Early One Morning [15 Minute Drama]

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Rome, 1943. A split-second decision is about to change Chiara's life forever.

Cardiff 1973. Welsh teenager Maria learns some shocking news about her past.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Miranda Emmerson's dramatization of Virginia Baily's powerful new novel of love, loss and learning to be a mother. The action moves between Nazi-occupied Rome and 1973.

Directed by Emma Harding.

Rome 1943. A split-second decision is about to change Chiara's life forever.

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

The action moves between Nazi-occupied Rome and 1973. Dramatised in ten parts 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.

Virginia Baily's powerful novel of love and loss opens in Rome 1943. Stars Juliet Aubrey.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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

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

Virginia Baily's powerful novel of love and loss opens in Rome 1943. Stars Juliet Aubrey.

022015101320191001 (BBC7)
20191002 (BBC7)

Italy 1943. Chiara has to flee Rome with the young Jewish boy she is sheltering.

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 a dramatization of Virginia Baily's powerful new novel of love, loss and hope.

Directed by Emma Harding.

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

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.

Chiara and Daniele flee Rome in Virginia Baily's new novel, adapted by Miranda Emmerson

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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

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

032015101420191002 (BBC7)
20191003 (BBC7)

Italy, 1943. Chiara leaves for the countryside with her young Jewish charge, Daniele.

Italy 1943. Chiara, Cecilia and Daniele are attempting to flee Rome for the countryside. Thirty years later, Chiara takes a phonecall from a young Welsh girl, Maria, who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in a dramatization of Virginia Baily's new novel, which moves between Nazi-occupied Rome and 1973.

Directed by Emma Harding.

Italy 1943. Chiara, Cecilia and Daniele are attempting to flee Rome for the countryside.

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

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

Dramatised by Miranda Emmerson.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

Virginia Baily's novel, set in Italy 1943, about a woman who shelters a young Jewish boy

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

042015101520191003 (BBC7)
20191004 (BBC7)

Italy, 1943. Chiara has to learn how to be a mother to the Jewish boy she has saved.

Italy 1943. Chiara flees Rome for the countryside with her sister, Cecilia and Daniele, the small Jewish boy she has saved from the Nazis' clearance of the Rome ghetto.

Thirty years later, in 1973, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled, junkie adoptive son, but she must now decide how to deal with the young Welsh teenager who keep phoning her and who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in a dramatization of Virginia Baily's new novel, which moves between Nazi-occupied Rome and 1973.

Directed by Emma Harding.

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

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

Dramatised by Miranda Emmerson.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

Virginia Baily's novel about a woman learning to be a mother against the backdrop of war.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

052015101620191004 (BBC7)
20191005 (BBC7)

Italy 1943. Sisters Chiara and Cecilia are now installed in their grandmother's farmhouse in the mountains, where they shelter passing army deserters and Daniele, the small Jewish boy Chiara saved from the Nazis' clearance of the Rome ghetto.

Thirty years later, in 1973, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled, junkie adoptive son, but is now preparing for a visit from Maria, the Welsh teenager who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in a dramatization of Virginia Baily's new novel, which moves between Nazi-occupied Rome and 1973.

Directed by Emma Harding.

Chiara prepares to host Welsh teenager Maria, who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

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

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

Dramatised by Miranda Emmerson.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

Virginia Baily's powerful new novel set in Rome about a woman forced to confront her past

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

062015101920191007 (BBC7)
20191008 (BBC7)

Italy, 1943. Chiara and her young Jewish charge, Daniele, are lying low in the countryside

Italy 1943. Chiara and Cecilia are living with their grandmother in a remote farmhouse, where they shelter passing deserters and Daniele, the small Jewish boy Chiara saved from the Nazis.

Thirty years later, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled adoptive son, but is preparing to host Welsh teenager, Maria, who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Miranda Emmerson's dramatization of Virginia Baily's new novel, which moves between Nazi-occupied Italy and Rome, 1973.

CAST:

Directed by Emma Harding.

Italy 1943. Chiara and Cecilia are living with their grandmother in a remote farmhouse, where they shelter passing deserters and Daniele, the small Jewish boy Chiara saved from the Nazis.

