(or until close of play) England v West Indies
Commentary on the second day's play of the Third Test at Old Trafford. Including at 1.16*
Talking Point in which a current cricket issue is aired and at 1.15 and 3.40 News.
* Approximate times
In celebration of the 100th birthday of Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Ned Sherrin presents a selection of poetry, prose and songs in front of an invited audience at the Radio Theatre, London. Performed by Eleanor Bron , Leslie Phillips , Andrew Sachs and Peter Greenwell. Featuring the first performance of Picture This, a poem specially written forthe occasion by the poet laureate, Andrew Motion. With reminiscences from biographers Lady Longford and Grania Forbes. Producers Viv Beeby and Miriam Newman RT SHOP The Queen Mother: a Radio and Photographic Tribute contains a double audio cassette and an album of photographs in an elegant boxed set; it costs just £14.99 incl P&P. To order, telephone the credit-card hotline on [number removed], or send a cheque/PO, payable to RT Shop. to [address removed]. Please quote ref: [number removed] Queen Mother supplement: see centre pages
By Peter Roberts. In the late sixties, Alex "the Sage" Vaughan, was a brief publishing phenomenon. His seminal book Utterances was for many the key to life. After a few years associating with rock stars and enjoying celebrity status, he disappeared from public view. Thirty years later, two Californian academics travelled to England to search forthe forgotten master of the philosophical soundbite, blazing a comic trail through the detritus of sixties' popular culture. Madelaine Christina Greatrex Director Peter Leslie Wild
Sue Cook presents the programme that examines listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries. This week, a listener's search for Scottish ancestors. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org.
5: Poetry by Design. William Morris began writing poetry as a young man and was even approached to be poet laureate. Art historian Nicholas Friend , biographer Fiona MacCarthy and curator Christopher Fletcher pore over a manuscript of his earliest poetry and doodles which gives surprising insight into his life. Reader Andrew Wincott. Producer Marion Nancarrow. For details see Monday
Betty is queen for a day
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Sean O'Connor
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By Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. 5: At Court. Fanny learns the rigid rules of life as second mistress of the wardrobe under the bullying Mrs Schwellenberg. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
From St Mary's University College in Belfast, where chairman Nick Clarke is joined by panellists including former BBC political editor John Cole and Terry Waite.
Producer Peter Griffiths. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm
With Jonathan Agnew in Manchester. The programme catches up with West Indian legends Ramadin and Valentine who, 50 years ago, destroyed England at Old Trafford as the West Indies rose to prominence as a Test-playing nation. Plus a look ahead to the football season With GaryO'Reilly. Producer Simon Crosse
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