Christabel (1988 TV drama)

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Christabel is a five-part British drama series first shown on BBC1 between 16 November and 17 December 1988.[1] Each episode runs around 65 minutes. It stars Elizabeth Hurley in the title role (in one of her first leading performances).

It is about Christabel Bielenberg, an English woman married to a German lawyer during World War II. The screenplay was written by Dennis Potter, and was based on the memoirs of Christabel Bielenberg. The series was directed by Adrian Shergold.


Actor Role
Elizabeth Hurley Christabel Bielenberg
Stephen Dillane Peter Bielenberg
Geoffrey Palmer Mr Burton
Ann Bell Mrs Burton
Nigel Le Vaillant Adam von Trott zu Solz
Sam Kelly Carl Langbehn


  1. ^ Christabel, BFI Film & TV database