Schedule Changes


Owing to industrial action, there are changes to the Radio 4 schedule on Monday 1st August 2011:

  • 01:00 - 05:30 World Service
  • 05:30 - 05:43 Shipping Forecast (moves from 05:20)
  • 05:40 - 05:42 Prayer for the Day
  • 05:43 - 06:00 Farming Today
  • 06:00 - 06:03 News summary
  • 06:03 - 06:30 Great Lives

    Biographical discussion with Matthew Parris. David Attenborough nominates the largely forgotten 17th century inventor and illustrator, Robert Hooke.
  • 06:30 - 07:00 The Report

    How did the MOD lose track of over £5bn worth of military equipment? Adrian Goldberg asks why the system is in disarray and assesses the risk to frontline troops.
  • 07:00 - 09:00 Today (reduced duration)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 You & Yours (a repeat instead of billed edition)
  • 13:00 - 13:15 News Summary (replaces The World At One)
  • 13:15 - 13:30 The Prime Ministers

    Nick Robinson's series exploring how different leaders have handled the top job in British politics. In this episode, he looks at Earl Grey, whose name is now more usually associated with a blend of tea than with his political achievements.
  • 17:00 - 17:30 The Things We Forgot To Remember

    Michael Portillo revisits the Berlin Olympics of 1936 (replaces PM)
  • 17:30 - 18:00 What's So Great About... Pollock

    In the programme in which Lenny Henry challenges the status of familiar people, practices and things we usually take as read, he questions the art of Jackson Pollock.
  • 18:00 - 18:20 News Summary
  • 18:20 - 18:30 David Attenborough's Life Stories

    The Kiwi is the last remaining flightless bird still in existence in New Zealand. It's a most peculiar bird, Attenborough tells us, but why?
  • 22:00 - 23:00 Meeting Myself Coming Back - Michael Portillo
    • Tuesday 2nd Aug
    • 00:00 - 00:15 News Summary
    • 00:15 - 00:30 Russia: The Wild East

      A repeat of Monday's episode of this narrative history series
    • Any further schedule changes will be added to this page as they are confirmed.
    • Full schedule

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