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Pick of the Day: Radio

SOUTH AFRICAN drag artiste Pieter-Dirk Uys discusses his relationship with his sister, the concert pianist Tessa Uys in The Musical Side of the Family (1.30pm R4) and explains how his musical parents helped form his satirical Apartheid-ribbing persona, Evita Bezuidenhourt.

In Tune (5pm R3) finds Sean Rafferty talking to Vikram Seth about the latter's anticipated novel, An Equal Music, which chronicles the relationship between two young musicians.

The radio may spare us Alan Whicker's (right) look of complacent solicitude, but in Whicker's New World (10pm R2) he tracks down former interviewees who emigrated to America and discovers what became of them.