1 x 45 minute episode
MPEG-1 Layer 3
Pam Zinnemann-Hope - On Cigarette Papers
When her mother died, poet Pam Zinnemann-Hope found a cache of letters and notes in the attic and an envelope marked 'Don't throw away'. Inside were fragile cigarette papers and pencilled on them, in poor Russian, recipes. Intrigued, Pam started researching her parents' love story that started in 1930s Germany.
It's a poignant story of families nearly wrecked by betrayal, imprisonment, escape and dislocation and drawn from the tips of the icebergs that the letters and recipes hint at.
The poems in 'On Cigarette Papers' are taken from the book of the same name. Pam is a prizewinning poet and performer and has had work published in various journals. This is her first radio drama.
Pam ..... Pam Zinnemann-Hope
Lottie ..... Emma Fielding
Kurt ..... Greg Wise
Oma Leah ..... Eleanor Bron
Grossma Hertha ..... Susan Engel
Grossvater Erich ..... Timothy Morand
Officer ..... Sean Baker
Russian Translator ..... Dolya Gavanski
Little Pam .....Eliza Rayner
Written by Pam Zinnemann-Hope
Producer: Janet Whitaker