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15 Minute Drama

Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ernest Hemingway's novel, dramatised by Stephen Keyworth.
1/10 Frederic Henry, an American ambulance driver for the Italian army, plays courtship games with Catherine Barkley, a British nurse.

Frederic ..... Patrick Kennedy
Catherine ..... Morven Christie
Rinaldi ..... Carl Prekopp
Ferguson ..... Alex Tregear
Manera ..... Jonathan Forbes

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

As part of the BBC Year of the Book, Radio Four presents Ernest Hemingway's greatest love story set in the Italian conflict in the First World War, where American ambulance driver Frederic Henry and British nurse Catherine Barkley are serving. Despite themselves, they find life and passion beneath the numbness of war and death.
A dramatisation by Steven Keyworth, with Patrick Kennedy (Atonement, War Horse) as Frederic, and Morven Christie (Lost in Austen, The Sinking of the Laconia) as Catherine. Show less

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