A Thousand Days In Venice - An

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20050509

Unexpected Romance

By Marlena de Blasi.

1/5. Marlena, a food journalist and cook from Missouri, is up to her knees in middle-age and wouldn't even dream that a trip to Venice could transform her life. So how does she end up with a Venetian in her bed?

Marlena....Lorelei King

Fernando....Angelo Cola

Lisa....Laurel Lefkow

Erich....Martin T Sherman

Captain....Massimo Marinoni

Don Silvano....Giancarlo Ciccone

Sophie....Liza Ross

Consul....Benedetta Ferraro

Misha....Philip Fox

La Direttrice....Lara Parmiani

Dramatised by Penny Leicester.

Directed by Carol Bayne.

20050510

Unexpected Romance

By Marlena de Blasi, dramatised by Penny Leicester.

2/5. Fernando, the blueberry-eyed stranger from Venice, has followed Marlena back to the States, and their romance blossoms. Her two children, however, remain unconvinced and are shocked by Marlena's sudden announcement.

Directed by Carol Bayne.

20050511

Unexpected Romance

By Marlena de Blasi, dramatised by Penny Leicester.

3/5. Marlena starts to settle into domesticity with the stranger and attempts to transform his bachelor pad. Misha, Marlena's Russian friend, keeps tabs on the situation via phone. He's convinced she's made a terrible mistake.

Directed by Carol Bayne.

20050512

Unexpected Romance

By Marlena de Blasi, dramatised by Penny Leicester.

4/5. Fernando is anxious to marry Marlena as soon as possible and uses his best cunning, furbizia innocente, to get the cogs of Venetian bureaucracy into motion. However on the night before the wedding he suffers a crisis of conscience.

Directed by Carol Bayne.

20050513

Unexpected Romance

By Marlena de Blasi, dramatised by Penny Leicester.

5/5. It's the wedding day at last, and despite a few mishaps Marlena makes it to the church almost on time. However, just as they're settling into married life Fernando drops a bombshell.

Directed by Carol Bayne.