Thirty years later, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled adoptive son, but is preparing to host Welsh teenager, Maria, who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

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

Directed by Emma Harding

Italy 1943. Chiara and her young Jewish charge, Daniele, are lying low in the countryside.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Thirty years later, in 1973, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled, junkie adoptive son, but she must now decide how to deal with the young Welsh teenager who keep phoning her and who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

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.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

072015102020191008 (BBC7)
20191009 (BBC7)

Italy 1943. A Nazi officer officer arrives at the remote farmhouse where Chiara is hiding her young Jewish charge, Daniele.

Thirty years later, in Rome 1973, Chiara is showing Welsh teenager, Maria, around Rome. Maria believes that Chiara is Daniele's former landlady and knows nothing about Daniele's past, or that Chiara has not seen her troubled adoptive son in over a decade.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Miranda Emmerson's dramatization of Virginia Baily's new novel, which moves between Nazi-occupied Italy and Rome, 1973.

Directed by Emma Harding.

A Nazi officer arrives at the farmhouse where Chiara is hiding a Jewish boy, Daniele.

Italy 1943. A Nazi officer officer arrives at the remote farmhouse where Chiara is hiding her young Jewish charge, Daniele.

Thirty years later, in Rome 1973, Chiara is showing Welsh teenager, Maria, around Rome. Maria believes that Chiara is Daniele's former landlady and knows nothing about Daniele's past, or that Chiara has not seen her troubled adoptive son in over a decade.

CAST:

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

Directed by Emma Harding

A Nazi officer arrives at the farmhouse where Chiara is hiding a small Jewish boy, Daniele

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Thirty years later, in 1973, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled, junkie adoptive son, but she must now decide how to deal with the young Welsh teenager who keep phoning her and who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

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.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

082015102120191009 (BBC7)
20191010 (BBC7)

Italy, 1944. Chiara and her young Jewish charge Daniele return to Rome.

Italy 1944. Chiara and her young Jewish charge, Daniele, are back in Rome, where food supplies are scarce.

Thirty years later, in 1973, Chiara struggles to know what to say to Daniele's daughter, a Welsh teenager called Maria, who is staying with her over the summer. Maria knows nothing of Daniele's past, nor that Chiara has not been in touch with her troubled, adoptive son in over a decade.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Miranda Emmerson's dramatization of Virginia Baily's new novel, which moves between Nazi-occupied Italy and Rome, 1973.

Directed by Emma Harding.

CAST:

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

Directed by Emma Harding

Italy 1944. Chiara and her young Jewish charge Daniele return to Rome. By Virginia Baily.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Thirty years later, in 1973, Chiara has lost touch with her troubled, junkie adoptive son, but she must now decide how to deal with the young Welsh teenager who keep phoning her and who claims to be Daniele's daughter.

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.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

092015102220191010 (BBC7)
20191011 (BBC7)

1944. As American soldiers parade through Rome, Chiara receives some devastating news.

1973. Chiara confides in her oldest friend about her dilemma over Daniele's teenage daughter, Maria, who doesn't yet know anything about her father's past.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in a dramatization of Virginia Baily's new novel, which moves between Nazi-occupied Rome and 1973.

CAST:

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

Directed by Emma Harding.

1973. Chiara confides in her oldest friend about her dilemma over Daniele's teenage daughter, Maria, who doesn't yet know anything about her father's past.

CAST:
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

Directed by Emma Harding

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

102015102320191011 (BBC7)
20191012 (BBC7)

Rome 1973. With Simone's encouragement, Chiara determines to tell Maria the truth about Daniele and confront her own past.

Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Miranda Emmerson's dramatization of Virginia Baily's powerful new novel.

Directed by Emma Harding.

1973. With Simone's encouragement, Chiara decides to tell Maria the truth about Daniele.

Rome 1973. With Simone's encouragment, Chiara determines to tell Maria the truth aboout Daniele and confront her own past.
Greta Scacchi, Juliet Aubrey and Sophie Melville star in Miranda Emmerson's dramatization of Virginia Baily's powerful new novel.
CAST:
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

Directed by Emma Harding

Chiara decides to tell Maria the truth about Daniele, in Virginia Baily's powerful novel

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Rome 1973. With Simone's encouragment, Chiara determines to tell Maria the truth aboout Daniele and confront her own past.

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.

Director: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.