Blood [Blood, Sex And Money By Emile Zola]

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01Animals2015112120200208 (R4)

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

Animals by Dan Rebellato. Biting humour and tragedy infuse in epic family drama.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

01Animals2015112120200208 (R4)

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

Animals by Dan Rebellato. Biting humour and tragedy infuse in epic family drama.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

02Fire2015112220200217 (BBC7)
20200218 (BBC7)

An epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature's greatest whistle blower, Emile Zola.

Passion, in every sense, is the theme of this episode, dramatised by Dan Rebellato.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves - the Rougon-Macquarts.

She is trapped in her small room in the local asylum in Plassans, southern France. Trapped, but omniscient as she broods over her extended family. As a young woman, she gave birth to two dynasties that exemplified French society. One legitimate - rich, powerful, obsessive and corrupt. The other illegitimate - poor, vulnerable, weak and depraved.

France is on the brink of a new empire. Dide's family is a turbulent mix of the good, the bad and the misguided. This episode, Fire, focuses on François and Martha who are happily married, living a quiet, bourgeois life. Abbé Faujas, a charismatic, sinister priest, arrives on their doorstep and announces he has come to live in their spare room. Black comedy and tension ensue as his scheming drives a wedge between the couple, uncovering the darker side of this sleepy provincial town.

Dide.... Glenda Jackson
François.... Sam Troughton
Martha.... Carla Henry
Abbé Faujas.... David Annen
Rose / Mme Condamin and other society ladies.... Ursula Holden Gill
Dr Porquier / The Warder.... Chris Jack

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer/Director: Polly Thomas
Executive Producer: Melanie Harris
Series Producer: Susan Roberts

A Sparklab production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.

Starring Glenda Jackson. Passion is the theme of Dan Rebellato's dramatisation.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

03Food2015112320200210 (R4)

Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistleblower, Emile Zola.

Season 1. Blood. Episode 3. Food.

Lisa Macquart’s brother-in-law turns up on her doorstep and her entire future seems threatened.

A story of love, jealousy and betrayal dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon-Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide ..… Glenda Jackson
Lisa ….. Jodie McNee
Florent ..… James Anthony Pearson
Old Man / Revolutionary ..… Jonathan Keeble
Quenu ….. Graeme Hawley
Pauline ….. Millie Kinsey
Gervaise ….. Julie Hesmondhalgh

Directed by Kirsty Williams

Food. A story of betrayal dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Oliver Emanuel.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

03Food2015112320200210 (R4)

Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistleblower, Emile Zola.

Season 1. Blood. Episode 3. Food.

Lisa Macquart’s brother-in-law turns up on her doorstep and her entire future seems threatened.

A story of love, jealousy and betrayal dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon-Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide..… Glenda Jackson
Lisa ….. Jodie McNee
Florent..… James Anthony Pearson
Old Man / Revolutionary..… Jonathan Keeble
Quenu ….. Graeme Hawley
Pauline ….. Millie Kinsey
Gervaise ….. Julie Hesmondhalgh

Directed by Kirsty Williams

Food. A story of betrayal dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Oliver Emanuel.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

04Politics2015112420200211 (R4)

Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistleblower, Emile Zola.

Season 1. Blood. Episode 4. Politics.

Eugène Rougon was once at the heart of government. Now he’s just another member of the public, and it’s killing him. When his cousin Lisa Macquart turns up with proof that her brother-in-law is embroiled in a plot to assassinate the Emperor, a game of political chess begins.

A story of power and the politics of silence dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon-Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide ..… Glenda Jackson
Eugène ….. Robert Jack
Clorinde ..… Laura Dos Santos
Lisa ….. Jodie McNee
Merle ..… James Anthony Pearson
Quenu ..… Graeme Hawley
Gilquin ..… Jonathan Keeble

Directed by Kirsty Williams

4. Politics. A story of power dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Oliver Emanuel.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

04Politics2015112420200211 (R4)

Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistleblower, Emile Zola.

Season 1. Blood. Episode 4. Politics.

Eugène Rougon was once at the heart of government. Now he’s just another member of the public, and it’s killing him. When his cousin Lisa Macquart turns up with proof that her brother-in-law is embroiled in a plot to assassinate the Emperor, a game of political chess begins.

