A host of guests at The Oval
After the excitement of Twenty20 Finals Day at Edgbaston, the BBC Cricket team moves to The Oval to see if Michael Vaughan can avoid losing his first home Test series as captain.
Working with us will be three of the finest opening batsmen in the history of the game - Sunil Gavaskar, Geoff Boycott and Graham Gooch. Former England and Surrey batsman Graham Thorpe will be joining us to offer his Oval expertise and to put the bowler's viewpoint will be TMS stalwart Mike Selvey.
Thorpe was with us at Lord's for the first Test where several TMS listeners e-mailed to ask who was the "Australian" on the commentary team. Listen out to see if you think Thorpe has gone native since landing a job Down Under with New South Wales. Describing the action will be Jonathan Agnew alongside Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Simon Mann.
Boycott is celebrating a special anniversary this week. It was on 11 August 1977 that he recorded his 100th hundred (the link will let you hear the commentary), choosing an Ashes Test match on his home ground to record the feat. The 30th anniversary of that achievement falls in this game and during Friday's lunch interval Boycott will be joined by the likes of Derek Randall and Rodney Marsh to look back on that historic innings. If you have any memories of that day we would love to hear from you - leave a comment on this blog.
During the Second Test at Trent Bridge our cricket correspondent Jonathan continued his recent trend of meeting famous young people called Harry. After interviewing Harry Potter (alias actor Daniel Radcliffe) at Lord's, Aggers chatted to McFly drummer Harry Judd. I wonder if Prince Harry is planning a trip to the Oval...?
Saturday's "View From the Boundary" promises to be fascinating. Jonathan will be talking to Dr Shashi Tharoor who enjoyed a distinguished career at the United Nations where he served as the right-hand man to Kofi Annan. He is also a prize-winning author and journalist, writing for publications such as the New York Times, Newsweek and The Times of India.
On Sunday lunchtime we'll be joined by the Tony and Emmy-winning actor John Lithgow, who is taking time out from rehearsals at the RSC to spend a day at the cricket.
Lithgow is about to star as Malvolio in Twelfth Night - but he'll also be telling Jonathan about his hugely successful sci-fi sitcom "Third Rock from the Sun" , being the voice of Lord Farquaad in the Shrek films and starring in countless films alongside the likes of Sylvester Stallone , Denzel Washington and Sigourney Weaver. We'll find out why an American actor used to Hollywood wants to spend a day at The Oval.
Also fascinating will be Jonathan's conversation with television historian and author Michael Wood during Thursday's tea interval.
As part of the BBC's India Pakistan 07 series Wood is presenting "The story of India"; which saw him travel silk roads and spice routes from the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass to show how the history of India has shaped the lives of all of us. He'll be telling Aggers all about his experiences.
And during the Test we'll be hearing from the two men hoping to succeed David Morgan as the new chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Somerset chairman Giles Clarke will be joining us on Saturday to tell us his plans, with ECB deputy chairman Mike Soper our guest on Sunday.
During Thursday's lunch interval we'll be discussing what the priorities should be for the new man at the top - and we want to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, text us on 84040, or comment on this blog with your views on what the new chairman should be doing and we'll put your points to the two candidates when we speak to them.