The Dogs And The Wolves

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0120130610

Ada grows up in the Jewish pogroms of the Ukraine and falls in love with a rich cousin.

The Dogs and The Wolves Episode 1/5

by Irene Nemirovsky, tranlsated by Sandra Smith

Dramatised by Ellen Dryden

Ada Sinner grows up in the poor Jewish pogroms of the Ukraine in the early 20c. When her Aunt Raisia and cousins come to live with her and her father, she feels more alone than ever. But then Ada discovers another cousin, the rich and distant, Harry Sinner, and a life long passion and love for Harry begins.

Nemirovsky (narrator)....Anna Francolini

Young Ada Sinner - Sydney Wade

Young Ben Sinner - Elis Hollins

Israel Sinner....Wil Tacey

Aunt Raissa....Olwen May

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

FURTHER INFO:

The French title - Entre chien et loup, meaning twilight, the time when the light is too dim to distinguish a dog from a wolf. This is a novel about family, about fate, about the power of love and about money. Of the banking crash that precipitates her novel's final tragedy, Némirovsky writes with eerie resonance. This was Némirovsky's last published novel.

0220130611

After a row with her Aunt Raissa, Ada runs away. Ben, Raissa's son, offers her a solution.

The Dogs And The Wolves ep2/5 by Irene Nemirovsky, translated by Sandra Smith

dramatised by Ellen Dryden

Early 20c. We travel from the Jewish Pogroms of the Ukraine to Paris. Ada secretly loves a distant rich cousin, Harry Sinner. When both families move to Paris she doesn't catch sight of him again until several years later when she's a young woman. He's moving in elite French company whilst Ada is a poor seamstress. After a terrible row with her cruel Aunt Raissa, Ada runs away. Ben, Raissa's son, who is hard and cunning but loves Ada, offers her a solution.

Young Ada....Sydney Wade

Young Ben....Ellis Hollins

Young Harry - Ben Hanley

Nemirovsky (narrator) - Anna Francolini

Aunt Raissa....Olwen May

Madame Mimi....Fiona Clarke

Ada....Sarah Smart

Ben....Graeme Hawley

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.

0320130612

Harry sees Ada's paintings and becomes enchanted with them.

The Dogs And The Wolves by Irene Nemirovsky, translated by Sandra Smith

Dramatised by Ellen Dryden

Ep3/5

Paris, 1920's. Ada buys Harry a rare book she's seen him admire in a bookshop and sends it anonymously to his house. Ben is working long hours and Ada has started painting full time. She paints two small pictures of scenes from her childhood in the Ukraine and has them displayed in the bookshop.

Harry, now married for three years, sees the paintings, and becomes enchanted with them.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

0420130613

When Harry's uncle discovers Ada and Harry's affair, there is a furious row.

The Dogs and The Wolves by Irene Nemirovsky, translated by Sandra Smith

dramatised by Ellen Dryden

Ep 4/5

Ada and Harry begin an affair. Ben has been working for Harry's uncles for some time making deals for the bank. But when he discovers their affair there is a furious row and Ben runs out and disappears.

Harry's relationship with Laurence has deteriorated, she also knows about the affair, and divorce proceedings are about to begin. At last Ada and Harry can be together.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

05 LAST20130614

In order to save Harry from scandal and financial ruin, Ada turns to his wife, Laurence.

The Dogs and The Woves by Irene Nemirovsky, translated by Sandra Smith

Dramatised by Ellen Dryden

Ep.5/5

Ben turns up suddenly at Ada's. There is a warrant out for his arrest for fraud and Harry's family bank has crashed. There will be a scandal. Ada is faced with a terrible dilemma - in order to save Harry from financial ruin, she turns to his rich wife, Laurence.

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.