|01||The Wedding And The Betrayal||20000409||20000415|
Honore de Balzac's novel dramatised in three parts by James Friel.
Directed by Marilyn Imrie.Paris, 1838.
The faithless Baron Hulot is in financial difficulties.
His daughter needs a dowry and a husband, and his saintly wife has nothing more he can pawn.
Cousin Bette proposes a solution to the family's dilemma and a bizarre revenge for her own betrayal.
|02||Spinning The Web||20000416||20000422|
Bette's niece has married Wenceslas and is about to be betrayed by him.
Valerie Marneffe's Brazilian paramour returns to throw her two other rival lovers into jealous despair.
Bette weaves a web to trap them all and secure a wealthy marriage settlement for herself.
|03 LAST||The Price Of Love||20000423||20000506|
Adeline makes a last bid to save her family's honour, Bette loses her chance to marry into money, death claims both sinners and the saintly, and virtue, it seems, has no reward.