Thailand. Long-distance lorry drivers take it to stay awake. Clubbers take it as a cheap replacement for the dance drug ecstasy. Farmers have even used it to pay seasonal workers. But the Thais are paying a terrible price for their growing addiction to methamphetamine, a synthetic form of speed known locally as yaa baa or "crazy medicine In just five years Thailand has acquired nearly a million addicts. Olenka Frenkiel joins the patrols which are trying to stop the drug traffickers from crossing the border from Burma. She visits army boot camps for convicted addicts and discovers that hundreds of Buddhist monks have been enlisted to fight this growing menace. Editor Maria Balinska
Rptd Monday 8.30pm
[American public radio reporter Judith Kampfner 's tape recorder is rolling in the New York Public Library as translator Peter Constantine , looking for forgotten works by Russian writers, stumbles upon a lost, early short story by Anton Chekhov. It proves to be a fantastic piece. This programme combines documentary about the discovery and Chekhov's literary style with the firstfull reading of the short story on radio, by Rupert Graves.
Producers Nigel Acheson and Judith Kampfner
A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, then listeners can take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jesse !. Phone: [number removed] Lines Open from 1.30pm. Producer Nick Utechin
By Pearse Elliott. A petty thief persuades his hapless gang to rob a bank in order to fund his girlfriend's breast enlargement. However things don't go exactly to plan. Read by Kerry Shale . Producer Susan Carson
Scientists are increasingly trying to find ways of developing recyclable materials which can replace less environmentally friendly ones. Quentin Cooper talks to the researchers who are turning traditional material technology on its head.
Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
More management consultant comedy from the Sony Award-winning sitcom. Join the team as they transform companies in ways they barely understand. With Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy , Catherine Shepherd and David Mitchell. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley
In the final programme in the series about modern Asian history, Christopher Gunness investigates one of the region's most sensitive subjects: the Royal Family of Thailand. He mixes in royal circles exploring the unique role modern Thai monarchs have played in Thailand's past and present. Producer John Murphy
The UndeadlySin. Recent corporate scandals have been fuelling more public alarm than ever about business ethics. But does greed as an economic motivating force deserve to be universally condemned, and where should we draw the line?
Diane Coyle asks whetherwe could manage without some forms of avarice in a truly enterprising and risk-taking society. Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sun at9.30pm
Geoff Watts discovers how researchers are reprogramming bacteria cells to become minute biological robots. A host of possible functions could be performed by these cells, given the right raw materials -from building human organs to operating a space station on Mars.
Producer Beth Eastwood EMAIL: email@example.com
The fantasy sitcom set in the world of Gravy.
Here Comes Bod. The greatest story evertold ever reaches its denouement. Will Milford and Parker overcome Raamen Bod and find the Sofa of Time? Will Marmite avenge the death of his uncle Mortensen? Will Milford find his long-lost love and will the boys ever get back to Crouch End? All this plus the biggest surprise ending since Duty Free. Starring Nick Frost, Matt King, Mark Heap, Peter Serafinowicz, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Joseph Marcell, Kevin Eldon, Daisy Jones and Janet Anderson.
Producer Mario Stylianides
Marmite the Dwarf:
Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the first day's play in the Third Test at Perth, by Jonathan Agnew , Tim Lane and Jim Maxwell , with expert comments from Bob Massie ,
Terry Alderman and Peter Roebuck. Producer Peter Baxter
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