Radio: Pick of the Day

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CONCLUDING WITH a tribute to the banana-skirt-wearing cabaret legend Josephine Baker, Sound Stories (11am R3) has Poulenc and Offenbach to help set the mood nicely.

Sunny Side Up (11.30am R4), a new comedy about the trials of a Nottingham barbershop quartet, is pitched just right, thanks to the refusal of the cast, which includes Keith Barron and Clive Swift (right), to treat their characters lightly.

The Friday Play (9pm R4) is a semi-improvised drama tracing Phyllis McLeod's quest for the truth about her son's alleged suicide while on remand at Edinburgh's Saughton Prison in 1993. It's doubly poignant because Mrs McLeod and her daughter play themselves.