Pick of the Day: Radio

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GAVIN BRYARS' beautifully stylised, though rather long-winded, rendition of Jules Verne's black comedy, Dr Ox's Experiment (7.25pm R3), comes live from the English National Opera, with an enchanting libretto by Blake Morrison. It tells the story of a mad scientist who conducts a scientific experiment on a sleepy town in Flanders, with catastrophic results. The distinguished raconteur Frank Muir is recalled with touching affection by his co-writer Denis Norden (right) in a Kentish Lad Remembered (11.30am R4), which includes some rib-tickling excerpts from their radio series Take it from Here. Nightwaves (10.45pm R3) looks at the uneasy issues surrounding the display of indigenous collections abroad as the British Museum launches its first exhibition devoted to Maori art.

Fiona Sturges