Josette Simon reads five extracts from a new biography of the extraordinary star who emerged from poverty in turn-of-the-century America to take the world by storm with her spellbinding dances. 1: Outof Louis. As a gawkyteenager from the backstreets of America's ragtime capital, Josephine teaches herself to dance and makes it to Broadway. The book is written and abridged by Ean Wood. Producer Sara Davies
Presented by Judy Merry. Just As I Am (Saffron Walden); Isaiah 1, wl-4, wll-20; Wash Me Throughly (Handel); Day by Day (How). With the Bury Girls'Grammar School Choir. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.
Jenni Murray and guests with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: Telling Liddy by Anne Fine. Part of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
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Archaeologist Julian Richards uncovers the hidden histories of towns.
Cardiff. He discovers how Cardiff began as a Roman stronghold in hostile territory, why it remained a sleepy fishing village throughout the Middle Ages, and how one family transformed the town into the largest port in the world. Producer John Byrne
The conclusion of a series of short stories by Thackeray, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. A Little Dinner at Timmins
Director Sally Avens
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Mrs John Rowdy/Mrs Blowser:
A Madman's Defence by Nicholas Mcinerny , with commentary by Asa Bergenheim and Margaretha Fahlgren. Concluding three drama documentaries about sexuality, as part of Radio 4's Victoria Season. An examination into the circumstances surrounding the marriage of the great Swedish playwright August Strindberg and his second wife Frida Uhl. It explores the issue of women's rights and attitudes towards sexuality in Europe more than 100 years ago.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild
r Five stories from around the world telling tales of long-ago gods and demons and the people who once believed in them. 1: The Coming of Amalivaca An enchanting Amerindian legend from Guyana which tells of the romance between the wind and the rainbow. Read by Ben Onwukwe.
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters and Chris Wallis
Five programmes about piers throughout the British Isles. 1: John Betjeman said that
Clevedon Pier was the most beautiful in Britain.
Then it was tested for safety and it collapsed. Locals struggled for 20 years to put in back together and today every plank tells a story - 7,500 of them. Producer Peter Everett
Nicholas Parsons hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he is joined by Julian Clary , Kit Hesketh-Harvey , Paul Merton and Linda Smith in King's Lynn. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
A ten-part dramatisation by Anne Fine of her novel -a satire of sibling secrets and intrigue in which Bridie, social worker par excellence, discovers that even in her own close family of loving sisters, relationships are duplicitous. Parti.
Producer Pam Wardell. Repeated from 10.45am
Two years ago, a group of teachers from Oldham visited their pupils'families in Bangladesh. Now they go back to help set up development links but discoverthat, when it comes to alleviating poverty, Britain can learn from Bangladesh. Producer Liz Carney. Editor David Ross
Girl gangs, mugged pensioners, drunken youths - it seems there is no escape these days from headlines about horrific crimes in "yob Britain". Concluding two programmes, Wendy Robbins examines whether we are losing the fight against violence and against its causes. Producer simonCrow(R)
Flocks of birds are a familiar sight, from waders on estuaries to city starlings. Mark Carwardine explores the reasons why birds of a feather flock together and discovers the benefits of belonging to a group. See Sue Gaisford's choice on page 118. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am
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Margaret Drabble 's novel, based on the life of her own mother, is about a gifted, frustrated woman growing up in south Yorkshire. Read by Tessa Peake -Jones and abridged in ten parts by Malcolm and Elizabeth Bradbury. Part6. Producer Sarah Johnson
By Jean-Paul Kauffmann , read by Simon Russell Beale and abridged in five parts by Jill Waters.
Following his surrender afterthe Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte , was exiled to St Helena.
Kauffmann spent a week on the remote Atlantic island absorbing the presence of the general who spent his last days as a prisoner in a house named Longwood. Part 1. Producer Chris Wallis (R)
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