The Leopard In Autumn

Comedy series by Neil Anthony, about the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Episodes

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06 LASTPlethora Princess Regent20080701 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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The family await vital news, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed

As the family await important news from Rome, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed. With Sian Phillips. Episode 6 of 6.

06 LASTRoyal Wedding Blues20100510 BT=2200 (BBC7)

Countess Rosalie no longer loves Prince Ludovico - can Princess Plethora save the day?

0101The Caramba Campaign2001040420080527 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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The Prince of Monte Guano is badgered by his wife to wade into war.

Ludovico - the henpecked Prince of Monte Guano - hears two neighbouring states are set to go to war. His wife Plethora badgers him into leading his ragbag of conscripts in search of booty, accompanied by his sons and mistress Rosalie...

Neal Anthony's comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatori, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Brother Michael.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.

The Prince of Monte Guano is badgered by his wife to wade into war.

The Prince of Monte Guano is badgered by his wife to wade into war. From April 2001.

The Prince of Monte Guano is badgered by his wife to wade into war. Stars David Swift and Sian Phillips. From April 2001.

Life is colourful chaos for the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Ludovico, hen-pecked prince of Monte Guano, hears that two neighbouring states are about to go to war and is sent off in search of booty by his wife, Plethora.

Ludovico is the master of his domain, but is there that much to be master of?

Ludovico is the master of his domain, but is there that much to be master of? How will he appease the Pope? David Swift stars.

Ludovico, henpecked Prince of Monte Guano, is badgered by his wife to wade into war.

Stars David Swift and Sian Phillips.

Ludovico is the master of his domain, but is there that much to be master of? David Swift stars. Episode 1 of 6.

0102The Pilgrim Industry2001041120080603 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's puniest city-state plot to attract pilgrims.

Following a fleeting visit from a cardinal, Plethora initiates plans to put Monte Guano on the pilgrimage map.

Neal Anthony's comedy drama about the chaotic lives of the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatori, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Brother Michael.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.

The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's puniest city-state plot to attract pilgrims. Stars David Swift. From April 2001.

Stars David Swift.

From April 2001.

The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state prepares for a visit from the Cardinal.

Following a fleeting visit from a cardinal, Plethora comes up with a plan to put Monte Guano on the pilgrimage map.

The ruling family prepares for a visit from the Cardinal.

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The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state prepares for a visit from the Cardinal. Episode 2 of 6.

0103The Coining Of The Capricorn2001041820080610 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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(03/06)

The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's puniest city-state aim to introduce a new currency. Stars David Swift. From April 2001.

The ruling family of Italy's puniest city-state aim to introduce a new currency.

The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's puniest city-state aim to introduce a new currency.

Stars David Swift.

From April 2001.

Prince Ludovico plans to introduce a new currency to his realm.

Ludovico is the master of his domain, but that domain now needs its own currency, and taxes.

Ludovico is the master of his domain, which now needs it's own currency, and taxes.

David Swift stars.

The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's puniest city-state introduce a new currency.

The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's puniest city-state aims to introduce a new currency. Stars David Swift. From April 2001.

Ludovico is the master of his domain, but that domain now needs its own currency, and taxes. David Swift stars. Episode 3 of 6.

0103The Coining Of The Capricorn2008061020120503
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The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's puniest city-state introduce a new currency.

Prince Ludovico plans to introduce a new currency to his 16th century Italian domain.

Neal Anthony's comedy drama about the chaotic lives of the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatori, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Brother Michael.
Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2001.

(03/06)

The ruling family of Renaissance Italy's puniest city-state aim to introduce a new currency. Stars David Swift. From April 2001.

0104The Pride And The Peacemaker2001042520080617 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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(04/06)

Renaissance Italy's Prince Ludovico buys a cannon, and Princess Plethora wants to confess.

Renaissance Italy's Prince Ludovico buys a cannon, and Princess Plethora wants to confess. Stars David Swift. From April 2001.

