15 Minute Drama: Le Donne

Ep 1/5

Monday 1 October to Friday 5 October



Set in modern-day Naples - a vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying city where the Camorra (the Neapolitan mafia) has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running to rubbish collection and street vendors. Le Donne (The Women) focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has until now lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings and the source of her material wealth. Written by Chris Fallon.

In the first part, Caterina's comfortable world is turned upside down when her husband is arrested. Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne. Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Producer/Rosalynd Ward for Sweet Talk Productions Ltd.

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