England v Zimbabwe
Commentary from Lord's on the second day's play. Including News summaries at 1.15 and 3.25,
Talking Point at 12.45 and at approximately 3.30
Cricket Scene. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time
As mountaineers prepare to celebrate the golden jubilee ofthe first conquest of Everest, Tim Malyon examines the psychological drive and physiological consequences ofthe high-altitude climb. Where do the physical and mental limits of human endurance lie during the epic ascent into thin air? Producer Adrian Washbourne
Comedy drama series by Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. 2: Take the High Road. It's a long way to Glasgow, especially if Robin's driving and Derek's his mate. Maureen and Wendy let the train take the strain but run into trouble when Wendy plays agony aunt to an unhappy squaddie. Producer Mario stylianides
Roger Bolton with listeners'views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Sunday at 8pm Letters: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London Wla 1QT. Fax: [number removed]. Telephone: [number removed]. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by and starring Michael Mears as Mervyn and the other characters. The start of a lovely day. Mervyn's on the motorway, with deadlines to meet and a crucial conference in London. Then the traffic grinds to a halt and Mervyn's in a jam. Producer Sue Wilson
Lynne Truss looks at the alphabet and how it evolved. 5: The Perfect B. Are letters beautiful? Calligraphers, type designers and stonemasons explain how they getjoy from a perfect B. Fordetails see Monday
Michael Rosen presents the last in the current series about words and the way we speak. You Say Tomato. Michael chooses your best "Stars, Bars and Blighty" linguistic confusions. John Wells says beware of " beware" and in the 1920s we acquired a new word, "deco", but what else? Producer Neil George Repeated Sunday at 8.30pm
A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Sandi Toksvig , Mark Steel and Armando lannucci.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
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Sausage sadness for Tom.
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5: Letters to the Dead, by Julia Darling. When undelivered letters start to pour through the letterbox of Olix's flat, the Albanian asylum seeker turns to an elderly neighbour, Merril, for help.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at St Mary Magdalene Church, Norwich, puts questions to a panel that includes former Labour MP Tony Benn and the editor of The Times, Robert Thomson, Baroness Walmsley, Liberal Democrat peer and David Willetts, Conservative M.P.
(Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm)
By Daniel Brocklehurst. When Ben Stone travels to Australia to visit his dying father, his elder brother Danny invites him to join the family business there. For Ben, this seems like an offer he can't refuse - a passport to paradise. But his wife Penny isn't convinced by the sales pitch.
Director Nadia Molinari
Military historian Richard Holmes nominates the Man in the Iron Mask, a mysterious prisoner who died in the Bastille in 1703. Also joining
Humphrey Carpenter in the studio is historian John Noone , who explores the true identity of "the Mask", and explains how he became the stuff of legend in the Centuries that followed. Producer John Byrne
More than just a car, the Cadillac speaks of America's engineering prowess and of the kind of consumption that culminated in the distinctive chrome and fins of the 1950s. A hundred years after the Caddy first appeared in Britain, comedian Greg Proops pays tribute on an open-top drive through London. Producer Susan Marling
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