Dramatisation of Mary Hoffman's spellbinding tale of Lucien, a boy, who by day lies ill in bed in London, but at night travels to 16th-century Bellezza, a Venice-like city.


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Kirsten O'brien presents an hour of children's stories, featuring Stravaganza: City of Masks.

City of Masks.

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As Lucien lies ill in bed, he is transported to 16th Century Bellezza, a world of plots, deception and rivalry.

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Lucien mysteriously finds himself transported from London to Bellezza, a Venice-like city.

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Lucien discovers he is a Stravaganze, a wanderer between worlds.

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Mary Hoffman's spellbinding tale of Lucien, who travels in time between London and 16th-century Bellezza, a Venice-like city.

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The city of Bellezza is ruled by the Duchessa, whose life is in danger.

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Dramatisation of Mary Hoffman's novel. The Duchessa is in danger. Rolando Chimicci, an ambassador, wants to overthrow her and take control of Bellezza. Episode 7 of 14.

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Dramatisation of Mary Hoffman's novel. A spy called Enrico hatches a plan that puts both Lucien and Arianna's lives in danger. Episode 8 of 14.

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From the depths of her prison cell Arianna has a strange vision of Lucien.

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Lucien visits Venice. Meanwhile Arianna has some surprising news.

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Arianna's trial takes place. Will she escape the death sentence?

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The Duchessa's funeral takes place. Who will succeed her?

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Lucien is in trouble.

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Events in London and Bellezza reach a dramatic climax and Lucien says goodbye to London.