A dark comedy of political discomfort at Christmas time, based on a German play
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 3
- David Haig and Sam Troughton
- Roland Schimmelpfennig
- Abigail le Fleming
A festive drama for politically divided times: David Haig and Sam Troughton star in Winter Solstice, a dark comedy of political discomfort at Christmas time, written by Germany's leading contemporary playwright, Roland Schimmelpfennig.
It's Christmas Eve and Albert, Bettina and Bettina's mother, Corinna, are gearing up for another passive-aggressive Christmas. To make matters worse, there's a stranger at the door - a man Corinna met on the train. He's charming, he's cultivated, but as the red wine flows, the views he's expressing become increasingly... uncomfortable.
The family's Christmas becomes a divisive and disturbing experience, overlaid with sinister echoes from the past.
- Production company
- Also known as
- Drama on 3 - Winter Solstice (Other official name)
- First broadcast
- Sunday 22nd December 2019 on BBC Radio 3 at 7:30pm
- Episode length
- 120 minutes