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Program Title
Broken Glass

Based On
The play by Arthur Miller

Adapted By
Arthur Miller

Number of Episodes:
1

Description
Brooklyn, 1938. Sylvia Gellburg is stricken by a mysterious paralysis in her legs for which Dr. Henry Hyman can find no cause. Gradually, she reveals to him her profound anxiety both about her marriage to her husband Phillip and events taking place in Germany where thousands of Jewish shops have been looted in Berlin, synagogues razed and Jewish people killed. Dr. Harry Hyman cuts a dashing picture riding horseback on Brighton Beach. He has a loving, warm relationship with his wife. Charming, self-confident, relaxed, Harry forms a dramatic contrast to Sylvia's husband Phillip whose sense of self-loathing extends to the bedroom where he and Sylvia are strangers to each other. The events in Germany which obsess Sylvia are coiled around when Dr. Hyman investigates her strange relationship with her husband. And when the two seemingly unrelated situations come together, Hyman starts to have a profound and moving effect on both their lives. Neither Sylvia nor Phillip will ever be the same again.


Original broadcast date
1996-10-20

Cast Characters
Henry Goodman Phillip Gellburg
Margot Leicester Sylvia Gellburg
Mandy Patinkin Dr. Harry Hyman
Elizabeth McGovern Margaret Hyman
Ed Bishop Stanton Case
Julia Swift Harriet
Nitzan Sharron David
Mark Lambert J. O'Leary
Sharon D Clarke Flora
John Sterland Dr. Sherman
Gabrielle Lloyd Myra
Sam Douglas Neighbour
Jason Shepherd Bill Van Der Hart

Credits
Executive Producer: Simon Curtis, Rebecca Eaton
Producer: Fiona Finlay
Director: David Thacker



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