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Episode 3

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 May 2009

Rachel Wagstaff's dramatisation of the novel by Sebastian Faulks, set in pre-Second World War France.

Charles has rented rooms for the young waitress he has befriended at the Hotel Lion d'Or. She has agreed to go with him to a country house party. He tells himself that the trip is entirely innocent, but lets his wife think that he is away working for the government in Paris.

Charles Hartmann ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Anne Louvet ...... Jessica Raine
Christine Hartmann ...... Catherine Cusack
Andre Mattlin ...... David Westhead
Etienne ...... Toby Jones
Madame Bouin ...... Jane Whittenshaw
Monsieur le Patron ...... Jonathan Oliver
Mireille ...... Avril Clark

Directed by Frank Stirling

A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.


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