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Penelope Wilton Narrates BBC Radio S Epic Dramatization Of The Treasured Family SagaElizabeth Jane Howard S Five Book Chronicle Of The Upper Middle Class Cazalet Family Begins In , As Siblings Hugh, Edward, Ruper, And Rachel Join Together For Another Family Holiday At Home Place, Their House In The Sussex CountrysideDuring The Course Of The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off, And All Change, The Progress Of Their Lives, And Those Of Their Children, Will Be Charted As Their Stories Unfold, We Gain A Vivid Insight Into The Lives, Hopes, And Loves Of Three Generations During The Second Word War And BeyondDramatized By Sarah Daniels And Lin Coghlan, And With A Large Cast Of Actors Across All Five Books, This Remarkable Radio Event Adds A New Dimension To Elizabeth Jane Howard S Extraordinary Chronicles The First Four Cazalet Novels Sold Over A Million Copies, With The Fifth Being Published In , Shortly Before The Author S Death

10 thoughts on “The Cazalets

  1. says:

    This box set of audio CD s is cleverly packaged, so the actual case is the size of a double CD box, with the twelve enclosed discs stacked on top of each other I have never read the original five book saga by Elizabeth Jane Howard and, obviously, a drama version of the entire storyline will cut corners but I am unable to compare the two without reading the books which I now intend to do as I enjoyed this so much The novels about the Cazalet family consisted of The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change and were published between 1990 and 2013 The radio plays taken from the novels were broadcast between 2013 and 2014 on Radio 4 and it is wonderful to have the entire series collected in one package I do enjoy audio books, especially when I am driving which I do a lot and I particularly enjoy audio plays rather than books just narrated by one person so this was a particular treat for me Especially with books I am not familiar with, I find it easier to follow the story when there are different actors for each character s voice and I do enjoy the BBC radio plays very much.The story itself follows a family over ten years from the late 1930 s all the way up to the 1950 s and begins with the family congregating at the family country manor for the summer holidays Immediately, we are thrown into their marriages, affairs, their children and the various interplay between the characters These range from matriarch Duchy through to Zoe, the young new wife of son Rupert, and disgruntled stepmother to young Neville and the deeply unhappy Clary Home Place in Sussex in 1937 sees the shadow of WWI still falling over the characters, but we are aware of storm clouds coming as the Second World War approaches As the saga continues, the storyline switches from one generation to the next, almost seamlessly, as the children grow and have lives of their own The fifth book in the saga sees the family again converge at the family home and brings the saga full circle This is a satisfying and often moving drama, well acted and an excellent driving companion.

  2. says:

    I was a delight to spend time with the Cazalet family and a good refresher to now read the fifth book in the series This audio play is very well done.

  3. says:

    Enjoyable, tho I kept wondering what I was missing in listening to the condensed dramatized version Also kept wishing I had world enough and time to read this in tandem with Woolf s The Years.

  4. says:

    Thoroughly enjoyable adaptation, performed wonderfully by the cast Over 12 hours but the time seemed to fly by.

  5. says:

    This radio drama was pitch perfect and very moving All the performers were brilliant and the whole series was very enjoyable to listen to I expected no less from BBC radio 4