Pick of the day

The Afternoon Play, Dolly (2.15pm, Radio 4), is the story of Basil D’Oliveira, the South African-born cricketer who was classified as “coloured” under the apartheid regime and so was unable to play for the national side. He became a UK citizen, and so was then eligible to play for the England team. Christopher Douglas’s play is a fascinating slice of history, with plenty of knowing references to 60s icons including Des O’Connor, then anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Hain ... and the Guardian.