1/5 Paula McLain's fictional memoir of Paris in the 1920s is told by Hadley, Ernest Hemingway's first wife. Hadley is older than Hemingway by nine years, and when the newlyweds arrive in Paris in 1921 she finds herself missing home and feeling like a fish out of water. But Hemingway adores the city right from the start, and Hadley adores Hem, so she determines to get over her homesickness and fall in love with Paris too. Before long Hemingway is introduced into the circle of writers and artists who have made the city their own, but after invitations to tea with Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein, Hadley realises with dismay that she's expected to join the wives' corner.
Adapted by Sheila Yeger. Directed by Sara Davies
Hadley: Laurel Lefkow
Hemingway: Julian Ovenden
Ezra Pound: Martin Reeve
Gertrude Stein: Kim Hicks
Scott Fitzgerald: Gerard Cooke
Zelda Fitzgerald: Susannah Hampton
Pauline Pfeifer: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse.