Pick of the Day: Radio

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COMPILING SMUG end-of-the- century overviews before the century has ended looks like tempting fate. Songs of the Century with Paul Gambaccini (12noon R2), presented over the Easter weekend, is courting not just fate but bad taste. Radio 2 listeners, music industry insiders and sales figures have determined this chart-of-charts.

In Good Friday Liturgy - The Seven Last Words (3pm R4), Cardinal Basil Hume (right) leads a meditation on Christ's last words on the cross.

Performance on 3 (6pm R3) provides a chance to hear the ENO production of Wagner's final great work Parsifal. Kim Begley stars as the fool upon whom the hopes of the Knights of the Holy Grail rest.

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