Radio: Pick of the Day
Friday 26 February 1999
The Friday Play: Cribb and the Black (9pm R4) by Steve Walker, relates with gently ribbing humour, a shameful episode: the bare-knuckle showdown in 1810 between Tom Molineaux, an ex-slave and boxing's then reigning world champion, and Tom Cribb, upon whom England's "pride" rested.
Not the Short One at the Back with the Glasses (11.30pm R4FM) ponders the net result of not being picked for games. A tendency to listen to radio on Friday nights, perhaps.
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