A multi-contributor series of specially-commissioned radio stories about this most beguiling of cities.
The Last Train
Vienna, 1939. Leah is hurried through the streets by her mother to try and catch the last Kindertransport (the means by which thousands of children were evacuated from mainland Europe) out of the city.
Writer: Jo Baker
Reader: Bryony Hannah
The Narrenturm, or ‘Tower Of Fools’, was once the principal mental asylum in Vienna. It has now been reopened. But to what purpose?
Writer: James Hopkin
Reader: Tim McInnerny
A Bird In Vienna
An old woman in America remembers a moment from her Viennese childhood in the 1930s.
Writer: Louise Stern
Reader: Eleanor Bron
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Symphony No.2 in C Minor (1st movement) by Gustav Mahler & performed by Klavierduo Trenkner-Speidel and Symphony No.1 in D Major (3rd movement) by Gustav Mahler & performed by Klavierduo Trenkner-Speidel