Coverage of the first day's play in the Second Test at
Chester-le-Street, Durham. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with experts Angus Fraser , Vic Marks and Dav Whatmore.
At 1.00pm Talking Point and at 4.40 Cricket Scene.
Producer Peter Baxter "approximate time
In 1405 a 300-strong fleet of giant treasure shps set out from the Chinese port of Nanjing on the first of seven epic voyages to western Asia, Africa and Arabia. China had embarked on a golden period of exploration and trade and became the most advanced sea-faring nation in the World. The commander of this fleet was a scholar a diplomat, a warrior - and a eunuch. His name was Admiral Zheng He. Six hundred years later, as the country opens its doors again to the world, Tim Luard visits China to tell the story of its greatest explorer, producer Bryn Jones
4/6. The Pedant. Alistair (Stephen Tompkinson ) is happy with his life, working in a bookshop and spending his free time as a member of a highly successful quiz team. But is this all about to change when he's confronted by Lite Groomers"? A series of monologues about men in their 40s, written by Lynne Truss. Producer Dawn Ellis BBC AUDIO: Lynne Truss's complete series of monologues for women, also entitled A Certain Age, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
Listeners' comments, queries and criticisms, selected by Roger Bolton , who redirects them towards BBC Radio programme and policy makers. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: firstname.lastname@example.org.UK
In 1906 Dorothy Levitt became "the fastest girl on Earth when she drove a car at 91 mph. Jerome Vincent play explores life in the fast lane for the pioneers of motoring. Director David Blount
3/6. Tackley, Oxfordshire. Clare Balding goes to Tackley, a small hamlet in Oxfordshire, to accompany writer and poet Kim Taplin on the walk she has enjoyed in all weathers every day for the past 40 years. Producer Kate mcaii
5/5. The Selfish Giant. By Oscar Wilde. John Cushnie reflects on how frost affects the life of a garden as an introduction to Wilde's touching story in which frost descends permanently on the giant's garden when he refuses to let the children play in it. Read by Andrew Sachs. For details see Monday
2/10 The agenda-setting cross-examination of the law and legal system, with presenter Clive Coleman analysing the major legal stories and uncovering the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines, producer Sam McAiister
4/9 Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and special guests wade through the week's biggest and smallest news stories in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart.
Producer Katie Tyrell
5/5. TheNocturnalist. By Lavinia Murray. A part-verse, part-comic and spookily atmospheric story about two zookeepers on the night shift during a power failure.
Keeper Triggs Bernard Wrigley Keeper Hardwick Rachel Davies For details see Monday Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am
When a teenage boy dies of an overdose at a celebrity party, his father sets out to discover the truth about what happened. By Stephen Wyatt.
Director Claire Grove
5/10. Alma begins piecing together the clues surrounding the mystery of The History of Love and the identity of her namesake. The only real friendship of Zvi Litvinoff 's life reveals another part of the jigsaw. Read by Vicki Simon and Sara Kestelman. Written by Nicole Krauss. For further details see Monday
10/10. Wellington. "One cannot think of England without him," said Queen Victoria when the Duke of Wellington died. But the hero of Waterloo had become a deeply unpopular prime minister, accused of dictatorial ways.
The novelist Frederick Forsyth proposes him for great-life status and discusses the Duke's astonishing career with historian Andrew Roberts and presenter Francine Stock.
Producer Peter Everett
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