Pick of the Day: Radio

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The Independent Culture
THE RECIPE for a Manhattan cocktail seems to be three parts greed, two parts history and add a dash of grievance. Manhattan Story (11am R4) is the tale of Robert Edwards, a Welsh naval officer granted Manhattan Island (right) by the Crown in 1770. In 1778 he leased the land for 99 years to the wardens of Trinity Church; but when the lease was up, the Church kept a firm hold. Since 1921, the descendants of Edwards have been fighting to prove that the land is theirs, and if they win, they stand to gain a cool $680 billion.

For those of us on smaller budgets, Them and Us (8pm R4) asks whether the power of the supermarkets is a good or a bad thing.