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Episode 13

The Cazalets, Marking Time Episode 13 of 15

by Elizabeth Jane Howard, dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Villy is indignant that Louise has gone to stay with Michael without telling them, but Edward is delighted when it means she will stay in their London house on the way back.

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

Wed 6 Mar 2013 19:45


Role Contributor
NarratorPenelope Wilton
LouiseAlix Wilton Regan
EdwardPip Torrens
MichaelHarry Hadden-Paton
ZeeLiza Sadovy
WriterLin Coghlan

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