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The Sinking of the Laconia

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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 & Crew

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