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Over the next four weeks, traveller and explorer Christina Dodwell ventures into the virtually unexplored heart of Madagascar. 1: Uphill without Brakes. Christina learns to drive a stagecoach, shelters from a cyclone and rebuilds many bridges. Producer Simon Elmes

Contributors

Unknown:
Christina Dodwell
Producer:
Simon Elmes

Nicolai Gogol 's comic masterpiece, set in 1820s Russia, is dramatised in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt and stars Ken Stott as Chichikov.
1: Coming. A man arrives in an isolated provincial town. His mission is to buy up the "dead souls".
Musicians Eleanor Knight , Andy Crowdie , George Ricci and Jamie McCarthy
Music by Andy Frizell. Director Kate Rowland Repeated Friday 2.00pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicolai Gogol
Unknown:
Stephen Wyatt
Unknown:
Ken Stott
Musicians:
Eleanor Knight
Musicians:
Andy Crowdie
Musicians:
George Ricci
Musicians:
Jamie McCarthy
Music By:
Andy Frizell.
Director:
Kate Rowland
Korobochka:
Jean Alexander
Plyushkin:
Bryan Pringle
Nozdrev:
Mark McGann
Anna:
Brigit Forsyth
Sobakievich:
Trevor Cooper
Manilov:
Robert Whelan
Mme Manilov:
Jane Cox
Selifan:
David Whitaker
Landlord:
David Fleeshman
Proshka:
Jane Hazlegrove

Gareth Owen introduces requests for poems by Edgar Allan Poe , Keats and Wendy Cope. Read by Peter Whitman , Peter Kelly and Elizabeth Bell. Producer Sara Davies

Contributors

Introduces:
Gareth Owen
Unknown:
Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown:
Wendy Cope.
Read By:
Peter Whitman
Read By:
Peter Kelly
Read By:
Elizabeth Bell.
Producer:
Sara Davies

Final part of Alison Uttley 's adventure.
Flautist Laura Bradshaw. Dramatised by Melissa Murray. Director Alison Hindell

Contributors

Unknown:
Alison Uttley
Unknown:
Laura Bradshaw.
Dramatised By:
Melissa Murray.
Director:
Alison Hindell
Penelope:
Eirlys Bellin
Aunt Tissie:
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Francis:
Lee Graves
Anthony Babbington:
Ben Miles
Tabitha:
Susie Hawthorne
Uncle Barnabas:
John Evitts
Ian:
Jonathan Chapple
Mistress Babbington:
Julie Higginson

5: Blue Is the Colour of Hope. Martha Kumsa , an Ethiopian political prisoner, started to receive letters from two members of the Canadian PEN organisation. Their intimate correspondence secured her release. Producer Marilyn Powell for CBC

Contributors

Unknown:
Martha Kumsa
Producer:
Marilyn Powell

Robert Kee asks British diplomats about their first-hand experience of world-changing events. Laurence O'Keeffe was UK Ambassador to
Czechoslovakia in 1989. After dinner with a group of dissidents, he gave them lifts home. A few weeks later, they were running the country. A Brian Lapping production

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Kee
Unknown:
Laurence O'Keeffe

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