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Episode 12

The Cazalets, Marking Time Episode 12 of 15

by Elizabeth Jane Howard, dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Louise is insufferable since going to acting school and Christopher tries to find sanctuary in Home Place.

Produced and directed by Sally Avens & Marion Nancarrow

Marking Time is the second of four compelling Cazalet novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard, which together give a vivid insight into the lives, hopes and loves of three generations.
As Elizabeth Jane Howard enters her 90th Birthday year, Radio 4 are broadcasting dramatisations of all four novels between January and August 2013.

In the second series, the families' worst fears are realised as war breaks out. Rupert immediately decides he must join up, Edward will see what military work he can get, whilst Hugh - still suffering from injuries from the first war - has to settle with running the family firm. But it is the children who become the centre of the story, as Louise realises that her parents' marriage is not as happy as she had imagined, Clary is faced with the prospect of losing her beloved father and Polly must deal with her fear of war and a battle much closer to home. If only the adults would realise that they are not really children - but they seem stuck in some awful place where they must simply mark time.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Mar 2013 19:45


Role Contributor
NarratorPenelope Wilton
ClaryGeorgia Groome
PollyFlora Spencer-Longhurst
LouiseAlix Wilton Regan
ChristopherWill Howard
MichaelHarry Hadden-Paton
RaymondNicholas Murchie
WriterLin Coghlan

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