Radio: Pick of the Day

THERE ARE eight premieres in the Kronos Quartet's eclectic programme for the Glaswegian festival Performance on 3 (7.30pm R3): work from Philip Glass and Terry Riley sits alongside new arrangements of Hungarian gypsy music and Argentinian tangos.

It's hard to celebrate 60 years of Batman without endorsing the global industry that the caped crusader has given rise to, but Happy Birthday Batman (9pm R2), presented by Phill Jupitus, gives a good history of this American institution.

There's a welcome lack of grandeur, too, from Kenneth Branagh (right) in The Directors (10pm R2), although the stirring soundtrack contrives to make him sound superhuman.

Dominic Cavendish