The new BBC drama Christopher and his Kind, starring Matt Smith, has been given an airdate – March 19th. Also starring in the film are Lindsay Duncan (The Waters of Mars) and Toby Jones (Amy’s Choice). Read the synopsis below:

Written by acclaimed playwright Kevin Elyot, Lindsay Duncan, Imogen Poots, Toby Jones and Douglas Booth join Matt Smith in a one-off drama which chronicles the formative years of Christopher Isherwood.

Isherwood escapes repressive English society and his suffocating relationship with his mother, Kathleen, for the decadent – and politically unstable – world of Thirties Berlin.

The hedonistic Berlin cabaret scene is in full swing when a young and wide-eyed 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 Christopher soon finds himself heartbroken after the failure of a hopeless love affair and so sets out on a process of self-discovery…

Christopher And His Kind airs
March 19, 9.30pm on BBC2 and BBC HD


  1. This leaves me baffled as it already aired in Germany a few weeks ago and will air again on March 16th. Did I misunderstand the article or is March 19th really the first BBC airdate?

  2. I thought this was a part of the BBC fall lineup, but the website never gave an airdate…until now. Thank you for posting about this. Can't wait to see it!


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