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The Ball

The dazzling splendour of a Marquis ball intensifies married Emma's longing for excitement. Stars Sarah Smart and John Hurt.

The dazzling splendour of a Marquis ball intensifies married Emma's longing for excitement.

A French masterpiece of betrayal and wantonness; the first great novel of adultery starring John Hurt..

Narrator ...... John Hurt
Charles ...... Conrad Nelson
Emma ...... Sarah Smart
Madame Bovary Snr ...... Brigit Forsyth
Monsieur Rouault ...... Russell Dixon

Gustave Flaubert's novel is dramatised by Diana Griffiths from a translation by Margaret Mauldon.

Producer: Pauline Harris

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

15 minutes

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