For The Love Of Leo

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02Part Two: The Countess Of Mars2019010720200702 (R4)Leo's aristocratic friend Clementine seeks love to heal sorrow. Leo offers friendship.

Michael Chaplin's funny, sad, warm-hearted, Scottish series about love, loss and grief.

By Michael Chaplin.

This wry, narrative comedy begins with the funeral of Tamsin, killed in a traffic accident, mother of Laura and beloved wife of Edinburgh artist Leo.

The funeral is barely over before Leo acquires a new status as an eligible bachelor. The women in his circle begin to seek his company and win his affection.; while his mother, his grown up arctic weather analyst daughter and newly acquired, sparky, opinionated cleaning lady offer unasked for advice. His life becomes ever more complicated and demanding.

Each episode traces his growing relationship with a different woman, as the ghost of Tamsin, who knew all of these women well, turns up at bedtime to venture an opinion too. Leo becomes increasingly haunted by the mystery surrounding Tamsin’s accident, which occurred many miles from her home. What was she doing there? Leo becomes convinced Tamsin was having an affair, but in the end the truth turns out to be very different. The series is wry, funny, sometimes sad - but always warm hearted and tender.

Cast:
Leo Fabiani... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani... Beth Marshall
Rose Fabiani... Sandra Voe
Sadie... Tracy Wiles
Clementine... Jemma Redgrave
Angus/ Sgt. Gemmell... David Robb

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

03Part Three: The Bishop's Wife2019011420200709 (R4)By Michael Chaplin.

This wry, narrative comedy begins with the funeral of Tamsin, killed in a traffic accident, mother of Laura and beloved wife of Edinburgh artist Leo.

The funeral is barely over before Leo acquires a new status as an eligible bachelor. The women in his circle begin to seek his company and win his affection.; while his mother, his grown up arctic weather analyst daughter and newly acquired, sparky, opinionated cleaning lady offer unasked for advice. His life becomes ever more complicated and demanding.

Each episode traces his growing relationship with a different woman, as the ghost of Tamsin, who knew all of these women well, turns up at bedtime to venture an opinion too. Leo becomes increasingly haunted by the mystery surrounding Tamsin’s accident, which occurred many miles from her home. What was she doing there? Leo becomes convinced Tamsin was having an affair, but in the end the truth turns out to be very different. The series is wry, funny, sometimes sad - but always warm hearted and tender.

Cast:
Leo Fabiani... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani... Beth Marshall
Rose Fabiani... Sandra Voe
Sadie... Tracy Wiles
Hilary... Nicola Grier

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

Leo meets a new friend of his wife who has a secret in store for him.

Michael Chaplin's funny, sad, warm-hearted, Scottish series about love, loss and grief.

04Part Four: Princess Of The Russias2019012120200716 (R4)By Michael Chaplin.

This wry, narrative comedy begins with the funeral of Tamsin, killed in a traffic accident, mother of Laura and beloved wife of Edinburgh artist Leo.

The funeral is barely over before Leo acquires a new status as an eligible bachelor. The women in his circle begin to seek his company and win his affection.; while his mother, his grown up arctic weather analyst daughter and newly acquired, sparky, opinionated cleaning lady offer unasked for advice. His life becomes ever more complicated and demanding.

Each episode traces his growing relationship with a different woman, as the ghost of Tamsin, who knew all of these women well, turns up at bedtime to venture an opinion too. Leo becomes increasingly haunted by the mystery surrounding Tamsin’s accident, which occurred many miles from her home. What was she doing there? Leo becomes convinced Tamsin was having an affair, but in the end the truth turns out to be very different. The series is wry, funny, sometimes sad - but always warm hearted and tender.

Cast:
Leo Fabiani... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani... Beth Marshall
Sadie... Tracy Wiles
Princess Natalia... Vera Graziadei
Nicky McIntosh... Hilary Maclean
Laura Fabiani... Samara MacLaren
Guy... Simon Donaldson

Directed by Marilyn Imrie
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

Leo's daughter returns as a Russian princess arrives to bid for his heart, and his home.

