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4 Extra Debut. Rome 1943: A split-second decision is about to change Chiara's life forever. Starring Juliet Aubrey and Greta Scacchi.

Rome 1943. A split-second decision is about to change Chiara's life forever.

Cardiff 1973. Welsh teenager Maria learns some shocking news about her past.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Virginia Baily's powerful novel of love, loss and learning to be a mother.

The action moves between Nazi-occupied Rome and 1973. Dramatised in ten parts by Miranda Emmerson.

Narrator.....Greta Scacchi
Chiara.....Juliet Aubrey
Maria.....Sophie Melville
Cecilia.....Alex Tregear
Daniele.....Adam Thomas Wright
Gennaro/ Adult Daniele.....Cesare Taurasi
Simone/ Nonna.....Jessica Turner
Antonio.....David Hounslow
Gabriele.....David Acton
Tommaso/ Nazi officer/ Brian.....Felix Auer
Edna.....Amelia Lowdell
Barry/ Goffredo.....Chris Pavlo
Gianni.....Sam Dale

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 1 Oct 2019 02:30

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Role Contributor
Narrator Greta Scacchi
Chiara Juliet Aubrey
Maria Sophie Melville
Cecilia Alex Tregear
Daniele Adam Thomas Wright
Gennaro Cesare Taurasi
Adult Daniele Cesare Taurasi
Simone Jessica Turner
Nonna Jessica Turner
Antonio David Hounslow
Gabriele David Acton
Tommaso Felix Auer
Nazi Officer Felix Auer
Brian Felix Auer
Edna Amelia Lowdell
Barry Chris Pavlo
Goffredo Chris Pavlo
Gianni Sam Dale
Author Virginia Baily
Adaptor Miranda Emmerson
Director Emma Harding


  • Mon 12 Oct 2015 10:45
  • Mon 12 Oct 2015 19:45
  • Mon 30 Sep 2019 14:30
  • Tue 1 Oct 2019 02:30

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