Christopher And His Kind
Mammoth Screen (NI) Ltd for BBC
Director Geoff Sax
The hedonistic cabaret scene of Berlin in the Thirties is in full swing when wide-eyed young writer Christopher Isherwood arrives in the city, unable to speak a word of German.
To Isherwood's reserved English sensibility, the city's thriving gay subculture is thrilling and intoxicating, but he soon finds himself heartbroken after the failure of a hopeless love affair, and so sets out on a process of self-discovery.
Written by acclaimed playwright Kevin Elyot, this one-off drama, chronicling the formative years of Christopher Isherwood, stars Douglas Booth with Matt Smith in the title role, Lindsay Duncan, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones.