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15MD0120121001

By Chris Fallon. Caterina's husband is arrested, accused of being in the Camorra.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Episode 1/5

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying -- where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

1/5. Caterina Riccardi's comfortable world is turned upside down when her husband is arrested and accused of involvement in the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0120140428

Caterina decides whether to join the Camorra and lead the Riccardi clan.

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, - Series Two of 'Le Donne' ('The Women') focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother. In Series One, she discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss. Her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her thirteen-year-old son Amedeo from being killed.

Now, she has to face the consequences of her actions, and come to terms with her grief and guilt while trying to maintain a close relationship with her daughter Antonella, who still believes that her father is innocent.

Torn between wanting to confess all to the authorities; run away and start a new life; or take on her husband's murderous mantle while he is in prison, Caterina finds her morality, courage and resourcefulness tested to the limit...

1/5. Set in contemporary Naples. With her husband Franco in prison, Caterina must decide whether to join the Camorra and become leader of the Riccardi clan.

Written by Chris Fallon. Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film 'Killing Joe' was nominated for an Academy Award.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0220121002

Caterina learns more about her husband's secret life from state prosecutor Marisa Pirenisi

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon

Episode 2/5

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying -- where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

2/5. Caterina learns more about her husband's secret life from State Prosecutor, Marisa Pirenisi. She begins to doubt her husband's innocence.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0220140429

Caterina is now the reluctant head of the Riccardi clan, but a rival family pose a threat.

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors. Series Two of 'Le Donne' ('The Women') focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother. In Series One, she discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss. Her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her thirteen-year-old son Amedeo from also being killed.

Now, she has to face the consequences of her actions, and come to terms with her grief and guilt while trying to maintain a close relationship with her daughter Antonella, who still believes that her father is innocent.

2/5. Caterina is now the reluctant head of the Riccardi clan but rival family, the Caporrinos, pose a threat to her authority and possibly her life.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his second series of 'Le Donne'. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. His short film 'Killing Joe' was nominated for an Academy Award.

Original music....Simon Russell.

Pianist....Isobel Tombling

Writer....Chris Fallon

Producer/Director: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0320121003

As Caterina's son Nino starts to go off the rails, she discovers a terrible truth.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

3/5. Set in contemporary Naples. Caterina's son Nino starts to go off the rails. She discovers a terrible truth about her husband Franco, who is still in prison.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0320140430

Franco is released from prison for Antonella's 18th birthday party.

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors. Series Two of 'Le Donne' ('The Women') focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother. In Series One, she discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss. Her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her thirteen-year-old son Amedeo from also being killed.

Now, she has to face the consequences of her actions, and come to terms with her grief and guilt while trying to maintain a close relationship with her daughter Antonella, who still believes that her father is innocent.

3/5. Set in contemporary Naples. Franco is released from prison for Antonella's eighteenth birthday party. Caterina has to hide her true feelings about him. But the party does not quite go according to plan.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his second series of 'Le Donne'. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. His short film 'Killing Joe' was nominated for an Academy Award.

Credits

Caterina Riccardi....Indira Varma

Salvatore Beccafichi....Anton Lesser

Franco Riccardi....Danny Webb

Antonella Riccardi....Rebecca Callard

Marisa Pirenisi....Juliet Aubrey

Leo....Danny Mahoney

Carlo Caporrino....Carl Prekopp

Senator Ferrezano....Rufus Wright

TV Reporter....Federay Holmes

Newsreader....Vaughan Savidge

Original music....Simon Russell

Pianist....Isobel Tombling

Writer....Chris Fallon

Producer/Director....Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0420121004

Nino goes missing with tragic consequences, and Caterina has to act decisively.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

4/5. Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

4/5. Nino goes missing, with tragic consequences. Caterina has to act decisively and show leadership to prevent a war between rival factions of the Camorra.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD0420140501

Senator Ferrezano has been murdered. Caterina knows who did it.

