As we hit 75 years after the end of the Holocaust, TV drama The Windermere Children takes a look back at the real-life story of a group of young Holocaust survivors who were brought to the Lake District.
The BBC Two drama features a cast of young actors alongside Romola Garai, Iain Glen, Tim McInnerny and Thomas Kretschmann. Here’s what we know:
When is The Windermere Children on TV?
Confirmed: One-off TV film The Windermere Children will be broadcast on BBC Two on 27th January 2020 at 9pm to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.
This will be followed by the documentary ‘The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words’ on BBC Four at 10.30pm.
27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day, and the programme will also air on ZDF in Germany as a simulcast.
What is The Windermere Children about?
Who stars in The Windermere Children?
Social worker and psychoanalyst Oscar Friedmann is played by Thomas Kretschmann – previously seen in The Pianist, Downfall, Valkyrie, Stalingrad, and as Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the Marvel movies.
He is joined by Romola Garai, who plays art therapist Marie Paneth. Garai has starred in Atonement, Emma, The Miniaturist, and I Capture the Castle.
Tim McInnerny plays philanthropist Leonard Montefiore, and Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) has also been cast in the drama.
The roles of the children themselves will be played by young European actors selected from Polish communities in Germany, London, Manchester and Belfast, as well as from Warsaw.
The cast includes Anna Maciejewska, Tomasz Studzinski, Lukasz Zieba, Kuba Sprenger, Marek Wrobelewski, Jakub Jankiewicz, Pascal Fischer and Kacper Swietek.