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Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals

Episode 8 - Who is Truly Guilty?

October 1945 and the trial starts in less than a month – but do the Russians genuinely want it to happen? They seem to be employing delaying tactics – is it because they can also be accused of war crimes? Or is it just another regular SNAFU?

Each day brings a new problem: first, to find enough German lawyers to represent the 22 defendants (but access to American PX supplies closes the deal for most of them)...can Russia provide translations of its documents (Stalin had executed most people in Russia who could speak a foreign language)?...the rivalry between the judges (Biddle expected to be appointed President of the Court, but Truman conceded it should be the British judge)...and yet, somehow, they manage to start on time. Starring Nicholas Woodeson as Sir Geoffrey Lawrence, the President of the Court and Nathan Wiley as Judge Parker.

Major Airey Neave - FREDDIE FOX
Robert H Jackson - JOSEPH MYDELL
Sir Geoffrey Lawrence - NICHOLAS WOODESON
Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - FORBES MASSON
Iona Nikitchenko - HENRY GOODMAN
Judge Biddle - CLIVE WOOD
Roman Rudenko - NIGEL LINDSAY
Judge Parker - NATHAN WILEY
Gustav Hilger - JASPER BRITTON
Henri Donnedieu de Vabres - JONATHAN CULLEN
Sir Norman Birkett and other roles - ANDREW WOODALL

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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