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Introduced by Anna Ford. With cancer among teenagers increasing, Jill Burridge reports on new approaches to treatment, and talks to patients and their families.
Serial: Leaving the Light On by Catherine Merriman. Fifth of 13 episodes read by Deborah Maclaren.
Abridged by Doreen Estall
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie

Contributors

Introduced By:
Anna Ford.
Unknown:
Jill Burridge
Unknown:
Catherine Merriman.
Read By:
Deborah MacLaren.
Abridged By:
Doreen Estall
Editors:
Sally Feldman
Editors:
Clare Selerie

by B M Gill .
When 12-year-old David is found dead while on a school outing, the headmaster claims it was a terrible accident. But David's father is convinced that it was murder.
Dramatised by Jill Hyem Director Cherry Cookson

Contributors

Unknown:
B M Gill
Dramatised By:
Jill Hyem
Director:
Cherry Cookson
Fleming:
Kenneth Cranham
Brannigcm:
Peter Penry Jones
Jenny:
Jemma Churchill
Alison:
Irene Sutcliffe
Hammond:
Keith Drinkel
Durrant:
Marc Murphy
Thirza:
Melinoa Walker
Preston:
Gordon Reid
Lessing:
Terence Edmond
Corley:
Terence Edmond
Innis:
David Learner
David's voice:
Gary King
Neville:
Patrick Rosenfeld
Chris:
Patrick Rosenfeld
Mollie:
Gudrun Ure

The Struggle for Empire by William Palmer.
The volunteer ladies of the Lonsdale Street charity shop were devoted to good works, but the arrival of Gwendolyn sparks off a bitter struggle.
Read by Caroline John. Producer Matthew Walters

Contributors

Unknown:
William Palmer.
Read By:
Caroline John.
Producer:
Matthew Walters

Woman at Point Zero
Written by Nawal El Saadawi.
Set in Egypt, this is the story of Firdaus, a woman sentenced to death for killing a man.
Nawal El Saadawi was working as a psychiatrist when she met the woman on whom her novel is based. It is a savage story of power and exploitation, love and betrayal - and of how one woman achieved her own kind of freedom.
Dramatised by Rukshana Ahmed Director Anne Edyvean

Contributors

Written By:
Nawal El Saadawi.
Unknown:
Nawal El Saadawi
Dramatised By:
Rukshana Ahmed
Director:
Anne Edyvean
Firdaus:
Souad Faress
Nawal:
Valerie Sarruf
Dr Haadi:
Nadim Sawalha
Ibrahim:
Raad Rawi
Uncle:
Alix Refaie
Bayoumi:
Adam Hussein
Slarifa:
Aziza Eid
Falheva:
Suzanna Nour

A Straightforward Tale by Leonardo Sciascia.
A five-part investigation into a murder in a remote
Sicilian farmhouse.
Read by Stephen MacDonald.
Translated and abridged by Joseph Farrell
Producer Stewart Conn

Contributors

Unknown:
Leonardo Sciascia.
Read By:
Stephen MacDonald.
Abridged By:
Joseph Farrell
Producer:
Stewart Conn

Another chance to hear the radio comedy shows that television couldn't resist.
After Henry by Simon Brett.
Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, with Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare, Richard Davies as Clifford and Ellen Mclntosh as Gwen.
The Dinner Party
"So long as she isn't expected to come to it, I think I can confidently say that nothing about this dinner party will upset Clare."
Producer Pete Atkin

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Brett.
Unknown:
Prunella Scales
Unknown:
Joan Sanderson
Unknown:
Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown:
Gerry Cowper
Unknown:
Richard Davies
Unknown:
Ellen McLntosh
Producer:
Pete Atkin

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