Radio: Pick of the Day

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TWO STORIES about the prejudices that have shaped British society: Waiting for the Earth to Move (9pm R4) is a drama about Nick Leeson (right), the rogue trader who brought down Barings Bank. Andrew Lincoln, Egg in This Life, plays Leeson, while Richard Briers plays an emblematic old banker, heading off for evenings in the bar at Covent Garden while his business is quietly going down the toilet. John Fletcher inclines to stereotype, but it's pacy and well- explained.

Looking Back to Arthur (11.30pm R4) examines the case of Arthur Wharton, Britain's first black footballer: why his career vanished and, even more interestingly, why his name is now being revived.