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors. Series Two of 'Le Donne' ('The Women') focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother. In Series One, she discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss. Her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her thirteen-year-old son Amedeo from also being killed.

Now, she has to face the consequences of her actions, and come to terms with her grief and guilt while trying to maintain a close relationship with her daughter Antonella, who still believes that her father is innocent.

4/5. Set in contemporary Naples. Senator Ferrezano has been murdered. Caterina knows that her rival, Carlo Caporrino, is to blame and that she must act before he kills again.

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his second series of 'Le Donne'. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. His short film 'Killing Joe' was nominated for an Academy Award.

Original music....Simon Russell

Pianist....Isobel Tombling

Writer....Chris Fallon

Producer/Director:Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD05 LAST20121005

Caterina finally knows the truth. Can she commit murder for the honour of her family?

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

5/5 Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection, and street vendors - "Le Donne" ("The Women") focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother who has - until now - lived in wilful ignorance of her husband's criminal business dealings, and the source of her material wealth.

Caterina, who has managed to reach the age of forty three in relative innocence, adhering to the philosophy of "see no evil, hear no evil", must come to grips with the dark and violent world of the Camorra, and bring her understanding and will to bear on it - or see herself and her family destroyed.

She must quickly awaken from her wilful slumber, learn to exert her power in a predatory and dangerous milieu, and is then forced to make a terrible moral choice.

5/5. Caterina finally knows the truth about Franco. But can she take control of the business and commit murder for the honour of her family?

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his first original radio drama. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. He has sold and optioned scripts to Paramount and Warner Bros. His short film "Killing Joe" was nominated for an Academy Award.

Cast includes Indira Varma, Anton Lesser and Haydn Gwynne.

Original music composed and performed by Simon Russell.

Produced by Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

15MD05 LAST20140502

Trapped and confused, Caterina wants to reject the Camorra for good but can she do it?

Set in modern day Naples - vibrant, picaresque, and for some, terrifying - where the Camorra has its hands in virtually every enterprise, from prostitution and drug running, to rubbish collection and street vendors. Series Two of 'Le Donne' ('The Women') focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother. In Series One, she discovered that her husband Franco was actually a vicious Camorra boss. Her eldest son Nino was murdered and Caterina herself was forced to kill rival boss Vito Caporrino in an ultimately futile attempt to save her thirteen-year-old son Amedeo from also being killed.

Now, she has to face the consequences of her actions, and come to terms with her grief and guilt while trying to maintain a close relationship with her daughter Antonella, who still believes that her father is innocent.

5/5. Set in contemporary Naples. Franco is about to be released from prison; Carlo Caporrino is planning another murder. Trapped and confused, Caterina wants to reject the Camorra for good but can she do it?

Written by Chris Fallon.

Based on an original idea by Rosalynd Ward and Chris Fallon.

Chris Fallon is a writer and director. This is his second series of 'Le Donne'. He has previously written for film and television as well as writing adaptations for radio. His short film 'Killing Joe' was nominated for an Academy Award.

Original music....Simon Russell.

Pianist....Isobel Tombling

Writer....Chris Fallon

Producer/Director....Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

OMNI0120121006 (BBC7)
20121007 (BBC7)

A blissfully ignorant wife of a Neapolitan mafia man gets to grips with his violent world.

Made for 4 Extra. A blissfully ignorant wife of a Neapolitan mafia man has to get to grips with the violent world of Camorra. Stars Indira Varma.

OMNI0220140503 (BBC7)
20140504 (BBC7)

Caterina finds her morality, courage and resourcefulness tested to the limit.

Caterina finds her morality, courage and resourcefulness tested to the limit as she joins the Camorra. Stars Indira Varma.

OMNI0320150411 (BBC7)
20150412 (BBC7)

Caterina is now head of the Riccardi clan, but there is dissent growing among the ranks.

Caterina is now head of the Riccardi clan. As dissent grows among the ranks, she tries to find her daughter Antonella. With Indira Varma, Anton Lesser, Juliet Aubrey.