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“Entanglement” by Zygmunt Miłoszewski at BBC Radio 4

October 6, 2015

entanglement“Entanglement” by Zygmunt Miłoszewski at BBC Radio 4

Episode 1/2: Sunday 11 October, 3pm
Episode 2/2: Sunday 18 October, 3pm
BBC Radio 4 Reading Europe Series
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Radio 4 continues its journey across Europe exploring the best contemporary literature. In this hugely successful Polish crime thriller, State Prosecutor finds himself trapped in a post-Communist limbo land of half-truths and secrets.

When Henryk Telak is found dead with a meat skewer in his eye during a Family Constellation Therapy weekend, State Prosecutor Szacki and his police colleague Olga Kuzniecow, have to work together to deduce who killed the man and why. An apparent total absence of motive is compounded when attractive young news reporter Monika Grzelka shows a more than professional interest in Szacki.

Part of the Reading Europe Series. Translated into English by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and dramatised for radio by the writer and critic Mark Lawson.

Zygmunt Miloszewski is a leading Polish writer. The Teodor Szacki series is a best seller in Poland. Antonia Lloyd Jones is an award winning translator of Polish fiction and chair of the Translators Association. Dramatised for radio by the writer, critic and journalist, Mark Lawson.

Reading Europe: Europe is central to our lives – we go on holiday to Europe, we do business in Europe, we watch in amazement as the various states try to grapple with migration in Europe. Over the next year or so BBC Radio 4 will be engaged in the debate as to whether or not we stay in Europe. But how much do we know this continent’s countries and, in particular, how much do we know about what they’re reading? Over the course of two years, Reading Europe will travel from Calais to Istanbul. Through dramatisations, readings and essays, Reading Europe and Front Row will explore what Europe is writing, publishing and reading – and why.

Cast
Teodor Szack – Bryan Dick
Olga Kuzniecow – Christine Bottomley
Cezary Rudzki – David Crellin
Monika Grzelka/Hanna Kwiatowska – Rachel Austin
Barbara Jarczyk/radio news reader – Alexandra Mathie
Euzebius Kaim – Dermot Daly
Henryk Telak/Father Pacek – Glenn Cunningham

Written by Zygmunt Miloszewski
Translated by Antonia Lloyd Jones
Dramatised for radio by Mark Lawson

Warsaw backgrounds: Zofia Morus
Polish language advisor: Richard Abel
Sound design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer/director: Polly Thomas
Executive Producer: Joby Waldman
A Somethin’ Else production for BBC Radio 4

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