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Episode 2

The Cazalets, The Light Years Episode 2 of 10

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 January 2013

2/10 by Elizabeth Jane Howard, dramatised by Sarah Daniels

Produced and Directed by Sally Avens and Marion Nancarrow

As the long summer holiday continues for the Cazalet family Edward heads up to London for a secret liaison.

The Light Year's tells the story of the extended Cazalet family. Set in the lead up to the outbreak of World War II, it appears that the Cazalets have it all but we soon discover that infidelity, indiscretions, jealousies and misplaced loyalties lurk just beneath the surface.

As Elizabeth Jane Howard approaches her 90th Birthday Radio 4 is to broadcast all four of her Cazalet novels , The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion and Casting Off; The story of the family stretches over ten years. The dramatisations begin on New's Year Eve and finish in August 2013.


Penelope Wilton
Pip Torrens
Ruth Gemmell
Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Alix Wilton Regan
Dominic Mafham
Lisa Dillon
Sarah Daniels


Meet the family

meet the cazalets

Find out more about the main characters in Radio 4's dramatisation of the Cazalet saga.

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