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The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 2: Federigo and His Falcon

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Courtly Federigo spends every last groat trying to win the affections of Monna. But there is only one thing of his that she wants - and it has feathers. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 3: How Elena Blew Hot and Cold

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Widowed Elena sleeps around, though she likes to keep up appearances. But when she snubs one man for the amusement of another, she picks the wrong victim. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 4: How to Get It off Your Chest

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of a story from Boccaccio's The Decameron. When Zeppa discovers his wife with his best friend, he plans a proportionate response. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 7: The Wager

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

When a man makes a bet on his wife's chastity and his friend sets out to prove him wrong, neither man imagines the matter will change their lives forever. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 8: A Job for the Boys

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of a tale from The Decameron. The opportunistic Masetto takes a job at a convent posing as a deaf mute. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 9: Love Lies Sleeping

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of a tale from The Decameron. In the middle of the night, Beppo's wife wakes him up to tell him a story. And his night has only just begun. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 10: A Quiet Night in Naples

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces the retelling of the fifth tale of The Decameron. Country boy Andreuccio comes to Naples to buy a horse and gets more than he had bargained for. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 6: The Sweetest Young Man in Perugia

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones presents a retelling of a story from Boccaccio's The Decameron. Tim McInnerny stars as a husband with a dissatisfied young wife. Show more

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 5: Kind Hearts and Bayonets

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Mithridanes wants to be a wise and generous benefactor, but his neighbour Nathan is always wiser and more generous. How should he deal with this problem? Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

Drama on 3

Decameron Nights

Episode 1: Five Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

Terry Jones introduces John Finnemore, Ingrid Oliver, Carrie Quinlan, Lydia Leonard, Samuel Barnett and Colin McFarlane star in stories adaptions of The Decameron by Robin Brooks. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Robin Brooks
Ciappelletto:
Colin McFarlane
Musciatto:
Sam Dale
Anselmo:
Paul Heath
Federigo degli Alberighi:
John Finnemore
Rinieri:
Cyril Nri
Mithridanes:
Samuel Barnett
Pyrrhus:
Paul Heath
Spinelloccio:
Shaun Mason
Nathan:
Sam Dale
Beggarmaid:
Bettrys Jones

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The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 1: Saint Ciappelletto

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of the first tale in the first day of Boccaccio's The Decameron. All is not what it seems when a wicked man makes his deathbed confession. Show more