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Episode 1

15 Minute Drama, Le Donne Episode 1 of 5

Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and 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.

In the previous two series, Caterina 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 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon
Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

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

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15 minutes

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Mon 6 Apr 2015 19:45

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Role Contributor
Caterina RiccardiIndira Varma
SalvatoreAnton Lesser
Antonella RiccardiRebecca Callard
Marisa PirenesiJuliet Aubrey
Giovanni BaldassariSean Baker
ProprietorSean Baker
Robbie CamillerieJoel MacCormack
Rita FlorioTracy Wiles
TV NewsreaderVaughan Savidge
WriterChris Fallon
ProducerRosalynd Ward

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