A story of power and the politics of silence dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon-Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide..… Glenda Jackson
Eugène ….. Robert Jack
Clorinde..… Laura Dos Santos
Lisa ….. Jodie McNee
Merle..… James Anthony Pearson
Quenu..… Graeme Hawley
Gilquin..… Jonathan Keeble

Directed by Kirsty Williams

4. Politics. A story of power dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Oliver Emanuel.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

05Drink2015112520200212 (R4)

Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistle blower, Emile Zola.

Season 1. Blood. Episode 5. Drink.

Gervaise Macquart has spent her life chasing happiness. Now, as she sits across the table from a bottle of brandy and a quiet, handsome man, she realises just how priceless that feeling is.

A story of how other people’s addictions have shaped one woman’s life, dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon- Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide ….. Glenda Jackson
Gervaise ….. Julie Hesmondhalgh
Goujet ..… Mark Holgate

Directed by Kirsty Williams

Drink. A story of addiction dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Oliver Emanuel.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

05Drink2015112520200212 (R4)

Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistle blower, Emile Zola.

Season 1. Blood. Episode 5. Drink.

Gervaise Macquart has spent her life chasing happiness. Now, as she sits across the table from a bottle of brandy and a quiet, handsome man, she realises just how priceless that feeling is.

A story of how other people’s addictions have shaped one woman’s life, dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon- Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide ….. Glenda Jackson
Gervaise ….. Julie Hesmondhalgh
Goujet..… Mark Holgate

Directed by Kirsty Williams

Drink. A story of addiction dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Oliver Emanuel.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

06Art2015112620200213 (R4)

Art by Martin Jameson
Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, and the matriarch to a family of wolves.
Dide secretly set aside money to support her great-grandson, Claude Lantier, in his pursuit of becoming a great artist. She's hopeful that the bad blood in the family line won't taint his talent. Claude, as one of the pioneers of impressionist art, is determined to paint the truth around him, contrary to popular fashion. At the same time he's desperate to be accepted by the national salon, but when this happens, it's devastating. Continues in Masterpiece.

Dide ...... Glenda Jackson
Claude ..... Bryan Dick
Christine ..... Georgina Campbell
Pierre ..... Richard Hand
Fagerolles ..... Stephen Fletcher
Bongrand ..... David Fleeshman

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Further Info:

Georgina Campbell won a BAFTA for Leading Actress for her role in Murdered by My Boyfriend for BBC 3.

Art and the next episode, Masterpiece, are a re-versioning of Emile Zola's His Masterpiece, and a fictional account of Zola's friendship with several artists of the period, including Manet, Monet and Cézanne. The novel is an accurate and vivid portrayal of the Parisian art world in the mid 19th century. Pierre, in the story, is widely acknowledged to be Zola himself.

First season of 24 hours of dramas inspired by the works of literature's greatest whistleblower - Emile Zola.

Art by Martin Jameson. A struggling artist dreams of creating new art in Paris.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

06Art2015112620200213 (R4)

Art by Martin Jameson
Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, and the matriarch to a family of wolves.
Dide secretly set aside money to support her great-grandson, Claude Lantier, in his pursuit of becoming a great artist. She's hopeful that the bad blood in the family line won't taint his talent. Claude, as one of the pioneers of impressionist art, is determined to paint the truth around him, contrary to popular fashion. At the same time he's desperate to be accepted by the national salon, but when this happens, it's devastating. Continues in Masterpiece.

Dide.... Glenda Jackson
Claude.... Bryan Dick
Christine.... Georgina Campbell
Pierre.... Richard Hand
Fagerolles.... Stephen Fletcher
Bongrand.... David Fleeshman

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Further Info:

Georgina Campbell won a BAFTA for Leading Actress for her role in Murdered by My Boyfriend for BBC 3.

Art and the next episode, Masterpiece, are a re-versioning of Emile Zola's His Masterpiece, and a fictional account of Zola's friendship with several artists of the period, including Manet, Monet and Cézanne. The novel is an accurate and vivid portrayal of the Parisian art world in the mid 19th century. Pierre, in the story, is widely acknowledged to be Zola himself.

