Radio: Pick of the Day

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IN THE Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (1pm), Paul Allen introduces the first of three recitals recorded during last weekend's exhaustive Haydn string quartet festival at the Royal Northern College of Music. Today you can hear the Brodsky Quartet tackling Op 54 No 2 in C and Op 76 No 4 in B flat.

Comedy Showcase (9.30pm R2), a series of comedy pilots, begins with Relax! Pauline Quirke (right), of Birds of a Feather, stars as the new owner of an upmarket health farm who turns up incognito and exposes the ingrained snobbery of her staff. Written by Terry Kyan, who penned The Brittas Empire, and starring Jeffrey Holland, perhaps it should have been called Rehash!

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