John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman

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0120171002 (BBC7)

John Hurt is The Narrator in John Fowles' tale of forbidden passions in Victorian Dorset.

1867 Lyme Regis: Charles Smithson's complacent snobbery is about to be shattered as he encounters a young social outcast, Sarah Woodruff.

John Fowles' passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society.

Stars John Hurt as the Narrator, Jonathan Firth as Charles, Emily Bruni as Sarah, Kelly Reilly as Ernestina, Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs Tranter, TP McKenna as Dr Grogan, Susan Jameson as Mrs Poulteney, Nick Sayce as Sam, Ella Smith as Mary, Gerard McDermott as Dairyman, Colleen Prendergast as Mrs Fairley and Wayne Foskett as Ostler.

Dramatised by Graham White.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

0220171003 (BBC7)

John Hurt stars in John Fowles' tale of forbidden passions in Victorian Dorset.

Charles's life as a complacent Victorian gent has been overturned by his secret meetings with the mysterious Sarah on the under-cliff at Lyme.

Having vowed to end the liaison he finds himself lured one last time. He kisses Sarah passionately. Then discovers they're being watched...

John Fowles' passionate epic of two lovers in conflict with starched Victorian society.

Stars John Hurt as the Narrator, Jonathan Firth as Charles, Emily Bruni as Sarah, Kelly Reilly as Ernestina, TP McKenna as Dr Grogan, Susan Jameson as Mrs Poulteney, Nick Sayce as Sam, Gerard McDermott as Mr Freeman, Ella Smith as Mary, Colleen Prendergast as Mrs Rodgers, Sophie Roberts as Prostitute, John Cummins as Curate and Wayne Foskett as Montague

Dramatised by Graham White.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.