Pick of the Day

ROBERT ROBINSON is your host for Divided We Stand (8.45pm R4). In four programmes he takes some odd squints at the last century, starting with correspondence columns - cue complaints about modern youth and dogmatically laid-down etiquette (the kilt should never be worn south of Stirling). All this is enlivened or deadened, according to taste, by Robinson's customary epigrammatic, faintly acid irony. This evening's concert is a live performance of Haydn's The Seasons in Performance on 3 (7.30pm R3) while Seamus Heaney (right), about to publish his collected poems, talks to Patrick Wright and discusses the place of poetry in the modern world in Night Waves (10.45pm R3).

Robert Hanks

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