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Animals by Dan Rebellato inspired by Zola's Rougon-Macquart Series. Dide's son Pierre siphons off her fortune and her grandson, Silvère, runs away to join the republican uprising.

Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola, Season 1 - Blood
Animals by Dan Rebellato

The first season of 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature's greatest whistleblower - Emile Zola. Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old and matriarch to a family of wolves - the Rougon-Macquarts.
France is on the brink of a new empire. This episode is a compelling combination of biting humour and tragedy, as Pierre, Dide's son, siphons off her money and steals his illegitimate siblings' inheritance. By stark contrast, Dide strikes up a caring and loving relationship with her great-grandson, Silvère, whose friendship and love for Miette is heartbreaking as they run off to join the Republican uprising.

Dide ...... Glenda Jackson
Pierre ....... Robert Lindsay
Felicité ....... Fenella Woolgar
Antoine .......Ian Hart
Silvère ....... Ashley Margolis
Miette ........ Shannon Flynn
Eugene ......... Robert Jack
Col Masson/Sicardot ....... Jonathan Keeble
Burgat/Roudier ...... Seamus O'Neill
Ursule ...... Kate Coogan

Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

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1 hour, 27 minutes

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Sat 8 Feb 2020 14:45

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Credits

Role Contributor
Dide Glenda Jackson
Pierre Robert Lindsay
Felicite Fenella Woolgar
Antoine Ian Hart
Silvere Ashley Margolis
Miette Shannon Flynn
Eugene Robert Jack
Col Masson Jonathan Keeble
Sicardot Jonathan Keeble
Burgat Seamus O'Neill
Roudier Seamus O'Neill
Ursule Kate Coogan
Director Pauline Harris
Producer Pauline Harris
Author Emile Zola
Adaptor Dan Rebellato

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