First broadcast: Monday 5th May 2003
Bill Nighy plays Professor Swann, whose favourite past-time is seducing female students over a languorous meal of spaghetti vongole. But what is he really looking for? And can he improve before he's landed in deeper water than the ornate Italian clam he so relishes?
First broadcast: Monday 12th May 2003
Moscow: Dmitri once made a good living writing dull social-realist stories that pleased the ruling communist party. Now times have changed and his work is ignored. So why has a young woman publisher flown all the way from London to meet him?