Episode 1: The Second FaceA mysterious homicide case leads Constable Karl Guber to seek out psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud for the first time. The daughter of the director of the Wiener Burgtheater has been murdered under gruesome circumstances: the corpse has been drained of all its blood. Detective Gruber suspects that a vampire is on the loose in Vienna. Sigmund Freud feels compelled to put an end to the superstition and to track down the real killer.
Episode 2: Father and SonA new patient appears on Sigmund Freud's roster, and the initial session soon takes a dramatic turn when the man pulls a gun on Freud. The day before, he murdered his own father, and now he demands absolution from the professor. Anna contacts Karl, and as they hold an emergency session outside the therapy room in an effort to put an end to the hostage situation, Sigmund uses all the means at his disposal to persuade the man to surrender before a disaster occurs.
Episode 3: InjuryShots echo through Vienna's streets at dawn. A sniper has holed up in a church tower and threatens to shoot all who dare show themselves on the square below. Constable Karl Gruber persuades Sigmund Freud to help him find a diplomatic solution to the situation. Against strong resistance from Karl's colleagues on the force, Freud negotiates with the man, who-just like Karl-fought on the front lines in World War I. The clock is ticking as Freud does everything he can to stop further bloodshed.
Episode 4: StimulusSigmund Freud is suspected of having raped one of his patients. The young woman is in a vegetative state and unable to communicate, but as the public prosecutor investigates, he finds no shortage of witnesses willing to testify against the professor. Anna starts to suspect that her father is the victim of a conspiracy. And while Sigmund tries to defend himself against the allegations, she and Karl try to solve the case.
About the Author
Heiko Martens is a native of Hannover, Germany, and the author of The Sigmund Freud Files, an audio miniseries. He studied law before he was educated as dramaturge and scriptwriter at the University of Film and Television in Potsdam Babelsberg.
David Rintoul, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a stage and television actor from Scotland. A former student of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he has worked extensively with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also appeared regularly on BBC television, starring as Mr. Darcy in the 1980 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and as Doctor Finlay in the television series of the same name.
Carl Prekopp is a voice actor and director. He has worked extensively with BBC Radio 4, voicing characters in Terry Pratchett's Mort, Small Gods, and Night Watch. He is also a singer/songwriter and founding member of the folk band The Firecones.
Nicolette McKenzie was born and educated in New Zealand. Her television work includes the compilation and presentation of three programs of New Zealand poetry for the BBC, as well as comedy, revue, and popular drama. She played the role of Mrs. Bennett for the
BBC World Service adaptation of Pride and
Emma Tate is a British voice actress known for many roles, including the voice of the title character in Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs and Mowgli in the television series The Jungle Book. Tate's acting debut came in a 1991 episode of The Bill and in 1999 her voice acting career began, starting with the US version of Bob the Builder. In 2006, Tate began to voice Perfect Peter in the television adaptation of Francesca Simon's book Horrid Henry.