The Sorcerers Apprentice - BBC Radio Family Drama - cheops
(Suitable for younger listeners and adults alike)
By Goethe, adapted by Judith French. 28 Dec 04. The magical story of the apprentice magician left alone in his master's workshop - and the disastrous results which follow.
Judith French's dramatisation re-attaches Goethe's tale to its European roots. The story takes place on Christmas Eve in 16th century Stollenburg. Peter, the Hexenmeister's apprentice, has been left to mind the shop and keep an eye on his master's mischievous daughter and Copernicus, the elderly cat.
Dismayed by missing the festivities, Peter decides to tidy the workshop, go out, and be back in time to pretend he's been there all along. But he fatally reaches for the forbidden book of spells to get everything done. Before long, the shop is under water...
One episode of approximately 45 minutes.
Hexenmeister ...... Paul Rhys
Copernicus ...... Harry Towb
Peter ...... Zac Fox
Broom ...... Nicholas Boulton
Freda ...... Jennifer Veal
Clock ...... Emily Wachter
Music composed by David Pickvance.
Directed by Marc Beeby.
First broadcast on 28/12/2004 on BBC Radio 4.
Type : mpeg 1 layer III
Bitrate : 128
Mode : joint stereo
Frequency : 48000 Hz
Encoder : Lame 3.96