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Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals

Episode 16 - No Trace Will Remain

On 30th September 1946, the Judges announce their verdicts. And the sentences to be imposed – death or imprisonment or freedom. But come the night of the executions, Hermann Goering has one last surprise.

And now it’s time for the verdicts: 11 will be hanged, 7 are given prison sentences and 3 are set free. Everyone is surprised by the acquittals and at a hasty press conference, the free men trade autographs for chocolate (but are re-arrested by German authorities as soon as they leave the building). Meanwhile Sergeant Woods, the US Army’s hangman, is on site, building the gallows. The night comes but Goering has managed to hide one last cyanide capsule to evade the noose. Starring Nicholas Woodeson as Sir Geoffrey Lawrence and featuring Nathan Wiley as Master Sergeant Woods, the US Army’s executioner.

Emma Schwabenland - NATALIE DORMER
Sir Geoffrey Lawrence - NICHOLAS WOODESON
Francis Biddle - CLIVE WOOD
Iona Nikitchenko - HENRY GOODMAN
Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - FORBES MASSON
Colonel Burton Andrus - JOSEPH ALESSI
Hermann Goering - NIGEL LINDSAY
New York Post Reporter - HARI DHILLON
Daily Express Reporter - ROSIE SHEEHY
Sir Norman Birkett and other roles - ANDREW WOODALL
John Parker and other roles - NATHAN WILEY
Henri De Vabres and other roles - JONATHAN CULLEN
Pastor Gerecke and other roles - ILAN GOODMAN
Otto Kranzbühler and other roles - MARK EDEL-HUNT
Joachim von Ribbentrop and other roles - JASPER BRITTON

Sound Designer - ADAM WOODHAMS
Studio Manager - MARK SMITH
Casting Director - GINNY SCHILLER
Original Score - METAPHOR MUSIC
Writer and Director - JONATHAN MYERSON

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