Radio: Pick of the Day

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THE CORNISH writer Nick Darke, whose latest stageplay, The Riot, is shortly to open at the National, provides today's Afternoon Play (2.15pm R4). In Bawcock's Eve, versions of the same myth about a heroic boy-fisherman are told in a Mousehole B&B, which shelters a mysterious, heavily pregnant visitor. There is some superbly tetchy dialogue, particularly well-served by Barbara Jefford's Gran, whose voice sounds as worn as an old harbour wall.

Radio 3 tonight covers Poulenc in Performance on 3 (7.30pm) and Composer of the Week (12mdn't). In between on Night Waves (10.45pm R3), Richard Coles profiles one of our finest living poets, Geoffrey Hill (right).

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