Test Match SpecialEngland v West Indies
Commentary on the first day's play of the Second Cornhill Test at Lord's. With Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Expert comment from Viv Richards , Graham Gooch and Mike Selvey. Reports by Eleanor Oldroyd. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including at
1.15 and 3.45 News and at 1.18* County Talk. 'Approximate times
In his 87th year, veteran Welsh poet RS Thomas selects extracts from Tolstoy, Hardy, St Augustine 's Confessions and the KingJames Bible, and poetry from Yeats, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Edward Thomas. Reader Ronald Pickup. Producer Hilary Field. Repeated Sunday 12.15am
A monologue for two, adapted by Simon Brett from his stage play. There has been plenty of coverage of pregnancy from the woman's point of view, but what is it like forthe baby? And which one of them is really in charge? Felicity Goodson plays both the mother-to-be and the extremely articulate embryo in a comedy of development and deliverance. Music Sarah Travis. Director Simon Brett
Lord Carrington speaks on behalf of a charity which provides homes for children orphaned, abandoned or separated due to war or disaster. DONATIONS: Hope and Homes for Children, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Shortened rpt from Sunday 7.55am
4: The Multiplex. During the late seventies and early eighties, British cinemas witnessed a dramatic fall in audiences, blamed on shabby interiors, the popularity of television and a lack of good blockbuster films. In 1985 an American I idea-themulitplex-wasbroughtto Milton Keynes. Forbes examines its design and popularity. Producers Sara Jane Hall and Julia Reming Fordetailssee Monday (R)
Why do we have sex? It a question that has puzzled biologists for decades. The consensus is that sex is an evolutionary necessity to ensure survival. Yet the bdelloid rotifer has managed to abstain from the deed for over 40 million years. How has it survived? Quentin Coopertalks to biologist Professor Matthew Meselson of Harvard University, who believes he has solved one of science's biggest sex scandals. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: email@example.com
A comedy by David and Caroline Stafford.
5: Is it loxo fever or normal life in Slomzovakia?
< Lose yourself in delicious madness.
Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs
Grand Dames and Home Bodies. In a new four-part series Anthony Howard traces the influence of petticoat government in American politics. 1: Eleanor Roosevelt was known as "Eleanor
Everywhere", but her successors Bess Truman and Mamie Eisenhower had more domestic aspirations. Producer Mark Savage. Editor Gwyneth Williams
Going Glocal. The dazzling success story of Singapore overthe last 30 years needs a new plot for the 21st century. Peter Day investigates its new strategy for economic survival.
Producer Rosamund Jones. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
The latest developments in scientific endeavour. Cot death claims the lives of around 400 babies each year in the UK alone. Several factors have been suggested, such as the position a baby sleeps in, but, by and large, the cause of cot death remains a mystery. Scientists in the US, however, believe the answer may lie in a faulty mechanism in the baby's brain that fails to deliver enough oxygen to the child when supplies run low. Producer Rami Tzabar E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The exciting comedy panel game hosted by Sue Perkins in which someone stands to win 99p live on air! With Peter Baynham and Simon Pegg. Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley. Producers David Tyler and Sarah Smith
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