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England v West Indies
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Test at the Riverside, Chester-le-Street, from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Simon Mann , with analysis from Geoffrey Boycott , Vic Marks and Vivian Richards.
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RT CHOICE New series 1/6. New sitcom from Reginald Perrin creator David Nobbs. Rod Millet has always dreamed of working at the Maltby Collection, but on being appointed deputy curator of painting and sculpture, it quickly becomes clear that the son of a self-made biscuit mogul isn't going to fit into the musty and insular world of London antiquities. Producer Colin Anderson
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A drama by Alexis Zegerman inspired by Antony Gormley 's exhibition EventHorizon at the Hayward Gallery. Gormley's army of lonely figures stand poised on the edges of buildings across the South Bank A young f reerunner, jumping and vaulting his way across his familiar stamping ground, lands face to face with one of these iron men. Producer/Director Lu Kemp
2/6 With summer in full bloom, Dylan Winter finds out whether a plan to pollinate rare wild asparagus plants, stranded in different countries, has worked. And Brett Westwood returns to Fernley Wood on the hunt for the ghostly birds'nest orchid in flower. Producer Sheena Duncan
5/5 Squeezed. Gerard McDermott reads a story by Adam Thorpe , in which a vivid picture is painted of a physio called Victor, who should not be in a white coat or be allowed anywhere near patients. For further details see Monday
10/30 The Birth of Opera. James Naughtie discovers how opera was invented by a group of Italian intellectuals called the Camerata, who stumbled across something extraordinary in Florence around 1600. They began telling stories in music, which soon took off and saw theatres appearing all over Italy - 40 in Venice alone. The reader is Benedict Cumberbatch. For further details see Monday
Lilian turns over a new leaf.
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Dramatisation of Budd Schulberg 's classic novel, recorded in New York with a cast of Broadway actors. A budding playwright is drawn into the low-life world of boxing - with fatal consequences.
Producer Helen Chaitwell ; Director Andy Jordan
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