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Becoming Betty

Becoming Betty

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2018
  • 1 episode

Romantic comedy based on a true story, about an au pair working in Italy. Stars Emma Sidi, Francois Pandolfo, Stephen Perring, Juliet Aubrey and Alice Coles

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Afternoon Drama: Becoming Betty
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

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

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