RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

Doping Games by Hugo Plowden

Sports in the Stasi state of the old East German communist regime..

Sports in the Stasi state of the old East German communist regime is the subject of this plain and powerful drama. Lotte Hahn, an amphibious child-prodigy of the 1970s, is coached for gold as an Olympics swimmer, but the covert use of chemical injections by her mentors/tormentors will blur her gender into indeterminacy.

A thoughtful ration of bread and water for the bread and circuses about to start in London.

With Caoilfhionn Dunne, Patrick Dawson, Arthur Riordan, Natalie Radmall Quirke and Kathy Rose O'Brien