15 Minute Drama
Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms
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