Ethan Frome

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20120122 (BBC7)

Trapped in a loveless marriage, Ethan Frome becomes obsessed with his wife's cousin Mattie

20120121 (BBC7)

Tragic love story set in rural Massachusetts. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Ethan Frome becomes obsessed with his wife's cousin Mattie.

Trapped in a loveless marriage, Ethan Frome becomes obsessed with his wife's cousin Mattie

20100926 (BBC7)

Starkfield's new arrival aims to find out the story of a stooped 'ruin of a man'.

20100925 (BBC7)
20100926 (BBC7)

Starkfield's new arrival aims to find out the story of a stooped 'ruin of a man'.

Classic love story starring John Sharian.

0120120116

Why does Ethan Frome have a limp? And what is the tragedy that befell him years earlier?

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Why does Ethan Frome walk with a limp?

And what is the tragedy that befell him over twenty years earlier?

A visitor to the town attempts to find out.

Ethan Frome....Dominic Mafham

Mattie....Jessica Raine

Zeena....Laurel Lefkow

Denis Eady....Christopher Webster

Post Mistress....Adjoa Andoh

Andrew Hale....Paul Moriarty

Edith Wharton....Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

0220120117

Zeena goes away to visit a Doctor, and Ethan and Mattie are left alone together.

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Zeena goes away to visit a Doctor and Ethan and

Mattie are left alone together for the first time.

Ethan Frome....Dominic Mafham

Mattie....Jessica Raine

Zeena....Laurel Lefkow

Andrew Hale....Paul Moriarty

Edith Wharton....Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love withMattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

0320120118

Ethan and Mattie's idyll is shattered by the return of Zeena.

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Ethan and Mattie's idyll is shattered by

the return of Zeena.

Ethan Frome....Dominic Mafham

Mattie....Jessica Raine

Zeena....Laurel Lefkow

Jotham Powell....Adam Billington

Denis Eady....Christopher Webster

Widow Homan....Victoria Inez Hardy

Edith Wharton....Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

0420120119

Ethan becomes determined to escape his marriage and run away with Mattie.

by Edith Wharton

Dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Ethan becomes determined

to escape his marriage and runaway

with Mattie.

Ethan Frome....Dominic Mafham

Mattie....Jessica Raine

Zeena....Laurel Lefkow

Edith Wharton.... Fenella Woolgar

Directed by Sally Avens

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.

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Mattie and Ethan take desperate measures not to be separated.

by Edith Wharton

dramatised by Lin Coghlan

Mattie and Ethan take desperate

measures not to be separated.

Ethan Frome....Dominic Mafham

Mattie....Jessica Raine

Zeena....Laurel Lefkow

Mrs Hale....Tracy Wiles

Edith Wharton....Fenella Woolgar

Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most enduring and powerful stories.

Set against the cold, grey, bleakness of a New England winter. Ethan Frome scrapes a living from his woodlot whilst trapped in an unhappy marriage with his hypochondriac wife, Zeena. A ray of light enters Ethan's life when his wife's cousin Mattie arrives to help. His life is transformed as he falls in love with Mattie but their fate is determined by their circumstances and the stifling conventions of the time.

Ethan Frome was deemed shocking when first published as it appeared to condone infidelity. What many readers did not know was that many of the novella's themes mirrored real events in the life of Edith Wharton. Her own story is told in an accompanying play 'The Jinx Element' that transmits on Saturday 21st January and explores her own sexless marriage and a passionate affair that begun when she was 47.