The History Of The Life And Memoirs Of The Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn

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01Adventures In Surinam20010820"Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 1: `Adventures in Surinam'.

Aphra loses her heart to a married man and causes a scandal.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

02Marriage To A Pantaloon20010821"Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 2: `Marriage to a Pantaloon'.

To keep Aphra out of trouble, her mother marries her off to an ancient Dutch merchant.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

03The She-spy20010822"Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

3: `The She-Spy'.

Aphra is sent to Antwerp by Charles II to spy on the Dutch during the Anglo-Dutch wars.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

04Writing For Bread20010823"Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

4: `Writing for Bread'.

Widowed, Aphra refuses to be a kept woman, setting out to earn her living as a playwright.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

05The Wits20010824"Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

5: `The Wits'.

The wits of Charles II's court meet their match when Aphra enters their social circle.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

06Lovers20010827"Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 6: `Lovers'.

Reprobate lawyer John Hoyle wins Aphra's heart and becomes the model for the loveable rogues in her plays.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

07The Rover20010828"Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 7: `The Rover'.

Aphra's play, `The Rover', is a huge success at court, but the critics have their knives out.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

08Whigs And Tories20010829"Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 8: `Whigs and Tories'.

Aphra's outspoken political views get her into trouble, and she narrowly avoids a spell in the Tower.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

09Oroonoko20010830"Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

9: `Oroonoko'.

Theatre work is drying up, and Aphra turns to prose writing.

She publishes `Oroonoko', a template for the English novel.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

01Adventures In Surinam20010820"Lively and topical interviews and discussions.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (1/10).

Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 1: `Adventures in Surinam'.

Aphra loses her heart to a married man and causes a scandal.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

01Adventures In Surinam20010820Lively and topical interviews and discussions.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (1/10).

02Marriage To A Pantaloon20010821"Features and discussions from a woman's point of view.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (2/10).

Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 2: `Marriage to a Pantaloon'.

To keep Aphra out of trouble, her mother marries her off to an ancient Dutch merchant.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

02Marriage To A Pantaloon20010821Features and discussions from a woman's point of view.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (2/10).

03The She-spy20010822Topical features and discussion.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (3/10).

"Topical features and discussion.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (3/10).

Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

3: `The She-Spy'.

Aphra is sent to Antwerp by Charles II to spy on the Dutch during the Anglo-Dutch wars.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

04Writing For Bread20010823"Topical interviews and features.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (4/10).

Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

4: `Writing for Bread'.

Widowed, Aphra refuses to be a kept woman, setting out to earn her living as a playwright.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

04Writing For Bread20010823Topical interviews and features.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (4/10).

05The Wits20010824"Features and interviews.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (5/10).

Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

5: `The Wits'.

The wits of Charles II's court meet their match when Aphra enters their social circle.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

05The Wits20010824Features and interviews.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (5/10).

06Lovers20010827"Jenni Murray investigates the curse of choice - do we have too much or too little? Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (6/10).

Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 6: `Lovers'.

Reprobate lawyer John Hoyle wins Aphra's heart and becomes the model for the loveable rogues in her plays.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

06Lovers20010827Jenni Murray investigates the curse of choice - do we have too much or too little? Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (6/10).
07The Rover20010828"Jemima Khan joins Jenni Murray to talk about her work with children's charity UNICEF.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (7/10).

Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 7: `The Rover'.

Aphra's play, `The Rover', is a huge success at court, but the critics have their knives out.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

07The Rover20010828Jemima Khan joins Jenni Murray to talk about her work with children's charity UNICEF.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (7/10).

08Whigs And Tories20010829"Jenni Murray hosts topical features and discussion.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (8/10).

Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

Part 8: `Whigs and Tories'.

Aphra's outspoken political views get her into trouble, and she narrowly avoids a spell in the Tower.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

08Whigs And Tories20010829Jenni Murray hosts topical features and discussion.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (8/10).

09Oroonoko20010830"Su Pollard talks to Jenni Murray about her new role in Gilbert and Sullivan's `Pirates of Penzance'.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (9/10).

Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

9: `Oroonoko'.

Theatre work is drying up, and Aphra turns to prose writing.

She publishes `Oroonoko', a template for the English novel.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"

09Oroonoko20010830Su Pollard talks to Jenni Murray about her new role in Gilbert and Sullivan's `Pirates of Penzance'.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (9/10).

10 LASTGive My Verses Immortality20010831"Martha Kearney with features and interviews.

Drama: `The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn' by Alison Joseph (10/10).

/ Alison Joseph's ten-part dramatisation of the 17th-century playwright's extraordinary life.

10: `Give My Verses Immortality'.

Increasingly depressed over the coronation of William of Orange, Aphra's health deteriorates.

With Samantha Bond, Emma Fielding, Andrew Wincott and Jonathan Keeble.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins"