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15 Minute Drama

Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn, Mariah Gale and Samantha Spiro star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies. A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

1913, Paris. The young Adele Roux (Mariah Gale) attends an audition at the Pathe film studios, where she meets the charismatic producer and special effects wizard, Andre Durand (Marcus D'Amico).

In Paris in 1967, Paris, journalist Juliette Blanc (Shelley Conn) continues her interview with the enigmatic Adele Roux, now in her eighties, but once the star of silent film. Petite Mort, which was at the centre of a famous 1914 murder trial.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding. Show less


Madame Adele Roux:
Honor Blackman
Juliette Blanc:
Shelley Conn
Adele Roux:
Mariah Gale
Andre Durand:
Marcus D'Amico
Luce Durand ("Terpsichore"):
Samantha Spiro
Camille Roux:
Georgie Fuller
Pere Simon:
David Seddon
David Seddon
John Norton
Paul LeClerc:
John Norton
Elodie Kernuac:
Priyanga Burford
Inspector Japy:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Langlois:
Sean Murray
Emma Harding
Emma Harding

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