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Dramatisation by Hattie Naylor of the 1748 novel by Samuel Richardson.

Clarissa has been persuaded to flee with the notorious libertine Lovelace, escaping an arranged marriage. In London she begins to learn of the darker side of Lovelace's character as he secures her lodgings in a house of ill repute and begins to use lies, trickery and cruel delusions in an attempt to seduce her.

Clarissa Harlowe ...... Zoe Waites
Robert Lovelace ...... Richard Armitage
Anna Howe ...... Cathy Sara
Mrs Sinclair ...... Miriam Margolyes
Dorcas ...... Lisa Hammond
Sally ...... Sophie Thompson
Belford ...... Adrian Scarborough
Tourville ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt
Captain Tomlinson ...... Stephen Critchlow

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

58 minutes

Last on

Wed 3 Dec 2014 03:00

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ProducerMarilyn Imrie

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