20 January 2015, 10:45 AM
Director Paul Andrew Williams, Writer Simon Block, Producers
Laurence Bowen and Ken Marshall, Composer Laura Rossi, Music
Supervisor Christian Siddell, Sync Music.
Produced for BBC 2, Paul Andrew Williams' dramatisation of the
team hoping to televise the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an infamous nazi
responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews. The production
focuses on Leo Hurwitz, a documentary film-maker and Milton
Fruchtman, a producer.
In 1961 former Nazi Adolf Eichmann is captured by Jewish agents
and put on trial. American television producer Milton Fruchtman
fervently believes that the trial with its witness accounts of Nazi
atrocities should be televised to show the world the evils of the
Holocaust and to combat any resurgence of Nazism and joins forces
with black-listed director Leo Hurwitz.
Despite death threats, reluctance to cooperate from several networks
and even resistance from the Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion,
who fears a 'show trial', the pair persist and move their cameras into
the court-room. Edited daily and shown in some three dozen countries
the 'Eichmann Show' becomes the first ever global television