England v West Indies
Commentary on the third day's play in the Second Test at Edgbaston from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Tony Cozier and Simon Mann , with expert comments from Angus Fraser , Vic Marks and Viv Richards. Including at
12.35 News and A View from the Boundary Writer and broadcaster Darcus Howe reveals his love of the game of cricket.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time
On the day of the annual 12-hour lawnmower race, Murray Walker samples a sport that has attracted both Stirling Moss and Oliver Reed. As the grasshead racers gun their Atcos and Qualcasts round a field in Dorset at a dizzying 35mph, Murray is moved to pick up his commentator's microphone once more to describe this most spectacular and democratic of motor sports.
2/6. The programme that explores financial issues that get listeners hot under the collar. I'd Go to Jail. When council tax went up by an average of almost 13 per cent last year, it triggered a wave of protests, particularly from those on low fixed incomes. Pensioner Jeff Ellett ended up in court for withholding part of his bill. He argues passionately that council tax is unfair and joins presenter Lesley Curwen to investigate what the alternatives might be. Producer Philippa Goodrich
Extended at 3pm
1/6 The private sector does not know how to run the railways. This debate on an issue of perennial interest is chaired by Nick Clarke from the Tower Arts Centre, Winchester. Repeated from yesterday To vote YES dial [number removed] Tovote NOdial [number removed] Calls cost lOp. Lines are open until 2.20pm
When a recently widowed young woman retreats to a remote part of Scotland to get away from everything, she not only falls in love, but also finds herself caring foraniniuredwhooperswan.BySharonOakes. Director Pauline Harris I
Two wine writersjoin forces to investigate the part played by moonshiners in the histories of Ireland and Scotland and in the development of the modern whiskey (orwhisky) industry. While Susie Atkins goes in search of the poteen makers of Ireland who are still illegally distilling in hidden locations, Dave Broom travels to Speyside in Scotland to find out how the excisemen of the 18th century effectively criminalised much of the Highland population. Producer Paul Kobrak
1/2. Timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the compilation of the Sikh holy scriptures, these programmes feature young British Sikhs talking about the challenges to theirfaith and identity in 21st-century Britain. This week it is the turn of writer and comedian Sody Singh Kahlon. Repeated from Sunday
Since 1949 Pacifica Radio has been a voice of dissent, an arena for protest and a space in which to imagine an alternative American dream. Raided by the FBI, blown up by the Ku Klux Klan and frequently torn apart by internal troubles, Pacifica has both reported and reacted to the major social upheavals of American life and liberty. Mike Marqusee pieces together an archival history of radical American radio. Producer Mark Burman
of the Screw
By Henry James. A new version of the classic Victorian ghost story. When a new young governess arrives at Bly, a remote country house in Essex, she fears that her two young charges may be hiding a dark secret. Dramatised by Neville Teller.
Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated from Sunday
Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Repeated from Wednesday
3/5. "I, Too, SingAmerica". By Langston Hughes.
Written in answerto Whitman's I Hear America Singing Hughes's poem contains that now famous, bold assertion "black is beautiful". Peggy Reynolds , with the help of Hughes devotees, sets out to understand what produced that shout of joyful defiance. Repeated from Sunday
2/5. The Blackberry Season. Accordingto superstition, blackberries picked after 9 October are poisonous because the devil spat on them. What betterfruit to serve to an enemy? By Jo Mazelis. Read by Siriol Jenkins . Producer Alison Hindell
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