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DEVOTING A whole three-and- a-half hours of airtime to the Tennessee city associated with the emergence of rock 'n' roll and blues, A Night in Memphis (7pm R2) is by no means overblown. The quiffed quipper Mark Lamarr presents two features, on Elvis Presley (right) and Sun Records, while Paul Jones gets a genial interview with BB King, for whom Memphis is "still the place". In between, there are a clutch of concerts, culminating in a set from Jerry Lee Lewis.

In that haven for worthwhile debate, Night Waves (10.45pm R3), Paul Allen talks to the poet Paul Durcan about his new collection The Mary Robinson Years, and assesses the work of August Strindberg.