Radio: Pick of the Day

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MICHAEL FREEDLAND provides a personal guide to 60 years of British movie-making in A Very British Story (7pm R2). Mercifully, the programme doesn't wallow too much in soundtrack-assisted nostalgia or gripe excessively about the successes of Hollywood. There are cool appraisals of the current state of the industry from insiders, as well as succinct clips from yesteryear, including a welcome blast of Night Mail, written by WH Auden (right).

The Ghost of Number Ten (6.30pm R4) has the makings of a hilarious satire on New Labour: Maggie Steed plays the ghost of a socialist Victorian prostitute who haunts the Prime Minister in an attempt to spirit up some tangible policies.

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