USA, late 1940s. Carol and Therese's relationship seems to be over. But will love find a way? Stars Miranda Richardson.
In an attempt to retain custody of her daughter, Carol has abandoned her 19 year-old lover, Therese, after her husband obtained evidence of their affair.
Therese has returned to New York to try and pick up her career as a theatre designer – and to forget the woman who has torn her life apart.
Conclusion of Patricia Highsmith's tender and unsettling love story about two women – one of them married, and the other 19 - who risk everything to be together.
Highsmith is best-known as one of the 20th century's most accomplished thriller-writers - a role she assumed overnight when Alfred Hitchcock turned her sublimely disturbing first novel, Strangers On A Train, into a hit movie in 1951.
Written a year later, Carol broke all the rules for the portrayal of lesbians in American fiction. Despite warnings from her publisher and her agent that a lesbian novel would ruin her new-found reputation, the book became a major best-seller, with over a million sales when it was released in paperback – and Highsmith went on to write thirty more books before her death in 1995.
Carol is a genuinely groundbreaking classic – and a truly modern love story.
Genevieve Cranell...Felicity Dean
Mr Bernstein..........Colin Stinton
With David Jarvis, Barbara Barnes and Gunnar Cauthery
Written by Patricia Highsmith
Adapted and directed by Neil Bartlett
Producer: David Blount
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.
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|Genevieve Cranell||Felicity Dean|
|Mr Bernstein||Colin Stinton|