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Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola

Season 1 - Blood

Animals

Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes

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

Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola, Season 1 - Blood
Animals by Dan Rebellato

The first season of 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature's greatest whistleblower - Emile Zola. Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old and matriarch to a family of wolves - the Rougon-Macquarts.
France is on the brink of a new empire. This episode is a compelling combination of biting humour and tragedy, as Pierre, Dide's son, siphons off her money and steals his illegitimate siblings' inheritance. By stark contrast, Dide strikes up a caring and loving relationship with her great-grandson, Silvère, whose friendship and love for Miette is heartbreaking as they run off to join the Republican uprising.

Dide ...... Glenda Jackson
Pierre ....... Robert Lindsay
Felicité ....... Fenella Woolgar
Antoine .......Ian Hart
Silvère ....... Ashley Margolis
Miette ........ Shannon Flynn
Eugene ......... Robert Jack
Col Masson/Sicardot ....... Jonathan Keeble
Burgat/Roudier ...... Seamus O'Neill
Ursule ...... Kate Coogan

Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris Show less

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