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British black women outnumber their male counterparts in the professional world by ten to one. They are ambitious, confident and determined to succeed. Drawing on tne fortunes of the black gospel trio Nu Life, theologian
Robert Beckford explores this new branch of black feminism. Producer Ronni Davis


Robert Beckford
Ronni Davis

New series 1/6.
A dramatisation by Dan Tetsell of a 19th-century comic novel, written by Pierce Egan.

A tour of the sprawling post-Regency metropolis, in the company or narrator Pierce Egan, urbanite Corinthian Tom, his naive Somerset cousin Jerry Hawthorn and their drunken compatriot Bob Logic.


Pierce Egan
Dan Tetsell
Tilusha Ghelani
Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Tom:
Greg Wise
Jerry Hawthorn:
Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic:
James Bachman
Corinthian Kate:
Amanda Abbingdon
Old Hawthorn:
Christopher Douglas
Mrs Belcher:
Laura Shavin
Mr Primefit:
Dave Lamb

A play about the turbulent events, in May 1926, within the fledgling British Broadcasting Company (at the time when John Reith was managing director) during nine days of the General Strike.


Robin Glendinning.
Gordon House
John Reith:
Stuart McQuarrie
Stanley Baldwin:
Bill Wallis
Alex Jennings
Peter Eckersley:
Adam Levy
JCC Davidson:
Nicholas Boulton
Archbishop of Canterbury:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Newsreel voice:
Sam Kelly
BBC newsreader:
Peter Donaldson
Ramsay MacDonald:
Christian Rodska
Muriel Reith:
Alison Reid

Julie Welch delves into her family history to unearth the connection between her eccentric great-uncle King and the most famous ode to the tandem - Daisy Bell.
Producer Vernee Samuel


Julie Welch
Daisy Bell.
Vernee Samuel

1/5. The Victim's Tale. Cheryl Campbell reads the first tale in a week of stories by Frances Fyf ield that describe a crime from five separate points of view. Sixtysomething Rachel Adams is in bed on a dark and stormy night in her tall, thin house on the coast, when she becomes aware that someone is moving about downstairs. Producer Lisa Osborne


Cheryl Campbell
Stories By:
Frances Fyf
Rachel Adams
Lisa Osborne

7/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are historian Fran Beauman , Clive Coleman ,
Professor John Sutherland , and Alan Titchmarch. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Fran Beauman
Clive Coleman
Professor John Sutherland
Alan Titchmarch.
Nigel Rees
William Franklyn.
Tilusha Ghelani

Alan Alda , who found fame as Hawkeye in MASH, and won an Oscar nomination for his role in Martin Scorsese 's The Aviator, joins Mark Lawson to reflect on his career, and a childhood spent backstage in his father's burlesque show. Producer Martin Smith


Alan Alda
Martin Scorsese
Mark Lawson
Martin Smith

1/5. Madelaine Green , a single mother, loses her job and is forced to borrow money to get by. A year passes quickly and, with her credit cards at their limit and her mortgage seriously in arrears, Madelaine gets her first call from
Barry the Bailiff. So begins a relationship of convenience and interdependence. Written by Wendy Oberman.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated from 10.45am


Madelaine Green
Written By:
Wendy OBErman.
Eoin O'Callaghan
Penny Downie
Barry the Bailiff:
Chris Ellison

The gentleman is an iconic figure whose values many would like to revive. And now you can pay to be taught gentlemanly habits as a way to get on in life.
Chris Bowlby looks at what the gentleman really stood for, and whether we can reinvent him for a less formal, less inhibited age. Producer Michael Blastland


Chris Bowlby
Michael Blastland

13/13. Exploring some of the problems cased by the success of the Aboriginal-art business in Australia. Has producing pots and primitive paintings for tourists transformed impoverished communities or is it leading to entrapment and sweat-shop art? Repeated from Thursday

2/2. The forest canopies are considered to be the great lungs of the earth, where the atmosphere meets the biosphere but, up to now, gaining access to the treetops has been difficult and dangerous. Andrew Luck-Baker scales the tree trunks with the help of a canopy crane to examine how forests contribute to global climate change. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Andrew Luck-Baker
Adrian Washbourne

1/10. Chief Investigator Arkady Renko is called to a murder in Moscow's Gorky Park. Three bodies lie peacefully under a crust of ice, their identities erased with chilling precision. "The Chief Investigator had never seen a head like this before; he thought he'd never forget the sight. He didn't know yet that it was the central moment of his life." Read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Written by Martin Cruz Smith , and abridged by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall
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Arkady Renko
Read By:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Written By:
Martin Cruz Smith
Abridged By:
Jane Marshall.
Jane Marshall
Martin Cruz Smith

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