Baal (BBC-1 1982 with David Bowie and Zoe Wanamaker)

UK / BBC1 / 1×63 minute episode / Broadcast 29 March 1982

Translated by John Willett / Adaptation: John Willett, Alan Clarke / Script Editor: Stuart Griffiths / Producer: Louis Marks / Directed by Alan Clarke

Sinister drama about Baal a ruthlessly immoral singer in Germany before the Second World War.

David Bowie as Baal
Robert Austin as The Coal Merchant
Russell Wooton as Piller
Julian Wadham as Johannes
Wally Thomas as First Cab Driver
Roy Evans as Second Cab Driver
Michael Miller as Horgauer
Sylvia Brayshay as Louise
Tracey Childs as Johanna
Paola Dionisotti as Porter’s Wife
Zoë Wanamaker as Sophie
Polly James as Soubrette

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