David Haig.

Winter Solstice

BBC Radio 3 comedy drama about a disturbing Christmas gathering. 1 episode in 2019. Stars David Haig and Sam Troughton.

Winter Solstice

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 Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Drama on 3 - Winter Solstice (Other official name)

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 22nd December 2019 on BBC Radio 3 at 7:30pm
Episode length
120 minutes