Radio: Pick of the Day

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"EACH BLOW strikes home with devastating eloquence: well-aimed, well-timed" was The Independent on Sunday's verdict on Peter Grimes as directed by Peter Stein for the WNO. Tonight in Performance on 3 (7.10pm R3), you can hear it for yourself.

In Lent Talks (8.45pm R4), the playwright David Edgar (right) movingly recalls the death of his wife during Lent last year. "The person we thought we'd been carrying was really carrying us."

There's a four-parter starting tonight, presented by Alan Freeman, on Berry Gordy's Motown (9pm R2). The founder of the legendary company looks back on its achievements over the last 40 years.