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Don't Step On the Cracks is a radio series exploring old wives' tales. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003, as part of the Woman's Hour Drama. [1].


Episode Number Title Author Broadcast Date Summary
01 "Don't Step On the Cracks" Sue Teddern 23 June 2003 Kirsty is going on her first date in years but she steps on a crack on the way to the tube. Cast: Kirsty....Samantha Spiro Annie....Clare Corbett Charlie....Ben Crowe Stan....Scott Brooksbank
02 "The Seventh Daughter" Sheila Goff 24 June 2003 A wily rejected wife misuses an old wives tale about how to determine the sex of a baby, for her own selfish ends. With Adjoa Andoh, Chris Langham, and Helen Longworth.
03 "The Slap" Jenny Buckman 25 June 2003 When her daughter goes into an early labour, Dina remembers her Jewish roots. Cast: Dina....Jennie Stoller, Dina as girl....Zoe Buckman, Grandma....Dorren Mantle, Nurse....Laura Doddington.
04 "Coconut Wishes" Bettina Gracias 26 June 2003 This play contrasts Indian and British old wives' tales concerning weddings and true love. A young Indian girl and a jilted British woman discover a mutual fascination with crashing weddings. With Payel Patel, Jeff Mirza, Clare Cathcart and Sudah Bhuchar.
05 "The Day We Caught the Train" Katie Hims 27 June 2003 Two mysterious visitors arrive to pay their respects to the deceased but are horrified to see that her corpse has been dressed in black. With Paul McCrink, Duncan Preston and Thelma Barlow


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