gypsy children who were forcibly removed from their parents by the Swiss authorities, a policy which continued in SWITZERLAND until 1974.

Anna is Jenisch.

She has lived in an orphanage since she was taken from her parents as a baby, but now her foster mother is waiting to collect her, to take her to work on a farm in a small Alpine village.

Anna....Juliet Aubrey

J....Lisa Hammond

Uta....Gerda Stevenson.

Doctor....Stephen Perry

Anna?s Sister....Jenny Coverack

Sister Margaret....Marlene Sidaway


Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20050331 (Radio 4)
  • First repeated 20061201 (Radio 4)