by F Scott Fitzgerald adapted by Michael Hastings for BBC Radio 4
Set on the French Riviera in the 1920s, Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel reveals the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver.
Drama | 18-25 May 2003 | 2 x 58 minutes
“A brilliant rendition… it’s the small things and the small moments that make for such a great drama.” The Radio Times
Fitzgerald created characters in this early novel, which were so complex you feel as though you already know them. Tender is the Night is sexy, heartbreaking, adventurous, and thought-provoking. The story of the love, and loss, between the wealthy Dick and Nicole Diver, and how their lives together are forever changed by the young film actress, Rosemary Hoyt, is a classic of 20th-century literature.
F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is adapted for radio by awarding-winning screenwriter and playwright Michael Hastings, author of Tom and Viv.
Rosemary Hoyt – REBECCA HALL
Mrs Speers – LORELEI KING
Dick Diver – MICHAEL MALONEY
Nicole Diver – JENNIFER LEE JELLICORSE
Tommy Barban – ANDREW SCOTT
Mr McKisco – TREVOR RAY
Mrs McKisko – LYNNE MILLER
Abe North – COLIN STINTON
Collis – DAN FREDENBURGH
Jules Petersen – JOSEPH MYDELL
Beth – KYRA WILLIAMS
Studio Manager & Editor – MARK SMITH
Music – GRAEME TAYLOR
Director – SEBASTIAN GRAHAM JONES
Executive Producer – EDWARD CROZIER
Producer – NICHOLAS NEWTON
A Promenade production for BBC Radio 4