The Leopard

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John Clifford's two-part dramatisation of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's great Sicilian novel.

Starring Patrick Malahide as Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina.

1: It is 1860 and Italy is in political turmoil.

At his great palace in Palermo, the Prince of Salina decides that only desperate measures can save his ancient aristocratic family from the onslaught of change.

With Richard Greenwood and Emma Currie.

Director Patrick Rayner.

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John Clifford's two-part dramatisation of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's great Sicilian novel.

Starring Patrick Malahide as Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina.

2: The prince's nephew has fallen in love with Angelica, daughter of the local mayor - a rich but vulgar man.

The prince has to decide what matters more - his family pride or money in the bank.

With Richard Greenwood, Emma Currie and Crawford Logan.

Director Patrick Rayner.

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A family faces the 1860s demise of Sicilian aristocracy. Adaptation stars Stanley Townsend

Don Fabrizio's family faces the demise of Sicilian aristocracy during the 1860s unification of Italy. Michael Hastings' dramatisation stars Stanley Townsend.

By Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and adapted for radio by Michael Hastings.

Don Fabrizio, a member of the old Italian aristocracy, contemplates his obsolescence amidst the great social changes during the Risorgimento of the 19th century.

The head of an opulent household in Sicily, he reflects nostalgically on the past as his family grows to maturity and Garibaldi's republican movement puts an end to the feudal system and the traditions of the old bourgeoisie.

Don Fabrizio....Stanley Townsend

Princess Stella/Concetta at 70....Julie Legrand

Concetta....Claire Price

Angelica....Hayley Atwell

Ciccio/Pallavicino/Priest....Joseph Alessi

Father Pirrone....James Hayes

Francesco/Carlo....Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Tancredi....Tom Hiddleston

Calogero/Chevalley....Anthony O'Donnell

Giovanni....Harry McEntire

Angelica at 70....Claire Nielson

Director: Lucy Bailey.