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Victor Hugo's epic novel dramatised in 25 parts by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.
‘He was no longer Jean Valjean, but No. 24601’
Victor Hugo’s tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place; and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty. A compelling and compassionate view of the victims of early nineteenth-century French society, Les Misérables is a novel on an epic scale, moving inexorably from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to the July Revolution of 1830.
You can download the free ebook from Project Gutenberg : http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/135
Two versions available here : 25 individual episodes of approx. 13 minutes each, for those who prefer bite-sized chunks, and 5 omnibus episodes of approx. 70 minutes each for a more meaty helping. [So far as I can tell, nothing has been cut for the omnibus episodes].
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour Drama' from 31st November 2001 to 1st February 2002. Recorded from BBC 7 in November 2008.
Victor Hugo : Joss Ackland
Jean Valjean : Roger Allam
Inspector Javert : David Schofield
Cosette : Lucy Whybrow
Marius Pontmercy : Jonathan Forbes
Thénardier : Henry Goodman
Monsieur Gillenormand : Leslie Phillips
Éponine : Patsy Palmer
Fantine : Emily Bruni
Fauchelevent : Sean Baker
Toussaint : Annette Badland
Maboeuf : Timothy Bateson
Bishop Myriel : David De Keyser
Mme Thenardier : Jane Whittenshaw
Mme Magloire : Marlene Sidaway
Mme Victurien : Elizabeth Bennett
Gervais And Child : David Hambridge
Young Cosette : Sophie Shad
Sister Simplice : Carolyn Pickles
Cochepaille : Struan Rodger
Mme Gillenormand : Shuna Snow
Azelma : Helen Longworth
Gavroche : Leagh Conwell
Grantaire : Ewan Bailey
Combeferre : Carl Prekopp
Enjolras : Peter Darney
Fricasse : Sarah Paul
Produced by Jeremy Mortimer.
Episode 01 : Shunned on leaving jail, Jean Valjean is tempted back into crime.
Episode 02 : Jean Valjean has broken the terms of his parole, and is on the run.
Episode 03 : Jean Valjean is now known as Monsieur Madeleine and has risen to be mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer.
Episode 04 : Inspector Javert breaks the news to Monsieur Madeleine that Jean Valjean has been arrested in Arras.
Episode 05 : There's uproar in Arras as the real Jean Valjean reveals his identity. Fantine is dangerously ill.
Episode 06 : Jean Valjean sets out to rescue Cosette from the clutches of the Thenardiers.
Episode 07 : Jean Valjean and Cosette arrive in Paris to start a new life, but Valjean's past catches up with him.
Episode 08 : A plan to smuggle Jean Valjean out of the convent hits a snag - will he end up six feet under?
Episode 09 : Marius learns of his father's bravery at Waterloo and realises he has been living a lie.
Episode 10 : Marius finds student life is both happy and harsh. Valjean and Cosette have a tough decision to make.
Episode 11 : The two threads finally meet as Marius spots Cosette and is smitten. But Valjean is nervous.
Episode 12 : Watched by Marius, the scheming Thenardiers hatch a plot to catch Jean Valjean.
Episode 13 : Valjean is in mortal danger. Will Marius save him - and betray the memory of his father?
Episode 14 : Will Eponine play an unlikely Cupid and bring Marius and Cosette together at last?
Episode 15 : It's a stifling Parisian summer. Love, crime and simmering revolution make a heady mix.
Episode 16 : Will the love between Marius and Cosette survive when Valjean leaves for England?
Episode 17 : There are personal and political upheavals as revolution starts and Valjean confronts Cosette's love for Marius.
Episode 18 : Marius discovers a spy. Valjean sets out to save Marius and secure his daughter's happiness.
Episode 19 : Marius and the rebels face the power of the French cannons. Valjean and Inspector Javert come face to face.
Episode 20 : With Marius in his arms and barely alive, Valjean struggles to find a way out of the Parisian sewers.
Episode 21 : Valjean's life lies in Javert's hands. He begs for Marius to be returned to his Grandfather.
Episode 22 : Marius recovers slowly and suffers terrible nightmares. Cosette is convinced he has died at the barricades.
Episode 23 : Marius and Cosette's wedding day arrives. But Thenardier waits for them outside the church.
Episode 24 : Valjean, tortured by memories, feels he must tell Marius about his criminal past.
Episode 25 : As Thenardier attempts to blackmail Marius, can there be a final reconciliation for Valjean and Cosette?