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
Father Pirrone....James Hayes
Angelica at 70....Claire Nielson
Director: Lucy Bailey.