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Episode 8

The Cazalets, The Light Years Episode 8 of 10

by Elizabeth Jane Howard Dramatised by Sarah Daniels

Everyone is extremely worried about the war, particularly Polly, but Neville can see how gas masks might protect him from the unwelcome approaches of relatives wanting to be kissed

The Light Years is set in the lead up to the outbreak of World War II and focuses on the Cazalet family, who appear to have it all, but underneath have their share of longing, indiscretions, jealousies and misplaced loyalties.

Produced and directed by Sally Avens and Marion Nancarrow

As Elizabeth Jane Howard enters her 90th Birthday year, 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 Year's Eve and finish in August 2013.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Jan 2013 19:45


Role Contributor
NarratorPenelope Wilton
RupertRaymond Coulthard
ClaryGeorgia Groome
PollyFlora Spencer-Longhurst
HughDominic Mafham
ZoeZoe Tapper
NevilleKasper Hilton-Hille
WriterSarah Daniels

Meet the family

meet the cazalets

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