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.