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Drink. A story of addiction dramatised by Oliver Emanuel from the works of literature’s greatest whistleblower.

Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistle blower, Emile Zola.

Season 1. Blood. Episode 5. Drink.

Gervaise Macquart has spent her life chasing happiness. Now, as she sits across the table from a bottle of brandy and a quiet, handsome man, she realises just how priceless that feeling is.

A story of how other people’s addictions have shaped one woman’s life, dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon- Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide ….. Glenda Jackson
Gervaise ….. Julie Hesmondhalgh
Goujet ..… Mark Holgate

Directed by Kirsty Williams

23 days left to listen

44 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Dide Glenda Jackson
Gervaise Julie Hesmondhalgh
Goujet Mark Holgate
Director Kirsty Williams
Author Emile Zola
Adaptor Oliver Emanuel

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