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15 Minute Drama

Beatrice Hitchman - Petite Mort

Episode 3

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.

1967, Paris. Journalist Juliette Blanc (Shelley Conn) continues to interview Adele Roux (Honor Blackman), once a star of a famous silent film of 1914, Petite Mort.

1913, Paris. The young Adele Roux (Mariah Gale) is taken by surprise when her younger sister Camille turns up at her door. Her eyes still on screen greatness, Adele agrees to her lover Andre's (Marcus D'Amico) plan to install her in his house as assistant to his beautiful, but unpredictable, screen star wife - 'Terpsichore' - Luce Durand (Samantha Spiro).

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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