The Black Death
1/5. John Hatcher examines the terrible impact of the Black Death on everyday life in a Suffolk parish in the 14th century. Rumours abound in Walsham of a terrible pestilence in far-off lands. Read by Robert Glenister. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Black Death for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
The fortunes of farmers seem set to rise. Dominick Arkwright hears from two who are struggling, as well as one who is doing well. He also talks to Zac Goldsmith , the adviser to the Conservatives on green issues. Producer Miles Warde
2/6. Rod holds a press conference and Walter makes a move. Sitcom by David Nobbs. Producer Colin Anderson RT DIRECT: To order The Maltby Collection for £11.99 (RRP E15.99) inc pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a min), quoting RTD239, or visit www.bbcshop.com: code RTD239 at the checkout
New series 1/6. Gangs of London. Mike Walker's second series imagines how Dickens would have brought news to the masses if he remained the editor of a daily newspaper. A mugging of a criminal gang's financier points Dickens and his team to a plot to rock the heart of the financial world. Producer/Director David Hunter
1/5. The Restless Home. A tale of an 80-year-old former magician's assistant, who overcomes her physical infirmities by secretly podcasting. Helen Cross 's story is the first of a series exploring the phenomenon of personal broadcasting. Read by Eileen McCallum. Producer Kirsteen Cameron
Tl/30. Galileo Seeing Is Believing. Continuing her narrative history of the cosmos, Heather Couper looks at the life and achievements of Galileo. This week's readers are Timothy West, Annette Badland , Robin Sebastian , Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer. producer Martin Redfern
1/5. London 1958. The hero of To Sir, with Love, is seconded to London County Council as a child welfare officer, charged with cases involving "his people".
By ER Braithwaite. abridged by Anne Edyvean.
Director Jessica Dromgoole Repeated from 10.45am
Kidnapping is a growing global phenomenon. Frank Gardner reports on who are the kidnappers and who are their targets. He visits Colombia, once a kidnapping capital of the world, but now working hard to battle the criminals. Producer David Coomes
6/6. Amphibian Collapse? With one third of amphibians threatened with extinction,
Sue Broom finds out about the mysterious disease that's killing frogs, newts and salamanders all over the world. Producer Pamela Rutherford
1/10. A reading celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of the book by Chinua Achebe. known as the father of African literature. Read by Chuk Iwuji.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.
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4/4. Comedy show using sketches and songs to examine the particular pains of modern life. With Stephen K Amos , Jason Byrne , Justin Edwards and Katherine Parkinson. Producers Gareth Edwards and Alex Walsh-Taylor
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