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David Walter reports from Lisbon, the city which has the worst slums and housing in western Europe. Moves are afoot to improve the situation, but is it too little too late? Plus a report from Seville, which today hosts the first royal wedding to take place in Spain since 1906. Editor Rosie Goldsmith

Contributors

Unknown:
David Walter
Editor:
Rosie Goldsmith

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Roy Hattersley and Charles Kennedy at the Westminster Theatre, London, for another look back at the week's news.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Took
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Unknown:
Roy Hattersley
Unknown:
Charles Kennedy
Producer:
Aled Evans.

Kelvin has 45 minutes missing from his life. All he can remember is someone sounding like Greta Garbo getting into his cab, but there's more to it than that in Mike Stott 's comedy.
Director Alan Drury

Contributors

Unknown:
Greta Garbo
Unknown:
Mike Stott
Director:
Alan Drury
Kelvin Greenlees:
Peter Gunn
Karen Greenlees:
Becky Hindley
Samantha Greenlees:
Deborah Berlin
Natalie Dugdale:
Tina Gray
Norman Duckworth:
James Taylor
Nigel O'Toole:
Jack Elliott
Dr McClare:
Frances Jeater
Aelwyn Tattersall:
Frances Jeater

A four-part series on the histories of black people in Britain. 1: Packed Like Books. In the 18th century, human beings were "packed like books" as slave cargoes. David Dabydeen traces the fortunes of Olaudah Equiano and Ignatius Sancho , best-selling authors who subverted their slave status with grace and courage. With Hugh Quarshie as Equiano and Joe Dixon as Sancho.
Producer Fran Acheson. Rptd Sunday 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
David Dabydeen
Unknown:
Ignatius Sancho
Unknown:
Hugh Quarshie
Unknown:
Joe Dixon
Producer:
Fran Acheson.

Jodrell Bank, one of Britain's leading telescope sites, is one of the places opening its doors to the public during Science Week. Peter Evans reports live from Cheshire.
Producer Richard Aedy.
♦ See Feature: page 20

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Evans
Producer:
Richard Aedy.

Martin Wainwright celebrates individuals who have been overlooked by history. 4: Sophia Jex-Blake , the first female doctor in Scotland.
Producer Alison Perks

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Wainwright
Unknown:
Sophia Jex-Blake
Producer:
Alison Perks

Irek Mukhamedov
By his mid-20s irek Mukhamedovwas already an international star with the Bolshoi Ballet, dancing heroic roles such as Spartacus and Romeo. Four years ago he emigrated to England to start a new career with the Royal Ballet. Now, aged 35, Mukhamedov is preparing for his latest role in Stravinsky's Petrushka. Debra Craine examines his career and discovers how successful his move to this country and change of dance style has been.
Producer Helen Garrison. Rptd Friday 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Debra Craine
Producer:
Helen Garrison.

A sardonic new thriller by Bill James , with Philip Madoc as lies and Malcolm Storry as Harpur. Harpur and lies are losing the battle against crime, so lies starts to play to his own deadly rules.
Director Jane Dauncey

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill James
Unknown:
Philip Madoc
Unknown:
Malcolm Storry
Director:
Jane Dauncey
Vine:
Peter Kenny
Becky:
Julie Higginson
Lane:
Peter Halliday
Beyonton:
David Garreld
Reid:
Sean Gleeson
Denise:
Siriol Jenkins
Stanfield:
Rhodri Hugh
Couzel QC:
Terry Dauncey
Amy Harbinger:
Melanie Walters
Foster:
Ben Thomas

A sequence of poems by Elsa Corbluth and the daughter Eilidh Boadella she lost in a fire 15 years ago today. Read by Elsa Corbluth and Victoria Carling. Producer Piers Plowright

Contributors

Unknown:
Elsa Corbluth
Unknown:
Eilidh Boadella
Read By:
Elsa Corbluth
Read By:
Victoria Carling.
Producer:
Piers Plowright

by James M Cain. With
Shelley Thompson as Mildred Pierce , Martin Jarvis as Monty Beragon and Siriol
Jenkins as Veda Pierce. "1931. 1 lost my job, my home, my husband. But I've got a daughter. 1941. I've got a dazzling career, mansion, new husband - but I've lost the love of my daughter."
Dramatised by John Fletcher. Music by Elizabeth Parker. Director Andy Jordan Rpt

Contributors

Unknown:
James M Cain.
Unknown:
Shelley Thompson
Unknown:
Mildred Pierce
Unknown:
Martin Jarvis
Unknown:
Monty Beragon
Unknown:
Veda Pierce.
Dramatised By:
John Fletcher.
Music By:
Elizabeth Parker.
Director:
Andy Jordan Rpt
Bert Pierce:
Ed Bishop
Ray Pierce:
Angela Shaftoe
Lucy Gessler:
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Wally Burgan:
James Telfer
Letty:
Eugenia Warren
Treviso:
John Baddeley
Ida:
Catherine Nix
Doctor:
Dominic Letts
Levinson:
Dominic Holt

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