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Episode 8

Italy 1944: Chiara and her young Jewish charge, Daniele, are back in Rome. Starring Greta Scacchi and Juliet Aubrey.

Italy 1944. Chiara and her young Jewish charge, Daniele, are back in Rome, where food supplies are scarce.

Thirty years later, in 1973, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled, junkie adoptive son, but she must now decide how to deal with the young Welsh teenager who keep phoning her and 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.

21 days left to listen

15 minutes

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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

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