Romantic comedy based on a true story, about an au pair working in Italy
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Emma Sidi, Francois Pandolfo, Stephen Perring, Juliet Aubrey and Alice Coles
- 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 company
- Also known as
- Afternoon Drama: Becoming Betty (Other official name)
- 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