England v Australia
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell on the opening day of the Fifth Ashes Test at the Oval. With analysis by Phil Tufnell , Vie Marks and Matthew Hayden.
Producer Adam Mountford *approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.25am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm
6/9. Afghanistan. Abandoning 40 years of military doctrine, the US-led international forces have adopted a counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan. Lyse Doucet asks if the US Army can embrace a radical new strategy and if it will deliver. Producer Colin Pereira Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
Known as "the dancing marquess", Henry Cecil Paget fifth Marquess of Anglesey (1875-1905) acquired his reputation through his extravagant theatre spectacles. By 1904, he had gone bankrupt, and died soon after. Sheila McClennon meets some of those trying to return the blue-blooded thespian to centre stage. Producer Geoff Bird
Henry Cecil Paget - Lord of the Dance
11.00am Radio 4 Imagine a cross between Freddie Mercury, Goldfinger and Liberace and you have some idea about the Fifth Marquess of Anglesey (above, resplendent in eagle-winged headdress). Sheila McClennon was so intrigued by this photo of a peacock of a man she saw on her childhood holidays in Anglesey, that she wanted to do her dissertation on him. But she found there was very little source material. In this charming little documentary, she does what she failed to do in her student days - discover and resurrect the aristocrat from ignoble anonymity. His family had him airbrushed out of their history because he bankrupted them in his flamboyant pursuit of pleasure. Breath-taking tales of spending involve turning the family chapel into a theatre, attaching Parisian perfumes to the exhaust of his cars, and eye-watering amounts of jewels. Basically, he was the definition of fabulous. Frances Lass
5/6.Losing Out to
Lehman's.John Waite talks to investors who stand to lose their life savings following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Producer of Face the Facts Jon Douglas
Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm
1/2. The first of two plays by Joyce Bryant chronicling the comic chaos of the geography department at Hayborough University. When emotionally stunted lecturer David Poll is delegated the task of finding partners in industry, he blunders into a scheme that does not quite benefit the department. Concludes tomorrow. Producer Gary Brown
3/3. Youthful Folly. Frances recalls how, as a young girl about to make her West End debut, she was captivated by Brighton's Pavilion. Sophie Thompson reads sylvestra Le Touzel Teale's Story. For details see Tuesday
3/6. Freddy inadvertently breaks a top story in the treasury. Alistair Beaton 's satire, with additional material by Tom Mitchelson.
Producer Sally Avens
5/9. Battery Power. Huge quantities of lithium may soon be needed if battery power replaces the internal combustion engine.
With half the world's supplies of the metal in Bolivia, Peter Day asks if the country could become "the Saudi Arabia of lithium".
Producer Julie Ball Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
1an-made noise pollution is becoming icreasingly invasive in our lives and in our environment. The effects on both humans and wildlife are causing concern, as wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson discovers. Producer Sarah Blunt
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