Samuel Richardson - Clarissa: The History Of A Young Lady

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01The Pursuit20100314 (BBC7)
20141202 (BBC7)
20141201 (BBC7)

Heiress Clarissa Harlowe is dangerously attracted by notorious libertine Robert Lovelace.

Heiress Clarissa Harlowe is dangerously attracted by notorious libertine Robert Lovelace.

Dramatisation by Hattie Naylor of the 1748 novel by Samuel Richardson.

The beautiful young heiress Clarissa Harlowe is dangerously attracted by the wiles of the notorious libertine Robert Lovelace. Threatened by an imminent marriage arranged with the odious suitor her family have found for her, Lovelace persuades Clarissa to flee with him.

Clarissa Harlowe ...... Zoe Waites

Robert Lovelace ...... Richard Armitage

James Harlowe ...... Oliver Milburn

Solmes ...... Stephen Critchlow

Bella Harlowe ...... Sophie Thompson

Lady Harlowe ...... Alison Steadman

Lord Harlowe ...... John Rowe

Mrs Norton ...... Deborah Findlay

Anna Howe ...... Cathy Sara

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

02The Flight20100321 (BBC7)
20141203 (BBC7)
20141202 (BBC7)

In London, Clarissa begins to learn of the darker side of Lovelace's character.

In London, Clarissa begins to learn of the darker side of Lovelace's character.

Dramatisation by Hattie Naylor of the 1748 novel by Samuel Richardson.

Clarissa has been persuaded to flee with the notorious libertine Lovelace, escaping an arranged marriage. In London she begins to learn of the darker side of Lovelace's character as he secures her lodgings in a house of ill repute and begins to use lies, trickery and cruel delusions in an attempt to seduce her.

Clarissa Harlowe ...... Zoe Waites

Robert Lovelace ...... Richard Armitage

Anna Howe ...... Cathy Sara

Mrs Sinclair ...... Miriam Margolyes

Dorcas ...... Lisa Hammond

Sally ...... Sophie Thompson

Belford ...... Adrian Scarborough

Tourville ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Captain Tomlinson ...... Stephen Critchlow

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

03Imprisonment20100328 (BBC7)
20141204 (BBC7)
20141203 (BBC7)

Lovelace tricks Clarissa back to Mrs Sinclair's house of ill repute, then drugs her.

Lovelace tricks Clarissa back to Mrs Sinclair's house of ill repute, then drugs her.

3/4

Lovelace tricks Clarissa into returning to Mrs Sinclair's house of ill repute, and after she has been drugged, he has his way with her.

Robert Lovelace - Richard Armitage

Clarissa Harlowe - Zoe Waites

Mrs Moore - Deborah Findlay

Mrs Rawlings - Alison Steadman

Tourville - Julian Rhind-Tutt

Belford - Adrian Scarborough

Capt. Tomlinson - Stephen Critchlow

Boy - Cathy Sara

Lady Betty - Sophie Thompson

Charlotte - Ellie Beaven

Dorcas - Lisa Hammond

Mrs Sinclair - Miriam Margolyes

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Marilyn Imrie.

04 LASTFreedom Regained20100404 (BBC7)
20141205 (BBC7)
20141204 (BBC7)

Clarissa befriends Belford and Mrs Smith, hoping only for a family reconciliation.

Clarissa befriends Belford and Mrs Smith, hoping only for a family reconciliation.

4/4 Freedom Regained

Clarissa has fled from the cruel, rapacious Lovelace and, befriended by his erstwhile friend Belford and the kindly Mrs Smith, and completely broken in body and spirit, she hopes only for reconciliation with her family; while an unrepentant Lovelace seeks once again to find her and conquer her soul.

Robert Lovelace - Richard Armitage

Clarissa Harlowe - Zoe Waites

Sally - Sophie Thompson

Dorcas - Lisa Hammond

Belford - Adrian Scarborough

Anna - Cathy Sara

Mrs Sinclair - Miriam Margolyes

Du Blanc - Stephen Critchlow

Mrs Smith - Linda Broughton

Colonel Morden - Julian Rhind-Tutt

Written by Samuel Richardson

Dramatised by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

A Catherine Bailey Production.