9 episodes of varying lengths
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Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola
Series of dramas inspired by Emile Zola's Rougon-Macquart novels.
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Blood Sex and Money, an epic 24 hours of drama inspired by the works of literature's greatest whistle blower, Emile Zola.
A story of sexual desire and the birth of a celebrity dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.
Glenda Jackson returns as Dide, the matriarch to a family of wolves - the Rougon- Macquarts - and drawing us into the decadence and degradation of 19th Century France.
Nana's been living and working on the dangerous streets of Paris when a theatre manager buys her for the night and realizes just how potent she could be.
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A potent story about the clash between love and politics dramatised by Oliver Emanuel.
Eugene Rougon is at the peak of his political power when his lover gives him an ultimatum.
Glenda Jackson stars as Dide the matriarch to a family of wolves - the Rougon- Macquarts.
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This third episode, Family, takes place over one evening, in the luxurious mansion belonging to Aristide Rougon. Inviting his politically influential brother Eugene round to help clinch the engagement of his feckless son Maxime to a rich young heiress seems a simple enough matter. All his exquisite trophy wife Renee needs to do is look pretty and entertain. So very simple - yet by the end of the evening this rich, seemingly united family has completely unravelled, exposing the rotten core at its heart.
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In episode four, Lovesick, Dide reflects on the fate of Angelique, the love child of the incestuous affair in the previous episode. Abandoned by her real mother and cruel foster carers, Angelique is fortunate enough to be adopted by Hubertine, a kind woman desperate to have a child. Angelique is a strange, obsessive child, inheriting much of the dangerous Macquart-Rougon traits. Dide watches helplessly as Angelique's love of God clashes fatally with her love of a beautiful young man. Tragedy is the inevitable conclusion.
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Innocence by Martin Jameson is inspired by Zola's The Sin of Father Mouret. A young man wakes up in an idyllic garden in the care of a beautiful young woman. He has no idea of his true identity. But when his memory returns, the young man is forced to question the very nature of his identity and a battle for his soul ensues.
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Jealousy by Martin Jameson inspired by Zola's A Love Episode. Recently widowed, Helene lives a claustrophobic and reclusive life struggling to look after her fragile, sickly daughter Jeanne. But when handsome Doctor Henri Deberle comes to her aid, it seems as if life for both mother and daughter might take a new turn - but Helene soon finds her heart pulled in two irreconcilable directions.
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Double Oscar winning actress Glenda Jackson, and Alison Steadman lead this gloriously mischievous episode. Unusual for Zola, this is comedic and fun. Dide follows her great-grand-son as he journeys to Paris to find his fortune. Octave Mouret, ambitious and a ladies man, moves into an apartment block where there are female delights, it seems, on each floor.
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A story of quenchless desire dramatised by Lavinia Murray.
Octave Mouret runs The Ladies Paradise - the greatest shop in Paris. But no matter its success, he's never satisfied.
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Love and sex part company in the season finale dramatised by Lavinia Murray.
When Nana - Paris' most famous courtesan returns to the city, she finds herself living in a derelict building with her oldest friend.
Directed by Kirsty Williams.