Sarah Dunant - Sacred Hearts

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Novice20090629 (BBC7)
20140324 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

Serafina is locked in the convent of Santa Caterina. Her family declare she has a beautiful voice but she vows that she will never sing.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas

Appolonia ...... Hannah Waddingham

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

02Songbird20090630 (BBC7)
20140325 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

Serafina reluctantly helps Suora Zuana in the dispensary, but by night her heart exults to the sound of a man's voice singing outside the convent walls.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas

Appolonia ...... Hannah Waddingham

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

03Ecstasy20090701 (BBC7)
20140326 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

At The Feast of St Agnes, Serafina sings for the first time and is rewarded by an unexpected voice from the audience.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Letizia ...... Ayesha Antoine

Magdalene ...... Helen Ryan

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

04Fever20090702 (BBC7)
20140327 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

While the convent is hit by fever, Serafina begins to make her plans for escape.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas

Letizia ...... Ayesha Antoine

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

05Carnival20090703 (BBC7)
20140328 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

The convent celebrates the long-awaited carnival, but where is Serafina?

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas

Letizia ...... Ayesha Antoine

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

06Miracle20090706 (BBC7)
20140331 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

Suora Zuana administers a strong remedy to calm Serafina's convulsions - but is it too much?

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas

Magdalene ...... Helen Ryan

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

07Penance20090707 (BBC7)
20140401 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

The novice Serafina is given penance and starves herself for the host. It seems that all hope is lost.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas

Letizia ...... Ayesha Antoine

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

08Termites20090708 (BBC7)
20140402 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

The great statue of Christ has fallen, and Zuana receives an unexpected visitor who presents her with a terrible predicament.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas

Appolonia ...... Hannah Waddingham

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

09Letter20090709 (BBC7)
20140403 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

Suora Zuana begins her remedy to cure a spiritual disease and solve the convent's greatest problem.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

10 LASTLiving Saint20090710 (BBC7)
20140404 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

Serafina has been found senseless, presumed dead. If the convent is to survive, it is time to make sacrifices.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins

Zuana ...... Geraldine James

Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer

Umiliana ...... Sian Thomas

Letizia ...... Ayesha Antoine

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.