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Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Caterina is now head of the Riccardi clan, but her daughter is missing.

Caterina is now head of the Riccardi clan, but her daughter is missing.

Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Caterina is now head of the Riccardi clan, but her daughter is missing.

By Chris Fallon. Caterina's husband is arrested, accused of being in the Camorra.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Episode 1/5

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying -- where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

1/5. Caterina Riccardi's comfortable world is turned upside down when her husband is arrested and accused of involvement in the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

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Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Caterina follows a lead that may help her find Antonella.

Caterina follows a lead that may help her find Antonella.

Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Caterina follows a lead that may help her find Antonella.

022015041320121002 (BBC7)
20161129 (BBC7)
20161130 (BBC7)

Caterina learns more about her husband's secret life.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Episode 2/5

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying -- where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

2/5. Caterina learns more about her husband's secret life from State Prosecutor, Marisa Pirenisi. She begins to doubt her husband's innocence.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

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Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Episode 3:

Caterina is reunited with Antonella but she has an ultimatum for her mother. Caterina's leadership of the clan is increasingly precarious as her enemies surface.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Caterina is reunited with Antonella, but she has an ultimatum.

Caterina is reunited with Antonella, but she has an ultimatum.

Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Episode 3:

Caterina is reunited with Antonella but she has an ultimatum for her mother. Caterina's leadership of the clan is increasingly precarious as her enemies surface.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Caterina is reunited with Antonella, but she has an ultimatum.

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20161130 (BBC7)
20161201 (BBC7)

As Caterina's son Nino starts to go off the rails, she discovers a terrible truth.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

3/5. Set in contemporary Naples. Caterina's son Nino starts to go off the rails. She discovers a terrible truth about her husband Franco, who is still in prison.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

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20161201 (BBC7)
20161202 (BBC7)

Nino goes missing with tragic consequences, and Caterina has to act decisively.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

4/5. Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

4/5. Nino goes missing, with tragic consequences. Caterina has to act decisively and show leadership to prevent a war between rival factions of the Camorra.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Episode 4:

Caterina is caught in a dangerous struggle for power within her organisation that, once again, threatens the safety of her family.

Writer: Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

Caterina is caught in a dangerous struggle for power within her organisation.

Caterina is caught in a dangerous struggle for power within her organisation.

Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Episode 4:

Caterina is caught in a dangerous struggle for power within her organisation that, once again, threatens the safety of her family.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Caterina is caught in a dangerous struggle for power within her organisation.

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Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Episode 5:

Caterina makes a deal and contemplates a new life away from the Camorra. But first she has some business to attend to.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Caterina makes a deal and contemplates a new life away from the Camorra.

Third series of the drama about Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother, and set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque and, for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors.

In the previous two series, Caterina discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss, her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her 13 ear-old son Amedeo from being killed. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm.

Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents' involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust, will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

Episode 5:

Caterina makes a deal and contemplates a new life away from the Camorra. But first she has some business to attend to.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell

Writer: Chris Fallon

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

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20161202 (BBC7)
20161203 (BBC7)

Caterina finally knows the truth. Can she commit murder for the honour of her family?

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

5/5 Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

5/5. Caterina finally knows the truth about Franco. But can she take control of the business and commit murder for the honour of her family?

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.