|AFTERNOON DRAMA||20171013 (BBC7)||An odd friendship forms when Philippe de Rothschild asks Joan Littlewood to his chateau.|
Bordeaux, late 1970's: a Frenchman in his seventies; an Englishwoman in her sixties.
He is a poet, a translator of Elizabethan verse, a racing driver, yachtsman, wine maker, theatre and film producer and, at one time, the most notorious womaniser in Paris. He is also a Rothschild.
Following the recent deaths of their respective partners, Baron Philippe seems to be moving on with his life while Joan declares she has no wish to. She shut-down emotionally at the point of her beloved Gerry Raffles' death and has no desire to return to her famous theatre in Stratford East or ever to direct again. The Baron extends an invitation to his Mouton estate.
Joan and the Baron explores the growth of friendship between this unlikely pair, after a chance meeting in Vienne.
Written by Mark Burgess
Director: David Blount