Season 2 - Sex [Blood, Sex And Money By Emile Zola]

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01Performance2016050720200919 (R4)Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistle blower, Emile Zola.

Season 2. Sex. Episode 1. Performance.

A story of sexual desire and the birth of a celebrity dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.

Glenda Jackson returns as Dide, the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon- Macquarts - and drawing us into the decadence and degradation of 19th Century France.

Nana’s been living and working on the dangerous streets of Paris when a theatre manager buys her for the night and realizes just how potent she could be.

Cast:

Dide … Glenda Jackson
Nana…Holliday Grainger
Mignon…Ben Batt
Fauchery… John Catterall
Copeau…David Crellin
Rose…Kimberly Hart-Simpson
Paul…Reece Noi
Satin… Kate O’Flynn

Directed by Kirsty Williams

1. Performance. A star is born. Dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Oliver Emanuel.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

02Power2016050820200920 (R4)Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistle blower, Emile Zola.

Season 2. Sex. Episode 2. Power

A potent story about the clash between love and politics dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.

Eugene Rougon is at the peak of his political power when his lover gives him an ultimatum.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon- Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide … Glenda Jackson
Eugene … Robert Jack
Veronique... Victoria Beesley
Photograher/Minister... Laurie Brown
Clorinde … Laura Dos Santos
Delestang … Alasdair Hankinson
Gilquin/Emperor … Jonathan Keeble

Directed by Kirsty Williams

2. Power. Dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Oliver Emanuel. Politics and sex clash

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

03Family2016050920200921 (R4)Starring Glenda Jackson, Anna Maxwell Martin and Samuel West, and inspired by the epic saga of the Rougon Macquart families by literature’s greatest ever whistle-blower, Emile Zola

Adelaide Fouque (Dide) is 104 years old, trapped in her small room in the local asylum, but omniscient as she broods over her extended family.

As a young woman, she gave birth to two dynasties that exemplified French society: one legitimate - rich, powerful, obsessive and corrupt; the other - illegitimate, poor, vulnerable, weak and depraved. France is on the brink of a new Empire. Her family is a turbulent mix of the good, the bad and the misguided.

This third episode, Family, takes place over one evening, in the luxurious mansion belonging to Aristide Rougon. Inviting his politically influential brother Eugene round to help clinch the engagement of his feckless son Maxime to a rich young heiress seems a simple enough matter. All his exquisite trophy wife Renee needs to do is look pretty and entertain. So very simple - yet by the end of the evening this rich, seemingly united family has completely unravelled, exposing the rotten core at its heart.

Dan Rebellato is a Sony nominated writer and Professor of Theatre at Royal Holloway.

Cast:
Dide....Glenda Jackson
Aristide....Samuel West
Renee....Anna Maxwell Martin
Eugene....Robert Jack
Maxime....John Heffernan

Dramatised by Dan Rebellato
Sound Designer: Eloise Whitmore

Produced and Directed by Polly Thomas
Executive Producer: Melanie Harris
Series Producer: Susan Roberts

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4

Love goes very badly wrong. Dramatised by Dan Rebellato and starring Glenda Jackson.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

04Lovesick2016051020200922 (R4)Lovesick is the fourth drama in Emile Zola: Sex, inspired by literature’s greatest ever whistle-blower, and his epic saga of the Rougon Macquart families.

Adelaide Fouque (Dide) is 104 years old, trapped in her small room in the local asylum, but omniscient when it comes to her extended family. As a young woman, she gave birth to two dynasties that exemplified French society: one legitimate - rich, powerful, obsessive and corrupt; the other - illegitimate, poor, vulnerable, weak and depraved. France is on the brink of a new Empire. Her family is a turbulent mix of the good, the bad and the misguided.

In episode four, Lovesick, Dide reflects on the fate of Angelique, the love child of the incestuous affair in the previous episode. Abandoned by her real mother and cruel foster carers, Angelique is fortunate enough to be adopted by Hubertine, a kind woman desperate to have a child. Angelique is a strange, obsessive child, inheriting much of the dangerous Macquart-Rougon traits. Dide watches helplessly as Angelique’s love of God clashes fatally with her love of a beautiful young man. Tragedy is the inevitable conclusion.

