Melmoth is a contemporary novel set in Prague, inspired by an original Gothic story. Melmoth the Witness is a terrifying and yet moving creation who repels and attracts our sympathies simultaneously. The novel explores some of humanity’s darkest actions, asks us to consider our deepest secrets and conveys the importance of bearing witness to unspeakable events. At the same time, Melmoth is also a novel of redemption, of the possibility of forgiveness, hope and reconciliation, and the healing power of love.

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 22nd October-2nd November 2018 at 22:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Sarah Perry
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Readers: Greta Scacchi & Anton Lesser
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Rusalka, Op.114, B.203, Act I: Mesicku na nebi hlubokém (“Song to the Moon”) by Frederica von Stade, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Z Ceskych Luhu A Haju by Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Die Schönbrunner by Valse Café Orchestra, Song to the Moon by André Rieu, Tabor by Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marble Halls by Julian Lloyd Webber, Katakataka by Eva Eugenio & Op.114, Act I: Mesicku na nebi hlubokém by Renée Fleming, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra   


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