"The Roman Bath" is a play by the Bulgarian writer Stanislaw Stratiew from 1974. A real Roman bath from the time when Bulgaria belonged to the domain of Roman emperors is excavated during repair work in Ivan Antonov's apartment, which returns unsuspectingly from vacation. Suddenly, a lot of people are interested in the bathroom, all of whom hope to gain advantage, career and recognition with the help of the precious find, while Antonov's claim to housing is not taken into account.
"What is Happiness" is a drama by Romanian author and philosopher Dumitru Solomon. Tudor, a professor of philosophy, publishes a book entitled "What is Happiness?". However, his private life seems rather catastrophic. Romanian playwright Solomon, full of humor, compassion and imagination, describes how Tudor copes with his seemingly hopeless conflicts.
"The first catch in spring" is a Finnish radio play by Pentti Saarikoski. It describes the difficult and deprived life of the fisherman Nils and his family. After a long hunger winter, Nils wrestles the first catch and sells it in the nearby small town. He, who defied all the hardships of nature, fatedly fails because of a bigoted, narrow-minded petty-bourgeois world.
"The treasure of memories" is a Finnish audio play by Arvi Auvinen. The young doctor Jaakob comes to an outpatient clinic in Northern Finland for a summer. Here he meets Einari, an old friend of his father, and falls in love with Einari's young companion, but without admitting it to her. Autumn ends the idyll, only the memories remain.
From Lopatin's Notes is a drama from soviet author and war poet Konstantin Mikhailovich Simonov. At the end of 1943, during a short vacation, the front rapporteur Lopatin let the fateful years since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War pass him by. He sees the terrible victims on the front and in the hinterland, tragically overshadowed resumes, narrow-mindedness and myopia that bring additional suffering. The final separation from his wife and the meeting with Nika also took place at this time.
Student Thomas, a talented boxer, is on the way to a sports club where his talent is systematically promoted. An irregularity in the cardiac function is determined by the sports doctor, whereupon he is prohibited from competitive sports. Tommi, who had big plans, has to cope with this abrupt career, to deal with the perspective of a normal life. He also does not have to cope with the mockery of his benevolent fellow man, without using his boxing talent, which is still there.
The King of the Goths is dead. The Pope, following a heavenly prophecy and also realizing that he has to promote change in his empire, places the peasant Bamba on the throne. A new human and peaceful age seems to have dawned for a short time, but the belligerent Moors are facing the borders of Spain, which has been disarmed and defenseless. Bamba wakes up from his dream of a happy kingdom and plows the stony field again ...
A Dreary Story is an 1889 novel by Anton Chekhov, subtitled "From the Notebooks of an Old Man". Nikolai Stepanovich, a luminary in the world of medical science, tormented by insomnia and bouts of devastating weakness, lives in a kind of darkening haze. He tries to analyze the reasons for his rapid physical and psychological decline in the face of unspecified illness and (according to his own premonition), imminent death in the course of the next six months.
Child murder is a topic that has always aroused the mind. Goethe showed Gretchen as "seduced and suffering" in the "Faust". In reality, as a Weimar minister, he showed no mercy against a child murderer. In the ambiguous field between understanding and disgust, there are those who are confronted with a case in which the mother is obviously overwhelmed. The riot media are known to be not so squeamish. It quickly becomes Germany's cruelest mother. The author Marianne Zückler was guided by a real case.
Bo Carpelan was a Finnish poet and author. He published his first book of poems in 1946. Carpelan, who wrote in Swedish, composed numerous books of verse, as well as several novels and short stories. "Voices to late hours" is a voices report how they experienced the last hours before the great disaster. The news reports of an accidentally triggered minor nuclear strike. People try to save themselves, reflect on their lives, their relationships with each other.