Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a radio serial by Katie Hims, based on the novel by Louis de Bernieres. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007, as installments of the Afternoon Play[1].


A young Italian soldier recounts a desperate tale of love and heroism.



Episode Number Title Broadcast Date Summary
01 "A Pea in the Ear" 17 September 2007 On the Greek island of Cephallonia, the pastoral bliss of Pelagia and her father Dr Iannis is about to be changed irrevocably by war.
02 "Invasion of the Italians" 18 September 2007 Pelagia has written more than 100 letters to her fisherman fiance Mandras, who is fighting in the Greek army, but she has had no reply.
03 "Looking for Snails" 19 September 2007 Pelagia has fallen for the charming Captain Corelli, but he is technically the enemy. She is still engaged to Mandras, who is away fighting for the resistance movement.
04 "Earthquake" 20 September 2007 After an extraordinary act of heroism, Corelli makes a slow recovery. Two generations pass before resolution comes.


Critical ReceptionEdit


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