Pick of the Day

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A QUESTION that seems to vex people more than ever before is How to Be Happy (8pm R4, right), though it's not clear if this means we are less happy than we used to be, or whether we just have raised expectations of happiness. Here, a number of people, including a Bosnian exile and a pair of piano tuners, talk about their own levels of happiness and ask whether it is to be found in our in work, music, chocolate or increased levels of serotonin in the brain. Perhaps some people are just born happy.

A sure shortcut to happiness is Christmas Cocktails (7pm R3), a seasonal compilation of dance music of the Thirties and Forties, tonight featuring the Dorsey Brothers, Chick Webb, Django Reinhardt and others.