The Ladies' Delight

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By Emile Zola.

Dramatised by Carine Adler.

Business, ambition and fashion all collide in Zola's colourful love story.

Set in the hustle and excitement of the expansion of one of Paris' first department stores.

Episode One

When innocent provincial girl Denise arrives in Paris, she quickly catches the eye of the notorious seducer of women, Octave Mouret.

Despite her uncle's disapproval, Denise accepts a job at Mouret's ever expanding department store The Ladies' Delight.

NARRATOR...

David Hargreaves

DENISE...

Georgia King

MOURET...

Lee Williams

BOURDONCLE...

Conrad Nelson

BAUDU...

Nicholas Blane

OLD BOURRAS/BARON/VINCARD...

Will Tacey

JEAN/BAUGE...

Stephen Hoyle

DELOCHE/COLOMBAN...

Michael Hugo

MME AURELIE/MME BAUDU...

Clare Beck

MME DESFORGES...

Melissa Jane Sinden

MME MARTY/PAULINE...

Maeve Larkin

CLARA...

Chantelle Dean

GENEVIEVE/MARGUERITTE/MME DE BOVES...

Polly Lister

Written by Emile Zole

Adapted by Carine Adler

Directed by Stefan Escreet

Producer: Charlotte Riches.

When provincial Denise arrives in Paris, she soon catches the eye of Octave Mouret.

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By Emile Zola.

Dramatised by Carine Adler.

Business, ambition and fashion all collide in Zola's colourful love story.

Set in the hustle and excitement of the expansion of one of Paris' first department stores.

Episode Two

After her dismissal from The Ladies' Delight, Denise is determined to stay in Paris.

She rents a room above old Bourras' umbrella shop and quickly sets about trying to find other work.

With local shops closing as The Delight expands, the task proves more difficult than she imagined.

NARRATOR...

David Hargreaves

DENISE...

Georgia King

MOURET...

Lee Williams

BOURDONCLE...

Conrad Nelson

BAUDU...

Nicholas Blane

OLD BOURRAS/BARON/VINCARD...

Will Tacey

JEAN/BAUGE...

Stephen Hoyle

DELOCHE/COLOMBAN...

Michael Hugo

MME AURELIE/MME BAUDU...

Clare Beck

MME DESFORGES...

Melissa Jane Sinden

MME MARTY/PAULINE...

Maeve Larkin

CLARA...

Chantelle Dean

GENEVIEVE/MARGUERITTE/MME DE BOVES...

Polly Lister

Written by Emile Zole

Adapted by Carine Adler

Directed by Stefan Escreet

Producer: Charlotte Riches.

After her dismissal from The Ladies' Delight, Denise is determined to find other work.

Narrator....David Hargreaves

Denise....Georgia King

Mouret....Lee Williams

Bourdoncle....Conrad Nelson

Baudu....Nicholas Blane

Old Bourras/Baron/Vincard....Will Tacey

Jean/Bauge....Stephen Hoyle

Deloche/Colomban....Michael Hugo

Mme Aurelie/Mme Baudu....Clare Beck

Mme Desforges....Melissa Jane Sinden

Mme Marty/Pauline....Maeve Larkin

Clara....Chantelle Dean

Genevieve/Margueritte/Mme Boves....Polly Lister

Written by Emile Zola