Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Christopher & His Kind - UK airdate


The new BBC drama Christopher and his Kind, starring Matt Smith, has been given an airdate - March 19th. Also starring in the film are Lindsay Duncan (The Waters of Mars) and Toby Jones (Amy's Choice). Read the synopsis below:
Written by acclaimed playwright Kevin Elyot, Lindsay Duncan, Imogen Poots, Toby Jones and Douglas Booth join Matt Smith in a one-off drama which chronicles the formative years of Christopher Isherwood.

Isherwood escapes repressive English society and his suffocating relationship with his mother, Kathleen, for the decadent – and politically unstable – world of Thirties Berlin.
The hedonistic Berlin cabaret scene is in full swing when a young and wide-eyed Christopher Isherwood arrives in the city, unable to speak a word of German. To Isherwood's reserved English sensibility, the city's thriving gay subculture is thrilling and intoxicating. But Christopher soon finds himself heartbroken after the failure of a hopeless love affair and so sets out on a process of self-discovery...

Christopher And His Kind airs
March 19, 9.30pm on BBC2 and BBC HD

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This leaves me baffled as it already aired in Germany a few weeks ago and will air again on March 16th. Did I misunderstand the article or is March 19th really the first BBC airdate?

Rachel said...

I thought this was a part of the BBC fall lineup, but the website never gave an airdate...until now. Thank you for posting about this. Can't wait to see it!

Super Euro Power Hour said...

Any chance of this airing the States or at least getting a US DVD release?