Pick of the Day: Radio

THE ACTOR David Suchet, currently starring as Salieri in Amadeus, talks about his musical Private Passions (12noon R3) and chooses a piano concerto by the maligned composer.

The Independent's Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss The Ground Beneath Her Feet, the new novel- cum-media event by Salman Rushdie (right) along with the latest work by Robert Lepage, Geometry of Miracles in Saturday Review (7pm R4).

In A Price Worth Paying (9.55pm R3), the former Radio 3 controller John Drummond attempts to explain why opera in this country is something to be proud of and worth paying for - pinpointing the first performance of Peter Grimes in June 1945 as the start of a renaissance.