|01||My Vagabond Soul||20070917|
Jamie Glover reads from Julie Kavanagh's biography of the great dancer, Rudolf Nureyev.
Abridged by Miranda Davies.Born on a train in Siberia in 1938, Nureyev grew up in desperate poverty.
|02||Six Steps Exactly||20070918|
In 1961, Nureyev is performing with the Kirov on tour in Paris.
Calmly, he walks up to two policemen and freedom in the West.
|03||We Became One Body, One Soul||20070919|
Royal Ballet director Ninette De Valois pairs Nureyev with Margot Fonteyn.
The duo will change the face of ballet.
|04||The Purest And The Dirtiest||20070920|
Now in his early forties, Nureyev creates a dark and complicated ballet based on a poem by Byron.
Offstage, his wild behaviour is attracting headlines.
|05 LAST||Preparation For My Solitude||20070921|
Nureyev is granted permission by Mikhail Gorbachev to visit his dying mother.
Despite his own failing health, he continues to perform, choreograph and act as mentor to young dancers.