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PROVIDED THAT he hasn't been hospitalised yet, Simon Mayo (right) should be supplying some entertaining, fatigue-induced hysteria by now, on the second day of his bid to set the world record for the longest continuous radio broadcast, in aid of Comic Relief (R1 to 10pm).

The Friday Play (9pm R4), "Fisher of Men", is a Welsh-voiced drama, partly written in verse, by David Constantine, about the wreck of the gold-carrying Royal Charter off the Anglesey coast in 1859. Constantine has the tragedy following hard on the heels of a prayer by the vicar of an isolated community for a momentous occurrence that will drive his flock back to him. Needless to say, he can't cope with what he bargained for.