La Grande Therese

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011: What A Girl20001009

By Hilary Spurling, dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Catherine and Therese are childhood friends from the same village in south-west FRANCE.

Their friendship lasts for most of their lives as they support each other throughout one of the most amazing financial swindles of the 19th century.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and John Hartley.

/ With Sheila Mcclennon.

Drama: La grande Therese.

(1/10).

02The Wedding Of The Year20001010

By Hilary Spurling.

Catherine and Therese both plan to marry, and Therese learns how to weave the fantasies in which she herself believes.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and John Hartley

033: She Lied As A Bird Sings20001011

By Hilary Spurling.

Catherine and Armand move to PARIS to work for Papa Humbert, while the pregnant Therese and Frederic have to make do with an attic.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and John Hartley.

/ With Martha Kearney.

Drama: La grande Therese.

(3/10).

044: Robert Henry Crawford's Heir20001012

By Hilary Spurling.

A mysterious chest of documents belonging to Therese's family is assumed to hold evidence of her inheritance.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and David Bark-Jones.

/ With Martha Kearney.

Drama: La grande Therese.

(4/10).

055: What I Want I Will Have20001013

By Hilary Spurling.

The d'Aurignac family go from strength to strength in PARIS - with money borrowed from gullible creditors.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and David Bark-Jones.

/ Martha Kearney talks to Anthea Turner about her new autobiography.

Drama: La grande Therese.

(5/10).

066: A Little Kingdom20001016

Martha Kearney is joined by Willy Russell, who talks about his new book `The Wrong Boy'.

Drama: La grande Therese.

(6/10).

/ By Hilary Spurling, dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

The Humbert family moves again - to a vast gothic PARIS house - and events begin to gather pace in Therese's little kingdom.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and David Bark-Jones.

077: Romain And The Strongbox20001017

By Hilary Spurling.

After Therese's father dies, anxiety begins to be expressed over the contents of the d'Aurignac strongbox.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and Robert Glenister.

/ Martha Kearney is joined by Juliet Barker to talk about her biography of Wordsworth.

Drama: La grande Therese.

(7/10).

088: The False Suitors20001018

By Hilary Spurling.

The numerous creditors of the d'Aurignac dynasty begin to turn nasty.

Suicide and guns become commonplace as the deceptions of the past are laid bare.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and Nick Wearing.

/ With Jenni Murray.

Drama: La grande Therese.

(8/10).

099: Called To Account20001019

By Hilary Spurling.

Romain takes the d'Aurignac financial affairs into his own hands after Humbert's death, but their creditors become more demanding.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and Nick Wearing.

/ With Jenni Murray and cook Nigel Slater.

Drama: La grande Therese.

(9/10).

10 LAST10: Fairy Gold20001020

By Hilary Spurling.

The d'Aurignac family and their supporters are summoned to court and finally called to account.

With Nicola Walker, Helen Schlesinger and Robert Glenister.

/ With Jenni Murray.

Drama: La grande Therese.

(10/10).