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Bulgaria was once the most obedient country in the Warsaw pact - some called it the Soviet Union's 16th
Republic. After the fall of communism it rushed to embrace the west, but now it is rediscovering old allies in the east. David Walter reports on a crisis of identity in one of Europe's least known countries. Plus a profile of Gabor Demsky , a dissident under the communists and Mayor of Budapest under the capitalists. Producer Rosie Goldsmith

Contributors

Unknown:
David Walter
Unknown:
Gabor Demsky
Producer:
Rosie Goldsmith

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and guests at the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay for another look back at the week's news. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Took
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Andy Hamilton
Producer:
Aled Evans.

A thriller by R J Gallagher.
A football coach, sent on an unexplained mission to a leading club, stumbles upon a major scandal and a threat of murder.
Director Nigel Bryant Rpt

Contributors

Writer:
R.J. Gallagher
Director:
Nigel Bryant
D.S. Pascoe:
Peter Wynne-Willson
D.S. Cafferty:
Jonathan Deverall
Richie:
John Telfer
Peter:
Peter Meakin
Joanne:
Mary Jo Randle
Ken Salthouse:
Berry Hinks
Michael Lee:
Peter Whitman
Mark Morgan:
Andy Hockley
Hazel:
Christine McGowan

The histories of black people in Britain. 3: Living the Drama. In 1930s London, Ira Aldridge was establishing his career as one of the greatest Shakespearian actors of the day, while Mary Prince was telling the story of her life to the Anti-Slavery Society. David Dabydeen tells the story of two lives. With Joe Mydell as Ira Aldridge and Adjoa Andoh as Mary Prince.
Producer Fran Acheson. Rptd Sunday 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Ira Aldridge
Unknown:
Mary Prince
Unknown:
David Dabydeen
Unknown:
Joe Mydell
Unknown:
Adjoa Andoh
Producer:
Fran Acheson.

Last of the series in which Martin Wainwright
celebrates individuals who have been overlooked by history. At the age of 26, Elizabeth Scott became the architect of the Royal Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. Producer Alison Perks

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Wainwright
Unknown:
Elizabeth Scott
Producer:
Alison Perks

Brave New Globe
Next year, Sam Wanamaker 's replica of the Globe will open in a new educational and recreational complex across the Thames from St Paul 's Cathedral. Tom Morris investigates the meticulous authenticity of the reconstruction - oak timbers, lime plaster and the first thatched roof in London since the Great Fire.
Producer Julian May. Rptd Friday at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sam Wanamaker
Unknown:
St Paul
Unknown:
Tom Morris

By Bernice Rubens.
With Lawmary Champion, Neville Jason, Peter Kenny and Anna Garth.
Winner of the Writers Guild 1994 Award for Best Dramatisation.
Yascha's birth is awaited with great expectations by his family but he has his own ideas...
(Repeat)

Contributors

Writer:
Bernice Rubens
Dramatised By:
Olwen Wymark
Music:
Robin Stowell
Music:
Simon Shewring
Director:
Alison Hindell
Sheila:
Amanda Root
Yascha:
Richard Pearce
Phoebe:
Jennie Stoller
Bernard:
Henry Goodman
Mrs Singer:
Doreen Mantle
Robert:
Matthew Morgan
Clarissa:
Marie Phillips
Dr Worcester:
Philip Bond
Dr Kreutzer:
Dillwyn Owen
Dr Cowper:
Peter Whitman

Last in the series. Shaun McKenna 's dramatisation of James M Cain 's gripping tale stars Myriam Cyr as Cora Papadakis and William Hope as Frank Chambers. When Frank takes a job at Nick's roadside joint it's not for the money but for the shapely Cora.
With Pippa Hinchley and Anthony Donovan Music by Andy Sheppard and Steve Lodder Director Andy Jordan

Contributors

Unknown:
Shaun McKenna
Unknown:
James M Cain
Unknown:
Myriam Cyr
Unknown:
Cora Papadakis
Unknown:
William Hope
Unknown:
Frank Chambers.
Unknown:
Pippa Hinchley
Unknown:
Anthony Donovan
Music By:
Andy Sheppard
Music By:
Steve Lodder
Director:
Andy Jordan
Nick Papadakis:
Andy Lucas
Katz:
Peter Whitman
Sackett:
Steve Hodson
The Cop:
Gavan O'Herlihy
Kennedy:
James Telfer

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