Le Donne 3

Set in modern day Naples, series three of ‘Le Donne’ (‘The Women’) focuses on Caterina Riccardi, a beautiful, privileged wife and mother. In the previous two series, 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. She has reluctantly taken on the mantel of leader of the Riccardi clan to save her one remaining child, Antonella, from harm. Antonella, horrified at the reality of her parents’ involvement with the Camorra, has run away. Now, Caterina has to control the rebellious men within her ranks as well as seek a reconciliation with Antonella. Trapped in a world of violence, fear and mistrust will Caterina succumb to the darkness around her or is Antonella her one last hope of redemption?

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 6th-11th April 2015 at 10:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Chris Fallon
Cast: Indira Varma (Caterina Riccardi), Anton Lesser (Salvatore Beccafichi), Rebecca Callard (Antonella Riccardi), Juliet Aubrey (Marisa Pirenesi), Sean Baker (Baldassari), Tracey Wiles (Rita), Joel MacCormack (Robbie Camillerie/DJ) & Vaughan Savidge (TV Newsreader).
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Alisdair McGregor
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Incidental Music by Simon Russell, Prelude, Fugue & Variation in B Minor, Op18 performed by Klemens Snorr, Going Home by Simon Russell, Sheep May Safely Graze by Johann Sebastian Bach, Chanson Triste by Tchaikovsky, Bach Prelude No.1 in C Major BWV 846 performed by Henrik Mawe, Concerto in G, RV 532 for two mandolins, strings and continuo, Andante by Vivaldi, Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters and Andamento Lento performed by Tullio di Piscopo.

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