The Black Sheep

Chris Dolan's dramatisation of Honore de Balzac's entertaining tale of family rivalry and fortunes lost and won, set in 19th-century France.

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01* *2008081720080823

1/2.

After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, Philippe Bridau becomes a reckless gambler who steals from his mother to finance his obsession.

She foolishly continues to idolise him, and it is left to his more dependable brother Joseph to rescue the family from destitution.

Narrator....Geoffrey Whitehead

Philippe Bridau....Thomas Arnold

Joseph Bridau....Mathew Pidgeon

Agathe Bridau....Briony McRoberts

Madame Descoings....Phyllida Law

Desroches....Jon Glover

Monsieur Hochon....Christian Rodska

Madame Hochon....Colette O'neil

Max Gilet....Alan Cox

Baruch....Nyasha Hatendi

Giroudeau....David Holt

Mariette....Liz Sutherland

Directed by Bruce Young

01* *2008081720080823

1/2.

After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, Philippe Bridau becomes a reckless gambler who steals from his mother to finance his obsession.

She foolishly continues to idolise him, and it is left to his more dependable brother Joseph to rescue the family from destitution.

Narrator....Geoffrey Whitehead

Philippe Bridau....Thomas Arnold

Joseph Bridau....Mathew Pidgeon

Agathe Bridau....Briony McRoberts

Madame Descoings....Phyllida Law

Desroches....Jon Glover

Monsieur Hochon....Christian Rodska

Madame Hochon....Colette O'neil

Max Gilet....Alan Cox

Baruch....Nyasha Hatendi

Giroudeau....David Holt

Mariette....Liz Sutherland

Directed by Bruce Young

02 LAST*2008082420080830

The Black Sheep

2/2.

Philippe's gambling has left his family destitute and his political activities have landed him in jail.

His mother and brother seek financial help from a rich elderly relative, but a pretty young housekeeper and her lover have already laid plans to rob the old man of his money.

Narrator....Geoffrey Whitehead

Philippe Bridau....Thomas Arnold

Joseph Bridau....Mathew Pidgeon

Agathe Bridau....Briony McRoberts

Flore Brazier....Lucy Paterson

Jean-Jacques Rouget....Timothy Bateson

Desroches....Jon Glover

Monsieur Hochon....Christian Rodska

Madame Hochon....Colette O'neil

Max Gilet....Alan Cox

Baruch....Nyasha Hatendi

Fario....Chris Pavlo

Directed by Bruce Young

02 LAST*2008082420080830

The Black Sheep

2/2.

Philippe's gambling has left his family destitute and his political activities have landed him in jail.

His mother and brother seek financial help from a rich elderly relative, but a pretty young housekeeper and her lover have already laid plans to rob the old man of his money.

Narrator....Geoffrey Whitehead

Philippe Bridau....Thomas Arnold

Joseph Bridau....Mathew Pidgeon

Agathe Bridau....Briony McRoberts

Flore Brazier....Lucy Paterson

Jean-Jacques Rouget....Timothy Bateson

Desroches....Jon Glover

Monsieur Hochon....Christian Rodska

Madame Hochon....Colette O'neil

Max Gilet....Alan Cox

Baruch....Nyasha Hatendi

Fario....Chris Pavlo

Directed by Bruce Young