Pick of the Day: Radio

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IN TODAY'S The Reclaimers (11am R4) Peter Benchley, the writer of Jaws, immerses himself in the murky world of underwater salvage operations, which is fast expanding thanks to new, far-reaching technology. To many archaeologists, marine salvage (right) is just plain old-fashioned looting, but Benchley laconically trawls the States for the opinion of those for whom it is a respectable profession, and a vital means of financing historical research.

Tonight's Performance on 3 (7.30pm R3) aims to show us all that there's much more to Baroque than Purcell's one- act opera Dido and Aeneas; that work is paired with Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Ovid-based Acteon. Case proved.

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