Becoming Betty. Betty (Emma Sidi). Copyright: BBC.

Becoming Betty

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about an au pair. 1 episode in 2018. Stars Emma Sidi, Francois Pandolfo, Stephen Perring, Juliet Aubrey and Alice Coles.

Becoming Betty

Romantic comedy based on a true story, about an au pair working in Italy

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Emma Sidi, Francois Pandolfo, Stephen Perring, Juliet Aubrey and Alice Coles
Director
Helen Perry

In 1986 Elizabeth Lewis dreamed of a glorious summer in Italy. Working as an au pair in a remote picturesque village she planned to cook Italian, learn Italian, be Italian. There was so much hope to be dashed...

A long hot summer begins with Lizzie re-christened Betty - or should that be Cinderella? - by her Italian hosts. Between daily chores and child-minding, dreams of becoming Sophia Loren grow hazy. That is until her knight in shining armour arrives, in a Cinquecento, and Lizzie's romantic Brief Encounter begins.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Afternoon Drama: Becoming Betty (Other official name)

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 6th February 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 20th March 2020 at 2:15pm