Plethora goes to Rome to make her confession, and Ludovico buys a cannon.

Plethora goes to Rome to make her confession, and Ludovico buys a cannon. Comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy with Sian Phillips. Episode 4 of 6.

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Renaissance Italy's Prince Ludovico buys a cannon, and Princess Plethora wants to confess. Stars David Swift. From April 2001.

Renaissance Italy's Prince Ludovico buys a cannon, and Princess Plethora wants to confess.

0104The Pride And The Peacemaker2008061720120510
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Renaissance Italy's Prince Ludovico buys a cannon, and Princess Plethora wants to confess.

0105The Future Begins Here2001050220080624 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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Prince Ludovico battles enemies, as his wife tries to reconcile their sons.

Prince Ludovico battles his enemies in the local tavern while his wife Princess Plethora tries to reconcile her quarrel-some sons.

Neal Anthony's 16th century comedy drama about the chaotic lives of the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatore, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Doctor Dolfini.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

Episode x05 of 6

Renaissance Italy's Prince Ludovico battles enemies, as his wife tries reconciling their sons. Stars David Swift. From May 2001.

Episode 6 of 06

Episode 05 of 06

Prince Ludovico battles enemies, as his wife tries reconciling their sons. From May 2001.

Prince Ludovico battles enemies, as his wife tries reconciling their sons.

From May 2001.

Renaissance Italy's Prince Ludovico battles enemies, as his wife tries reconciling their sons.

Stars David Swift.

With feuds aplenty, what price conflict resolution?

Prince Ludovico does battle with his enemies in the local tavern, and Princess Plethora tries to reconcile her quarrelsome sons.

David Swift stars as an ineffectual tinpot tyrant in this renaissance sitcom.

David Swift stars as an ineffectual tinpot tyrant in this renaissance sitcom. With feuds aplenty, what price conflict resolution? Episode 5 of 6.

0106Plethora Princess Regent2001050920080701 (BBC7)
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Awaiting news of a new pope, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to bed.

Awaiting news of a new pope, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed.

Neal Anthony's 16th-century comedy drama about the chaotic lives of the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatore, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Father Ignazio.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2001.

Awaiting news of a new pope, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed. With David Swift. From May 2001.

0106 LASTPlethora Princess Regent2001050920080701 (BBC7)
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Awaiting news of a new Pope, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed. With David Swift. From May 2001.

Awaiting news of a new Pope, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to bed.

As the family await important news from Rome, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed.

A new pope is to be elected.

The family await vital news, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed

With Sian Phillips.

Awaiting news of a new Pope, Plethora takes over Monte Guano and Ludovico takes to his bed.

With David Swift.

From May 2001.

0201Considering The Lillies Of The Field2002050820100405 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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In Renaissance Italy, Prince Ludovico must raise the cash for a papal tribute.

Comedy about the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state

Prince Ludovico of Monte Guano - besieged ruler of the pettiest state in Italy - battles to raise enough money from his meagre subjects to pay for the new Pope's tribute.

Second series of the comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Written by Roger Danes.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatori, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Christopher Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Vitelozzo.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.

In Renaissance Italy, Prince Ludovico must raise the cash for a papal tribute. From 2002.

In Renaissance Italy, Prince Ludovico must raise cash for a Papal tribute. Stars David Swift and Sian Phillips. From May 2002.

Prince Ludovico must raise the cash to pay for the pope's tribute.

In Renaissance Italy, Prince Ludovico must raise the cash for a papal tribute. Comedy starring David Swift. From May 2002.

0202An Englishman Abroad2002051520100412 (BBC7)
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An Englishman visits and Ludovico hopes he might help him out of his cash crisis.

Comedy about the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state

Monte Guano, the pettiest of Italian states, plays host to an honoured English aristocratic guest - the somewhat suspect Lord Luton.

Second series of the comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Written by Sue Limb.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Paul Bigley as Alessandro and Nicholas Grace as Lord Luton.

Producer: Helen Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.

