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Episode 5

Chiara prepares to host Welsh teen, Maria, who claims to be Daniele's daughter. Stars Sophie Melville and Adam Thomas Wright.

Italy 1943. Sisters Chiara and Cecilia are now installed in their grandmother's farmhouse in the mountains, where they shelter passing army deserters and Daniele, the small Jewish boy Chiara saved from the Nazis' clearance of the Rome ghetto.

Thirty years later, in 1973, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled, junkie adoptive son, but is now preparing for a visit from Maria, the Welsh teenager who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

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

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

Dramatised by Miranda Emmerson.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

18 days left to listen

15 minutes


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


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