The Girl At The Lion D'or

Rachel Wagstaff's dramatisation of the novel by Sebastian Faulks, set in a France still reeling from the First World War and limbering up for the Second.

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Episodes

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01*20090511

Faulks examines the hopes, fears and passions of a few individuals and explores a world of fragile optimism, where the signs of another war are already on the horizon.

02*20090512

Anne Louvet has begun work as a cleaner for the Hartmanns in their manor house at Janvilliers and Charles Hartmann is beginning to feel disturbed by the power of his attraction to her.

03*20090513

Charles has rented rooms for the young waitress he has befriended at the Hotel Lion d'Or. She has agreed to go with him to a country house party. He tells himself that the trip is entirely innocent, but lets his wife think that he is away working for the government in Paris.

04*20090514

The love affair between Charles and Anne begins to look precarious as a political crisis erupts in Paris and, back home, Charles' wife becomes suspicious.

05 LAST*20090515

Christine Hartmann sacks Anne after suspecting that she is having an affair with her husband, and Charles returns from Paris to profess his love to Anne.