Road To Ferrara [Drama]

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20190919

Raymond is long since divorced, but still not resigned to his single status. When his mother dies, he looks to her carer for help of a different sort.

An invitation to go with her to Ferrara to witness the oldest Palio in Italy seems to open up the possibility of romance, but Ferrara is a city with a history of lust, betrayal and revenge - and Raymond’s visit there has unexpected echoes of the past.

This is the latest in the long-running series of 'Road to...' dramas and inspired by extensive recordings made at the 2019 Palio at Ferrara. The ancient horse race round a city square was originally dedicated to the d’Este family, Ferrara’s powerful rulers for generations, whose court was a byword for splendour and intrigue. Riding bareback at breakneck pace, the champions of the city’s opposing districts fight for their prize, for their families and for their honour.

Cast:
Raymond.....Peter Wight
Lucia.....Rebecca Lee
Martha.....Joanna McCallum
Marco.....Sebastiano Kiniger
Maid.....Emma Noakes
Restaurant Owner.....Jane Bertish
Maria......Flaminia Cinque

Written by Douglas Livingstone
Directed by Jane Morgan
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4

From 1425 to 2019, two ill-starred love triangles, set at the oldest horse race in Italy.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

20190919

Raymond is long since divorced, but still not resigned to his single status. When his mother dies, he looks to her carer for help of a different sort.

An invitation to go with her to Ferrara to witness the oldest Palio in Italy seems to open up the possibility of romance, but Ferrara is a city with a history of lust, betrayal and revenge - and Raymond’s visit there has unexpected echoes of the past.

This is the latest in the long-running series of 'Road to...' dramas and inspired by extensive recordings made at the 2019 Palio at Ferrara. The ancient horse race round a city square was originally dedicated to the d’Este family, Ferrara’s powerful rulers for generations, whose court was a byword for splendour and intrigue. Riding bareback at breakneck pace, the champions of the city’s opposing districts fight for their prize, for their families and for their honour.

Cast:
Raymond.....Peter Wight
Lucia.....Rebecca Lee
Martha.....Joanna McCallum
Marco.....Sebastiano Kiniger
Maid.....Emma Noakes
Restaurant Owner.....Jane Bertish
Maria......Flaminia Cinque

Written by Douglas Livingstone
Directed by Jane Morgan
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4

From 1425 to 2019, two ill-starred love triangles, set at the oldest horse race in Italy.

Drama from BBC Radio 4