Dan Rebellato is a Sony nominated writer and Professor of Theatre at Royal Holloway.

Cast:
Dide....Glenda Jackson
Angelique....Robyn Skeete
Hubertine....Mina Anwar
Renee....Anna Maxwell Martin
Girl at the stream....Lucy Moss
St Catherine....Yusra Warsama

Dramatised by Dan Rebellato
Sound Designer: Eloise Whitmore

Produced and Directed by Polly Thomas
Executive Producer: Melanie Harris
Series Producer: Susan Roberts

A Sparklab production for BBC Radio 4

A young girl's struggle to reconcile her love of God with her feelings for a young man.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

05Innocence2016051120200923 (R4)Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola, Season 2 - Sex

The second season of dramas inspired by the work of literature's greatest whistle blower - Emile Zola. Double Oscar winner Glenda Jackson stars as Dide, 104 years old and matriarch to the family Rougon-Macquart.

Innocence by Martin Jameson is inspired by Zola's The Sin of Father Mouret. A young man wakes up in an idyllic garden in the care of a beautiful young woman. He has no idea of his true identity. But when his memory returns, the young man is forced to question the very nature of his identity and a battle for his soul ensues.

DIDE....Glenda Jackson
SERGE....Nico Mirallegro
ALBINE....Leila Mimmack
DOCTOR PASCAL....Paul McGann
BROTHER ARCHANGIAS....Steve Evets

Directed by Nadia Molinari

Dramatised from Emile Zola by Martin Jameson starring Glenda Jackson and Nico Mirallegro.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

07Affairs2016051320200925 (R4)Blood Sex and Money by Emile Zola, Season 2 - Sex
Affairs by Lavinia Murray
Double Oscar winning actress Glenda Jackson, and Alison Steadman lead this gloriously mischievous episode. Unusual for Zola, this is comedic and fun. Dide follows her great-grand-son as he journeys to Paris to find his fortune. Octave Mouret, ambitious and a ladies man, moves into an apartment block where there are female delights, it seems, on each floor.

Dide.... Glenda Jackson
Octave.... Jack Lowden
Mrs. Josserand.... Alison Steadman
Berthe.... Verity Henry
Concierge/August Vabre
/Mr. Josserand.... Eric Potts
Adele....Rachel Austin
Marie Pichon/Mrs. Hedouin.... Fiona Clarke
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

Zola's Rougon-Macquart season. Sex, starring Glenda Jackson, Alison Steadman & Jack Lowden

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

08Lust2016051420200926 (R4)Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistle blower, Emile Zola.

Season 2. Sex. Episode 8. Lust

A story of quenchless desire dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Octave Mouret runs The Ladies Paradise – the greatest shop in Paris. But no matter its success, he’s never satisfied.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon- Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide … Glenda Jackson
Octave … Jack Lowden
Bourdouncle...Christopher Bisson
Baudu/Haussmann... David Fleeshman
Mrs Desforges … Shobna Gulati
Clara … Zoe Iqbal
Denise … Katie West

Directed by Kirsty Williams

8. Lust. Dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Lavinia Murray.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.

09Flesh2016051520200927 (R4)Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature’s greatest whistle blower, Emile Zola.

Season 2. Sex. Episode 9. Flesh.

Love and sex part company in the season finale dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

When Nana - Paris’ most famous courtesan returns to the city, she finds herself living in a derelict building with her oldest friend.

Glenda Jackson stars as Dide the matriarch to a family of wolves – the Rougon- Macquarts.

Cast:

Dide … Glenda Jackson
Nana…Holliday Grainger
Satin… Kate O’Flynn

Directed by Kirsty Williams

9. Flesh. Season finale dramatised from the work of Emile Zola by Lavinia Murray.

Groundbreaking drama serialisation of all 20 novels in Zola's epic Rougon-Macquart saga.