Renaissance Italy's pettiest state Monte Guano hosts a suspect English lord. From 2002.

Renaissance Italy's pettiest state Monte Guano hosts a suspect English lord. Stars David Swift and Sian Philips. From May 2002.

Renaissance Italy's pettiest state Monte Guano hosts a suspect English lord.

From 2002.

Stars David Swift and Sian Philips.

From May 2002.

An English aristocrat arrives on the scene, but people are suspicious.

An Englishman visits and Ludovico hopes he might help him out of his cash crisis, but is he a true blue-blood? From May 2002.

A suspect English lord arrives in Renaissance Italy's pettiest state Monte Guano to be immortalised on canvas. Stars Nikolas Grace and Sian Philips. From May 2002.

A suspect English lord arrives in Monte Guano to be immortalised on canvas.

0203Salvatore's Apotheosis2002052220100419 BT=2200 (BBC7)
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Plethora decides that son and heir Salvatore must be ordained as a priest.

Comedy about the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state

Plethora decides it's time for son and heir Salvatore to be ordained as a priest - by nonagenarian Father Ignazio.

Second series of the comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Written by Roger Danes.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nicholas Grace as Lord Luton and Kim Wall as Father Ignazio.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.

Plethora decides that son and heir Salvatore must be ordained as a priest. Stars David Swift and Sian Philips. From May 2002.

Plethora decides that son and heir Salvatore must be ordained as a priest. From May 2002.

0204The Bonfire Of The Sanities2002052920100426 BT=2200 (BBC7)
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Plethora plots to get rid of a crowd of peasants while bumping up Monte Guano's coffers.

Comedy about the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state

Salvatore has returned to Monte Guano with a peasant crowd of bretheren and sisteren, bent on making his family throw their wordly goods to a Bonfire of the Vanities.

Desperate for him to take his rantings elsewhere, Plethora hatches a devious plan...

Second series of the comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Written by Roger Danes.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Paul Bigley as Alessandro, Nick Romero as Salvatore, Chris Kelham as Guido and Kim Wall as Father Ignazio.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2002.

Plethora plots to get rid of a crowd of peasants while bumping up Monte Guano's coffers. Stars Sian Philips. From May 2002.

Plethora plots to get rid of a crowd of peasants, whilst bumping up Monte Guano's coffers.

Stars Sian Philips.

Plethora plots to get rid of a crowd of peasants, whilst bumping up Monte Guano's coffers. Stars Sian Philips. From May 2002.

0205Confessions2002060520100503 (BBC7)
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Salvatore is hell bent on making his family take confession, and covering up the cherubs.

Comedy about the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state

Salvatore is hell bent on making his family take confession - and cleaning up the cherubs. Stars David Swift. From June 2002.

Salvatore is hell bent on making his family take confession - and cleaning up the cherubs.

Salvatore is hell bent on making his family take confession, and covering up the cherubs. Stars David Swift. From June 2002.

0206Royal Wedding Blues2002061220100510 (BBC7)
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Countess Rosalie no longer loves Prince Ludovico. Can Princess Plethora save the day?

Comedy about the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state

All is not well in Monte Guano. Countess Rosalie has confessed she no longer loves Prince Ludovico - sending him into a terrible rage.

Can Princess Plethora save the day?

Second series of the comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy devised by Neal Anthony.

Written by Roger Danes.

Stars David Swift as Ludovico, Sian Phillips as Plethora, Graham Crowden as Francesco, Saskia Wickham as Rosalie, Nick Romero as Salvatore and Chris Kelham as Guido.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2002.

Countess Rosalie no longer loves Prince Ludovico. Can Princess Plethora save the day? Stars Sian Philips. From June 2002.

0206 LASTRoyal Wedding Blues2002061220100510 (BBC7)
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Countess Rosalie no longer loves Prince Ludovico - can Princess Plethora save the day? Stars Sian Philips. From June 2002.

Countess Rosalie no longer loves Prince Ludovico - can Princess Plethora save the day?

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