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15 Minute Drama

Early One Morning

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Italy 1943. Chiara has to flee Rome with her sister and Daniele Levi, the young Jewish boy she is sheltering.

Thirty years later, Welsh teenager Maria is still coming to terms with the bombshell that her real father is an Italian man she's never met, a man called Daniele Levi.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Virginia Baily's powerful novel of love, loss and learning to be a mother.

Dramatised by Miranda Emmerson.

Narrator.....Greta Scacchi
Chiara.....Juliet Aubrey
Maria.....Sophie Melville
Cecilia.....Alex Tregear
Daniele.....Adam Thomas Wright
Gennaro/ Adult Daniele.....Cesare Taurasi
Simone/ Nonna.....Jessica Turner
Antonio.....David Hounslow
Gabriele.....David Acton
Tommaso/ Nazi officer/ Brian.....Felix Auer
Edna.....Amelia Lowdell
Barry/ Goffredo.....Chris Pavlo
Gianni.....Sam Dale

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015. Show less

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