by Elizabeth Jane Howard, dramatised by Sarah Daniels
Edward is finding it hard to please both his wife and his mistress, whilst Sid is having trouble just seeing Rachel
Produced and directed by Sally Avens and Marion Nancarrow
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.
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.