Pick of the Day: Radio

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OUR CHIEF INSPECTOR of schools, Chris Woodhead, might derive some comfort from the Afternoon Play (2.15pm R4). It deals with a love at odds with the times - a selection of love letters between Abelard, the 11th-century French theologian, and his pupil, Heloise. Ranjit Bolt has provided the translation, which Anton Lesser (right) and Lynsey Baxter serve valiantly.

The subject of today's Sound Stories (11am R3) is Isadora Duncan, the woman who lived to dance until the moment her scarf got caught in the wheel of a fast- moving automobile.

A new comedy series with shades of Reeves and Mortimer, MacFlintock's Palace (11.15pm R4) is about the goings-on in a madcap Victorian music hall.