Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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0120110228

Heat and dust and South American passion take the listeners somewhere intense in this compelling story from Nobel prize-winner Garcia Marquez.

This is a classic 'why dunnit': a gripping narrative of motive which enables the narrator to directly involve the listener as the chronicle examines the apparent facts.

A small town on the Caribbean coast of Colombia has just celebrated a lavish wedding; the following morning Santiago Nasar drinks his coffee in the kitchen, it is the day that he is going to be killed.

Reader: Robert Powell

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Heat, dust and passion are central in this compelling classic Colombian tale.

0220110301

Written by Garcia Marquez.

The narrator continues to piece together the events of the fateful day when his friend was murdered.

He recalls how Angela Vicario came to be married to Bayardo San Roman, a loveless match.

Reader: Robert Powell

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The narrator continues to piece together events of the day when his friend was murdered.

0320110302

Written by Garcia Marquez.

The bride is returned to her family home only hours after the wedding.

But honour must be restored.

Reader: Robert Powell

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

0420110303

Written by Garcia Marquez.

Few believed that Santiago Nasar was the 'perpetrator' but everybody knew the Vicario brothers were going to kill him.

The warnings were clear.

Reader: Robert Powell

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Few believed that Santiago Nasar was guilty but the Vicario brothers wanted his blood.

05 LAST20110304

Written by Garcia Marquez.

The fragments of memory chronicled by the narrator all point to an inevitable end.

But surely something or someone could have saved Santiago Nasar ?

Reader: Robert Powell

Producer: Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.