Drama on 3 is a Drama programme.

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Drama on 3

Starring the late Tim Pigott-Smith, a drama blending the psyche of Jean Sibelius, his music and a Finnish national epic. Set at a crucial juncture in Sibelius's life, when in 1945 he was about to burn the manuscripts of his Eighth Symphony, the play interweaves an intense conflict between the composer and his wife with scenes from The Kalevala and musical excerpts. With Tim Pigott-Smith, Barbara Flynn, Mark Edel-Hunt, Alex Tregear and Chris Pavlo. Directed by Tracey Nealed.

Genre: Drama

When is Drama on 3 next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three May 28th, 9:00pm and on BBC Radio Three June 4th, 9:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Paul McGannPaul McGann
Image for Ardal OArdal O'Hanlon
Gerard Horan
Corin Redgrave
Daniela Nardini
Image for Sam ShepardSam Shepard
Tom Bell
Emma Cunniffe
Image for David WarnerDavid Warner
Dale Rapley
Image for Stacy KeachStacy Keach
Image for Julian Rhind-TuttJulian Rhind-Tutt
Image for Richard GriffithsRichard Griffiths
Hector Elizondo
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
Image for Alfred MolinaAlfred Molina
Florence Hoath
Susannah York
Image for Mark WilliamsMark Williams
Philip Madoc