Michael Chaplin's funny, sad, warm-hearted, Scottish series about love, loss and grief.

05The Lady In Black20200729By Michael Chaplin. Edinburgh widower Leo still talks to his beloved wife Tamsin when he’s alone; even though daughter Laura and housekeeper Sadie fill the house and his life. And when his beloved mum dies he finds himself attracted to the rather lovely undertaker!

Mark Bonnar (star of Shetland, Guilt and Line of Duty) stars as Leo Fabiani, renowned painter who lost his wife recently in mysterious circumstances and seems, ever since, to have become a magnet to all kinds of attractive women. We meet four of them in this new series.

Cast:
Leo Fabiani.... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani.... Beth Marshall
Sadie.... Tracy Wiles
Mary Grace.... Deirdre Mullins
Laura Fabiani.... Samara Maclaren

Directed by Marilyn Imrie and Michael Chaplin
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

Edinburgh widower Leo still mourns his wife, but falls for another woman.

Michael Chaplin's funny, sad, warm-hearted, Scottish series about love, loss and grief.

06La Signora Di Ferrara20200805By Michael Chaplin. Edinburgh widower Leo still talks to his beloved wife Tamsin when he’s alone; even though daughter Laura and housekeeper Sadie fill the house and his life. Leo has a revelatory visit from an Italian woman and meets the new man in Sadie’s life.

Mark Bonnar (star of Shetland, Guilt and Line of Duty) stars as Leo Fabiani, renowned painter who lost his wife recently in mysterious circumstances and seems, ever since, to have become a magnet to all kinds of attractive women. We meet four of them in this new series.

Cast:
Leo Fabiani.... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani.... Beth Marshall
Laura Fabiani.... Samara Maclaren
Sadie.... Tracy Wiles
Beatrice Fabiani.... Emily Bruni
Kevin.... Derek Riddell

Directed by Marilyn Imrie and Michael Chaplin
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

Leo has a revelatory visit from an Italian woman and meets the new man in Sadie's life.

Michael Chaplin's funny, sad, warm-hearted, Scottish series about love, loss and grief.

07The Second Violin20200812By Michael Chaplin. Edinburgh widower Leo still talks to his beloved wife Tamsin when he’s alone; even though daughter Laura and housekeeper Sadie fill the house and his life. Leo and Laura return to Paisley where his wife died and Leo meets a musician with a secret.

Mark Bonnar (star of Shetland, Guilt and Line of Duty) stars as Leo Fabiani, renowned painter who lost his wife recently in mysterious circumstances and seems, ever since, to have become a magnet to all kinds of attractive women. We meet four of them in this new series.

Cast:
Leo Fabiani.... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani.... Beth Marshall
Laura Fabiani.... Samara Maclaren
Laurel.... Melody Grove

Directed by Marilyn Imrie and Michael Chaplin
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

Leo and Laura return to Paisley, where his wife died. Leo meets a musician with a secret.

Michael Chaplin's funny, sad, warm-hearted, Scottish series about love, loss and grief.

08The Long-lost Friend20200819By Michael Chaplin. Edinburgh widower Leo still talks to his beloved wife Tamsin when he’s alone; even though daughter Laura and housekeeper Sadie fill the house and his life. We hear the truth of Tamsin’s visit to Paisley that fateful day and meet three people from her past.

Mark Bonnar (star of Shetland, Guilt and Line of Duty) stars as Leo Fabiani, renowned painter who lost his wife recently in mysterious circumstances and seems, ever since, to have become a magnet to all kinds of attractive women. We meet four of them in this new series.

Cast:
Leo Fabiani.... Mark Bonnar
Tamsin Fabiani.... Beth Marshall
Laura Fabiani.... Samara Maclaren
Sadie.... Tracy Wiles
Archie.... Aly Macrae
Fiona.... Phyllis Logan
Peter.... Simon Donaldson

Directed by Marilyn Imrie and Michael Chaplin
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4

We hear the truth of Tamsin's visit to Paisley on the fateful day she died.

Michael Chaplin's funny, sad, warm-hearted, Scottish series about love, loss and grief.