Count Of Monte Cristo, The [classic Serial]

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By Alexandre Dumas, adapted for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

At the age of nineteen, seaman Edmond Dantès has a charmed life - about to be promoted to Captain, and engaged to the beautiful Mercédès. But Marseilles in 1815 is a dangerous place, and three of Dantes' acquaintances set in train a chain of events that will lead Edmond to fourteen years of solitary confinement in the notorious Chateau D'If.

Alexandre Dumas was born in 1802. His father, the illegitimate son of a marquis, was a general in the revolutionary armies, but died when Alexandre was four years old. His most successful novels were The Count of Monte Cristo (serialised between 1844-5) and the Three Musketeers, published in 1844.

To coincide with the broadcast of The Count of Monte Cristo, the Book of the Week is Tom Reiss's account of the life of Alexandre Dumas's father - General Alex Dumas, 'The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo'.

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By Alexandre Dumas, adapted for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

It is 1838, and the Count has arrived in Paris. His enemies, Baron Danglars, Gerard de Villefort and Fernand de Morcerf have no idea that Edmond Dantes, who they betrayed in Marseilles a quarter of a century earlier, is plotting to destroy them.

Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko

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By Alexandre Dumas, adapted for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

With Fernand de Morcerf dead, the Count begins to tighten the net around Baron Danglars and Gerard de Villefort, and their unsuspecting wives.

Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko

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By Alexandre Dumas adapted by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Caderousse is dead, and the Count's ward Andrea is poised to marry Eugenie Danglars. While Heloise de Villefort pursues her own murderous plans to secure General Noirtier's inheritance for her son. The Count's revenge, so long in the planning, is devastating in its conclusion.

Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko