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Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

Serafina reluctantly helps Suora Zuana in the dispensary, but by night her heart exults to the sound of a man's voice singing outside the convent walls.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins
Zuana ...... Geraldine James
Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer
Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas
Appolonia ...... Hannah Waddingham

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 25 Mar 2014 14:00
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