Listen at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pqs7b

A new two-part radio version of Ingmar Bergman's Academy Award-winning 1982 film about a Swedish family at the start of the twentieth century. The critically acclaimed original work is one of the longest films in cinematic history, and is a beguiling drama about childhood where imagination is found to be a passport out of dread and into mystery. Adapted for radio by Sharon Oakes.

Episode Two
Fanny and Alexander's father has died and their mother, Emilie, has married the bishop and they are all now living at the Bishop's Palace.

Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander to be his swan song, and it is the legendary director's warmest and most autobiographical film that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality.

Fanny ….. Hollie Burgess
Alexander ….. Adam Thomas Wright
Emilie ….. Lisa Dillon
Helena ….. Sheila Reid
Gustav ….. Stuart McQuarrie
Oscar …… Justin Salinger
Alma ….. Jessica Turner
Maj ….. Rhiannon Neads
Isak ….. Allan Corduner
Ismael ….. Carl Prekopp
Aron ….. Joseph Arkley
Bishop ….. Mark Bazeley
Henrietta ….. Jane Slavin
Justine/Ester ….. Hannah Wood

Songs composed and performed by Carl Prekopp

Produced/directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

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