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Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals

Episode 3 - What Kind of Justice

June 1945 and with the Nazis under arrest, the Allies must now decide what to do with them. Washington wants a trial, while in London, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is happy with a summary court martial. But if you put them on trial, what is the charge?

Russia, USA, France and the UK meet in London to begin the tortured negotiations towards the creation of a totally new sort of trial. Churchill wants the top 50 put against a wall and shot; Stalin wants them to have a ‘show trial’ and then be shot. But, following the sudden death of Roosevelt, the new US President Truman insists on formal justice. Starring Kate Phillips as Whitehall secretary, the Hon. Diana Ravenscourt, and Joseph Mydell as Robert H Jackson, the Chief American prosecutor.

The Hon. Diana Ravenscourt - KATE PHILLIPS
Robert H Jackson - JOSEPH MYDELL
Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - FORBES MASSON
Samuel Roseman - CLIVE WOOD
Murray Bernays - JOSEPH ALESSI
Iona Nikitchenko - HENRY GOODMAN
Winston Churchill - ANDREW WOODALL
Joseph Stalin - JASPER BRITTON
Speaker at Speakers’ Corner - NICHOLAS WOODESON

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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Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals
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