The Count Of Monte Cristo

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
01Betrayal20100831 (BBC7)
20110228 (BBC7)

Edmond Dantes returns from sea to his dream girl and job - but his 'friends' are jealous.

Edmond Dantes returns from sea to the girl and job of his dreams - but his meddling 'friends' are jealous.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

02The Abbe Faria20110301 (BBC7)

The 'mad' mentor helps him escape prison, find treasure and discover the truth - now Dantes counts on revenge.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

The 'mad' mentor helps him escape prison and find treasure - now Dantes seeks revenge.

02The Chateau D'if20100901 (BBC7)

The 'mad' mentor helps him escape prison and find treasure - now Dantes seeks revenge.

The 'mad' mentor helps him escape prison, find treasure and discover the truth - now Dantes counts on revenge.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

03The Abbe Faria20100902 (BBC7)

Now boundlessly rich, Dantes reinvents himself and puts his plans for revenge into action.

With his sudden boundless riches, Dantes reinvents himself and puts his plans for revenge into action.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

03The Return20110302 (BBC7)

With his sudden boundless riches, Dantes reinvents himself and puts his plans for revenge into action.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

Now boundlessly rich, Dantes reinvents himself and puts his plans for revenge into action.

04Escape20100903 (BBC7)

All things seem possible for millionaire Dantes.

Runaway horses charm his enemies.

All things seem possible for capricious millionaire Dantes.

Runaway horses charm the imposter's enemies.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

04The House At Auteuil20110303 (BBC7)

All things seem possible for capricious millionaire Dantes.

Runaway horses charm the imposter's enemies.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

All things seem possible for millionaire Dantes.

Runaway horses charm his enemies.

05The Dinner Party20100906 (BBC7)
20110304 (BBC7)

Now established in society, Dantes exposes affairs and plots the downfall of his enemies.

Now established in society, the avenger Dantes exposes affairs and plots the downfall of his enemies.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

06Poison20100907 (BBC7)
20110307 (BBC7)

The relentless vengeance of Dantes slowly destroys his enemies, but now it's the Crown Prosecutor's turn.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

Dantes' vengeance slowly destroys his enemies, but now it's the Crown Prosecutor's turn.

07 LASTThe Enquiry20100908 (BBC7)
20110308 (BBC7)

Repercussions from Dantes' false imprisonment are felt in Paris, so now he's got a final score to settle.

Stars Andrew Sachs.

Edmond Dantes has got a final score to settle.

012012112520121201

By Alexandre Dumas, adapted for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

At the age of nineteen, seaman Edmond Dantès has a charmed life - about to be promoted to Captain, and engaged to the beautiful Mercédès. But Marseilles in 1815 is a dangerous place, and three of Dantes' acquaintances set in train a chain of events that will lead Edmond to fourteen years of solitary confinement in the notorious Chateau D'If.

Alexandre Dumas was born in 1802. His father, the illegitimate son of a marquis, was a general in the revolutionary armies, but died when Alexandre was four years old. His most successful novels were The Count of Monte Cristo (serialised between 1844-5) and the Three Musketeers, published in 1844.

To coincide with the broadcast of The Count of Monte Cristo, the Book of the Week is Tom Reiss's account of the life of Alexandre Dumas's father - General Alex Dumas, 'The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo'.

022012120220121208

By Alexandre Dumas, adapted for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

It is 1838, and the Count has arrived in Paris. His enemies, Baron Danglars, Gerard de Villefort and Fernand de Morcerf have no idea that Edmond Dantes, who they betrayed in Marseilles a quarter of a century earlier, is plotting to destroy them.

Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko

032012120920121215

By Alexandre Dumas, adapted for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

With Fernand de Morcerf dead, the Count begins to tighten the net around Baron Danglars and Gerard de Villefort, and their unsuspecting wives.

Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko

04 LAST2012121620121222

By Alexandre Dumas adapted by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Caderousse is dead, and the Count's ward Andrea is poised to marry Eugenie Danglars. While Heloise de Villefort pursues her own murderous plans to secure General Noirtier's inheritance for her son. The Count's revenge, so long in the planning, is devastating in its conclusion.

Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko