Radio: Pick of the Day

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A RELATIVELY tactful medium, radio is well suited to stories of profound loss such as that of Gwyn Jones (right) - the Welsh rugby team captain left paralysed just over a year ago, 13 minutes into a match between Cardiff and Swansea. Presented by another former Welsh captain, Eddie Butler, Road to Recovery (11.30pm R4FM) captures the tremendous courage of the 25-year-old through his own stoical, step-by-step account of events and the admiring comments of friends and family.

Sound Stories (11am R3) diligently collates the music inspired by the character of Scheherazade, who staved off death for 1001 nights by spinning yarns for King Shahrayar, starting with Ravel's Asie.