Radio: Pick of the Day
Thursday 25 February 1999
The Afternoon Play (2.15pm R4), "The Virgin Knife" by David Pownall, is the first work in a series themed around historical assassinations. Samantha Bond (right) stars as Charlotte Corday, the ex-nun who took it upon herself to plunge a knife into one of the architects of the French Revolution, Jean Paul Marat, while he was in his bath.
On John Peel (10.10pm R1), PJ Harvey drops by to warble and chat.
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