The Sinking of the Laconia

Series 1 - Episode 1

The Sinking of the Laconia

About this programme

1/2. The first of a two-part drama by Alan Bleasdale telling the story of the passengers and crew of the RMS Laconia, which was torpedoed by a U-boat in 1942. Six hundred miles off the west coast of Africa, the mixture of civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian PoWs faced certain death - until the German commander responsible for the attack decided to move in to help rescue the survivors. Second World War drama, starring Brian Cox, Ken Duken, Franka Potente, Andrew Buchan and Lindsay Duncan.

Cast and crew

Cast

Hartenstein
Ken Duken
Mortimer
Andrew Buchan
Hilda
Franka Potente
Elizabeth Fullwood
Lindsay Duncan
Capt Sharp
Brian Cox
Laura Ferguson
Morven Christie
Sarah Fullwood
Jodi Balfour
Capt Coutts
Nicholas Burns
Declan McDermott
Ciaran McMenamin
Billy Hardacre
Lenny Wood
Harry Townes
Ben Crompton
William Williams
Matthew Aubrey
Di Giovanni
Ludovico Fremont
Henry Bates
Paul Hilton
Mannesmann
Jacob Matschenz
Rostau
Matthias Koeberlin
Fiedler
Frederick Lau
Weber
Jorg Malchow
Remmert
Stefan Rudolf
Harro Schacht
Simon Verhoeven
Admiral Doenitz
Thomas Kretschmann
Walter Drexler
Nikolai Kinski

Crew

Director
Uwe Janson
Producer
Hilary Norrish
Producer
Johnathan Young
Writer
Alan Bleasdale
Categories
Drama

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