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Episode 3

15 Minute Drama, Le Donne Episode 3 of 5

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors. Series Two of 'Le Donne' ('The Women') focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother. In Series One, she discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss. Her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her thirteen-year-old son Amedeo from also being killed.

Now, she has to face the consequences of her actions, and come to terms with her grief and guilt while trying to maintain a close relationship with her daughter Antonella, who still believes that her father is innocent.

3/5. Set in contemporary Naples. Franco is released from prison for Antonella's eighteenth birthday party. Caterina has to hide her true feelings about him. But the party does not quite go according to plan.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his second series of 'Le Donne'. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. His short film 'Killing Joe' was nominated for an Academy Award.

Credits

Caterina Riccardi........................................Indira Varma
Salvatore Beccafichi...................................Anton Lesser
Franco Riccardi...........................................Danny Webb
Antonella Riccardi.......................................Rebecca Callard
Marisa Pirenisi............................................Juliet Aubrey
Leo.............................................................Danny Mahoney
Carlo Caporrino..........................................Carl Prekopp
Senator Ferrezano.....................................Rufus Wright
TV Reporter................................................Federay Holmes
Newsreader................................................Vaughan Savidge

Original music.............................................Simon Russell
Pianist........................................................Isobel Tombling
Writer.........................................................Chris Fallon

Producer/Director.......................................Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Wed 30 Apr 2014 19:45

Credits

Role Contributor
Caterina RiccardiIndira Varma
Salvatore BeccafichiAnton Lesser
Franco RiccardiDanny Webb
Antonella RiccardiRebecca Callard
Marisa PirenisiJuliet Aubrey
LeoDanny Mahoney
Carlo CaporrinoCarl Prekopp
Senator FerrezanoRufus Wright
TV ReporterFederay Holmes
NewsreaderVaughan Savidge
DirectorRosalynd Ward
ProducerRosalynd Ward
WriterChris Fallon

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