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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Dr Mona Siddiqui.

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

Contributors

Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
Simon Mann
Commentary By:
Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown:
Angus Fraser
Unknown:
Vic Marks
Producer:
Peter Baxter

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Luard
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]

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Tompkinson
Written By:
Lynne Truss.
Producer:
Dawn Ellis

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.UK

Contributors

Presented By:
Sheila McClennon
Presented By:
Winifred Robinson.
Editor:
Andrew Smith

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: feedback@bbc.co.UK

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton
Producer:
Margaret Budy

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy Levitt
Unknown:
Jerome Vincent
Director:
David Blount
Dorothy:
Rachel Atkins
Selwyn:
Kim Wall
Octave:
John Evitts
Monty:
David Timson
Lady Montagu/Vandra:
Clare Corbett
Chambers/Father:
Peter Main

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Kim Taplin

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Oscar Wilde.
Unknown:
John Cushnie
Read By:
Andrew Sachs.

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

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Coleman
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

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Producer:
Katie Tyrell

David gets a test in family loyalty.
For cast see page 46 Written by Joanna Toye ; Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Joanna Toye
Director:
Julie Beckett
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Lavinia Murray.
Director:
Pauline Harris

The topical discussion programme comes from Milton Keynes this week. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Milton Keynes
Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer:
Anne Peacock

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Wyatt.
Director:
Claire Grove
Martin:
Philip Jackson
Josh:
Carl Prekopp
Lesley:
Lynne Verrall
Aaron:
Tom Smith
Brad:
Peter Wight
Jeff:
Nitin Ganatra
Cole:
Tom George
Mary:
Emma Wooliams

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Zvi Litvinoff
Read By:
Vicki Simon
Read By:
Sara Kestelman.
Written By:
Nicole Krauss.

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Frederick Forsyth
Unknown:
Andrew Roberts
Presenter:
Francine Stock.
Producer:
Peter Everett

Peter France embarks on a rollercoaster adventure along the radio dial, tuning in to hidden worlds as the sounds of life are slowed down and made audible to the human ear in a unique radio symphony.

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter France
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

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