First season of 24 hours of dramas inspired by the works of literature's greatest whistleblower - Emile Zola.

Art by Martin Jameson. A struggling artist dreams of creating new art in Paris.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

07Masterpiece2015112720200214 (R4)

Masterpiece by Martin Jameson

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves. Only she had high hopes for Claude. Dide has invested her last bit of money in her great-grandson, hopeful that his talent as an artist will pull him out of the dregs of 'bad blood' that have cursed the family. Claude suffered a terrible humilation when his painting was exhibited in the National Salon gallery. He and Christine now have a son and he feels rejuvenated, but his obsession to create 'the' masterpiece wreaks havoc.

Dide ..... Glenda Jackson
Claude ..... Bryan Dick
Christine ..... Georgina Campbell
Young Jacques ..... Talia Barnett
Pierre ..... Richard Hand
Fagerolles ..... Stephen Fletcher
Bongrand ..... David Fleeshman
Jacques ..... William Ash

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Masterpiece. Artist Claude's obsession to create 'the' masterpiece wreaks havoc.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

07Masterpiece2015112720200214 (R4)

Masterpiece by Martin Jameson

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves. Only she had high hopes for Claude. Dide has invested her last bit of money in her great-grandson, hopeful that his talent as an artist will pull him out of the dregs of 'bad blood' that have cursed the family. Claude suffered a terrible humilation when his painting was exhibited in the National Salon gallery. He and Christine now have a son and he feels rejuvenated, but his obsession to create 'the' masterpiece wreaks havoc.

Dide.... Glenda Jackson
Claude.... Bryan Dick
Christine.... Georgina Campbell
Young Jacques.... Talia Barnett
Pierre.... Richard Hand
Fagerolles.... Stephen Fletcher
Bongrand.... David Fleeshman
Jacques.... William Ash

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Masterpiece. Artist Claude's obsession to create 'the' masterpiece wreaks havoc.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

08Fury2015112820200218 (BBC7)
20200219 (BBC7)

Dide follows her great-grandson Jacques, a train driver. Jacques loves his train more than any woman he's ever met.

But Dide is aware of the terrifying, murderous desires that Jacques harbours within. The drama continues in 'Trains'.

Starring Glenda Jackson as Dide, 104 year old matriarch to a family of wolves...

Written by Martin Jameson

Dide.... Glenda Jackson
Jacques.... Will Ash
Séverine.... Christine Bottomley
Roubaud.... Sean Gallagher
Grandmorin/Lamotte.... Seamus O'Neill
Misard/Denizet.... Ian Bartholomew
Aunt Phasie.... Olwen May
Flore.... Rosie Fleeshman

Producer/Director: Pauline Harris

A Sparklab production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.

Fury by Martin Jameson. Train driver Jacques, has a terrifying desire to kill women.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

09Trains2015112920200219 (BBC7)
20200220 (BBC7)

Jacques has finally fallen in love but his murderous desires resurface, with terrible consequences.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old, the matriarch to a family of wolves - the Rougon-Macquarts - in this final drama of the series.

Dramatised by Dan Rebellato, inspired by literature's greatest whistle blower - Emile Zola.

As society changes around her, Dide is still trapped in her small room in the local asylum, but omniscient when it comes to her extended family. As a young woman, she gave birth to two dynasties that exemplified French society. One legitimate - rich, powerful, obsessive and corrupt. The other illegitimate - poor, vulnerable, weak and depraved.

France is on the brink of a new Empire. Her family is a turbulent mix of the good, the bad and the misguided.

The brand new railway system was a powerful force. Dide's great-grandson Jacques, a train driver, has fallen in love with Sevrine, the first time a woman has come close to challenging his love of trains. As her marriage collapses under the weight of the murderous secret she and her husband share, she seeks her freedom to be with her new love. The pressure on Jacques becomes unbearable.

Dide....Glenda Jackson
Jacques....William Ash
Severine....Christine Bottomley
Roubaud....Sean Gallagher
Pecquex....Tachia Newell
Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

Producer/Director: Polly Thomas
Executive Producer: Melanie Harris
Series Producer: Susan Roberts

A Sparklab production first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2015.

Zola's dark tale of train driver Jacques, who hides a terrifying desire to kill women.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.